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Is it possible for a pilot to be grounded due to dental conditions?
Pilot Career - Medical Examination
Sunday, 01 April 2012 16:01

Dental Health: Dental Procedures Explained

Dear Captain Lim,

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Question: Is it possible for a pilot to be grounded due to dental conditions? If so, how extreme do these conditions have to be in order to be grounded?

Your response is much appreciated

Thanks

Jenson
RSA

Hi Jenson,

Dental condition or decayed teeth will not ground a pilot from flying. See a previous question here. For the issuance of a Class I medical, the closest mention to dental problems may be found under “Mouth and Throat". Here, the medical examiner is only required to check whether there is “any malformation or condition, including stuttering, that would impair voice communication."

So, as long as the dental condition does not impair your voice, it would not affect your ability to become an airline pilot. However, any decayed teeth would give the impression of poor dental hygiene and also reflect badly on a pilot’s appearance (especially during an interview for an airline pilot's job).

Of course, the solution is a very simple one. Visit a dentist for help either to get some good crowns for any decayed teeth or fix up any abnormal dental issues!

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