The Dental Clinic provides dental services to active duty military only. Services include:
- Dental Examinations
- Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
- Limited Oral Surgery Capabilities
Active duty personnel must receive a periodic dental examination to assess each member's readiness status.
Appointments for periodic dental examinations are scheduled by the Dental Clinic and coordinated with the Unit Health Monitor who informs each member of his/her pending appointment. Group First Sergeants and/or Commanders will be notified of all broken appointments.
Identified treatment needs will be scheduled after the periodic dental examination.
How to Make an Appointment
All routine dental care will be scheduled in advance. This can be done in person or via telephone. Patients are asked to be present 10 minutes prior to their appointed time. If a patient is late for his/her appointment, they may be considered a no-show.
If appointment cancellation is necessary, please call as soon as possible. A 24-hour notice is mandatory to minimize lost patient treatment time and avoid a broken appointment.
Dental Coverage for Non-Active Duty Members
Active duty family members are eligible to enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program. Visit the Beneficiary Web Enrollment Website
or call 844-653-4061.
Retirees and their families are eligible for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program. To learn more contact the FEDVIP Customer Service Center at 877-888-3337 or on-line at BENEFEDS
. Note: FEDVIP is not a TRICARE program and open season applies.
Emergency Dental Care
Active duty personnel with dental concerns or emergencies may call the Dental Clinic for a same-day evaluation appointment on any duty day.
All other personnel are eligible for initial stabilization of emergencies and relief of pain. However, family members/retirees enrolled in TDP should utilize their civilian dentists, as emergency care is covered by TDP.
After Hours Emergency Dental Care
Active duty members with dental emergencies after normal duty hours should call the appointment line at 801-586-2273, follow the prompts, and leave a message. If the member has a true emergency he/she will be contacted by the on-call dental provider to determine the treatment needs.
Beneficiaries who are not active duty who cannot reach their civilian dentist also have the option of contacting the on-call dental provider. Do not use an emergency room for a dental emergency. TRICARE will not pay for a dental diagnosis and all dental programs will not pay for dental care received in an emergency room.
Dental Options Outside of Military Dental Clinics
For dental care outside of a military dental clinic, TRICARE offers dental coverage for service members, families and survivors. Additionally, retired service members, their families and certain survivors may qualify to purchase dental coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program.
To learn more and see which plan you may use, visit www.tricare.mil/dental