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Dental Benefits

Dental Benefits for Military Members and their Families

TRICARE Dental offers non-orthodontic dental services up to a maximum annual total amount of $1,300 per year.  This is available for all activated members of the military including the National Guard, Reserve and members of their families.  Some preventive and diagnostic dental services will not be applied toward the annual maximum. An amount of $1,750 is paid once per lifetime by a member for orthodontic treatment, and any of the diagnostic services are applied toward the general annual maximum amount.

The following is a summary explaining  these dental benefits:

When a Guard or a Reserve member is called up to active duty for a period of more than 30 days, they automatically become eligible free dental care at military facilities under TRICARE Prime coverage. Upon enrolling, a directory is issued that lists participating dentists. Network dentists will save a lot of money and time when using them, but it is up to the individual who the licensed dentist of their choice is to utilize for dental care.

If a person lives in a rural or remote area and a dental facility within the network is not available, individuals are advised to visit any dentist that is available. There is an authorization that you must to fill out in order to receive the services through TRICARE.

TRICARE Dental Plans

SINGLE PLAN

This plan covers only one eligible member for dental care. The member can be either a National Guard member, a member of Reserve or any member of their families. The military member who is sponsoring the enrollment in the dental care plan is treated separate from another family member’s single plan enrollment.

FAMILY PLAN

This plan is made available for family members to help assist with dental care. TRICARE’s family plan for dentistry covers two or more members of the families of Guardsmen, members of the Reserves or active-duty military members.

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6 comments

  1. My spouse is deceased. Lt. Col. USAF. I need dentures. I have Tri Care Medical; if I get a dental plan will I be able to get dentures?

    Thank you

  2. The link to Tricare Dental does not work. I want to find out more information and possibly sign up. I am a spouse of a Army Retiree.

  3. There is a time period where I was not supposed to be covered but I am getting charged for coverage. Who do I talk to about this?

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