TRICARE offers a variety of Dental Programs for military service members and their families. However, the TRICARE Dental Program varies vastly based on the sponsor’s status. There are even different dental care providers based on the sponsor’s status. Below is a summary of the TRICARE Dental Program options:
Active Duty Service Members
Most of your dental care is provided at military dental treatment facilities (DTFs) where you are stationed. In some cases, you may need to seek care outside of a military DTF, or you may be referred off base based on dentist availability or excessive wait time.
In the U.S. or its territories, you’ll use the TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program if you are referred to a civilian dentist or if you live in a remote area. If you live in a remote overseas location, your dental care is coordinated by International SOS, the overseas contractor.
Active Duty Family Members
You may enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program, a voluntary, premium-based dental insurance plan administered by United Concordia Companies, Inc., (United Concordia). Active Duty Families may use the Find a Dentist option on the United Concordia website which is a handy tool that helps you to search for a network dentist by name, county, city/state, zip code or street address. You can compare dentists side by side to see their languages spoken, gender, ages treated and more, and even get driving directions to a dentist’s office.
For enrollees, the TDP covers a wide range of diagnostic, preventive and restorative services. You may seek care from a network of more than 65,000 participating dentists, or you may use non-participating dentists at an additional cost to you. Below is a chart listing some of the services covered by United Concordia’s TRICARE Dental Program:
(Active Duty Family Members)
|Type of Service||CONUS||OCONUS**|
|E1–E4||All Other Pay Grades||All Pay Grades|
|Consultation / Office Visit||20%||20%||0%|
|Post Surgical Services||20%||20%||0%|
|Miscellaneous Services (occlusal guard, athletic mouthguard)||50%||50%||0%|
Retired Service Members and Families
You may enroll in the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program, a voluntary, premium-based dental insurance plan administered by Delta Dental Plan of California.
National Guard/Reserve Members
Your dental coverage is based on your military status. When not on active duty orders, you may enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program, and when activated, you’re eligible for active duty dental benefits.
National Guard/Reserve Family Members
You may enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program, a voluntary, premium-based dental insurance plan administered by United Concordia Companies, Inc., (United Concordia), regardless of your sponsor’s military status.ouses and children) are eligible for TRICARE.
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