Information for Veteran Dental Patients
Understanding Veterans' Needs
Patients are treated by compassionate and responsive dental staff familiar with the unique health care needs of Veterans. The VA dental corps includes many current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, who because of their own military experience, understand Veterans' health concerns. Just got out of the service and have doubts about VA health care? Check out this video link for returning service members (OEF/OIF/OND) called Doubts.
Highly Trained Dentists
VA dentists use the latest dental procedures and pain control techniques. Most VA dentists have received advanced training in their specialties.
Veteran dental care is provided in modern clinics that adhere to the highest standards of hygiene and infection control.
Types of Services
Dental benefits include a full range of services for eligible Veterans. Below are some of the many services offered by VA Dentistry:
VA dental services are located throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. You can find a dental clinic in your area by using the interactive map on the following VA linked page: Locate a VA Dental Clinic.
Eligibility for VA Dental Care Benefits
VA dental care eligibility and Veteran dental care benefits are based on a number of factors. All Veterans are encouraged to contact their nearest VA to find out if they qualify for dental care benefits. Those eligible receive the necessary VA dental care to maintain, restore, and improve oral health and masticatory function, including repeat care. For eligibility and dental care benefits, see the following links, especially the Dental Benefits for Veterans (IB 10-442) publication:
If you're an enrolled Veteran who's not eligible for VA Dental Care, the VA is implementing a comprehensive national VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP). Click on this link for more information: http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vadip/.
Other Useful Links for Veterans
Other helpful and useful links for Veterans can be found at this VA page: Useful Links for Veteran Dental Patients
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