VA Dentistry - Improving Veterans’ Oral Health
Veterans Dental Eligibility
Eligibility and benefits for Veteran Dental Care are limited by law and categorized into VA dental classifications or classes. To learn if you are eligible for VA Dental Care, read the Dental Benefits for Veterans document. If you just got out of the service you may be entitled to a free dental exam. Check out Returning Service Members. See also Patient Information on this website for important dental facts for Veterans, and for general health benefits information see the VA Health Benefits homepage.
If eligible, you can apply online for health care via the 1010ez, the fastest and easiest way to apply for VA Dental Care!
If not eligible for VA Dental Care, the national VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) gives enrolled Veterans and CHAMPVA beneficiaries the opportunity to purchase dental insurance at a reduced cost. Explore the VADIP Fact Sheet or the VADIP Frequently Asked Questions brochure.
VA provides dental care to eligible Veterans at over 200 locations across the country, including Alaska and Puerto Rico. To find the location of a VA Dental Clinic near you use the Dental Clinic Locations Finder.
Did You Know?
VA sponsors more advanced Dental Residency training positions than any other organization. In fact, nearly half of all dentists in post graduate education programs rotate through local VA medical centers, taking advantage of the special knowledge and skills that VA attending dentists and physicians possess.
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Beautiful teeth are important but did you know how important they are to your overall health? Check out Your Smile Says It All on the MyHealtheVet portal to learn about the things you can do for keeping your teeth and mouth healthy. The health of your mouth is like a barometer for the health of the rest of your body.