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Veterans Dental Eligibility

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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, see Dental Benefits for Veterans. See also Information for Patients for other helpful dental facts for Veterans. If you just got out of the service you may be entitled to a free dental exam. Check out Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF/OND). For general VA Health Care eligibility, go to Health Benefits.

If eligible, you can apply online via VA Form 10-10EZ, the fastest and easiest way to apply for VA Dental Care!

Not Eligible for Dental Care?

If you are not eligible for VA Dental Care, the VA is implementing a comprehensive national VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) to give enrolled Veterans and CHAMPVA beneficiaries the opportunity to purchase dental insurance through Delta Dental and MetLife at a reduced cost. Participation is voluntary and purchasing a dental plan does not affect Veterans current eligibility for VA dental services and treatment.

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 staff attending dentists and physicians possess.

VA Dentistry in the News

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.


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