Active Duty Dental Program
The TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program provides civilian dental care to the following beneficiaries:
- Active duty service members of the:
- U.S. Air Force
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Coast Guard
- U.S. Marine Corps
- U.S. Navy
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- National Guard and Reserve members who are:
- called or ordered to active duty for more than 30 consecutive days
- covered by the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) after serving on active duty for more than 30 consecutive days in support of a contingency operation
Note: Public Health Service officers are not covered under the TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program, however, they are covered under a separate dental plan, administered by United Concordia Companies, Inc.
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Active Duty Dental Program Contractor
TRICARE has partnered with United Concordia Companies, Inc. (United Concordia) for private sector dental care for dental health and deployment readiness to include claims processing and customer service for the TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program.
The TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program provides coverage in the following areas:
- United States
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- Puerto Rico
- American Samoa
- Northern Mariana Islands
In all other overseas areas, dental care is provided by military dental treatment facilities. For active duty service members in remote overseas locations, dental care is coordinated through the TRICARE Overseas Program contractor, International SOS.
There are two distinct components of the Active Duty Dental Program:
- Referred from a military DTF or 'DTF-referred'
- Remote care for those who live and work more than 50 miles from a military DTF
Note: All NOAA members, and National Guard/Reserve members who are covered by the Active Duty Dental Program due to "early eligibility" (pre-activation) or during TAMP are covered by the remote component.
United Concordia will coordinate an appointment for routine dental care (e.g., examinations, cleanings, fillings) within 21 calendar days of request and 28 calendar days for specialty dental care (e.g., crowns, bridges, dentures, periodontal treatment).
United Concordia pays claims for dental care under the Active Duty Dental Program. Treatment must be provided by a United Concordia network dentist in order to be eligible for payment, unless otherwise approved by United Concordia.
Are you in the Public Health Service?
Your dental care is covered by the Public Health Service. You are not covered by the TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program. >>Learn More