I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for the TRICARE Dental Program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Every new year, I review our family goals, make resolutions, and plan dental appointments for the year.
Teeth are important.
We’re learning about teeth in science this week and the kids are all fascinated with how they’re made and whatall they do.
It’s a great time to teach them the importance of taking good care of our teeth and mouths with frequent flossing and brushing and healthy diets.
Two of my kids will visit the dentist in January. We pray they keep our family record of the past year with no cavities!
I love the convenience of visiting local dentist and oral specialists for our dental care. It’s easy and affordable, and my kids think going to the dentist is fun!
Fun fact: Wisdom teeth extractions are covered by TRICARE for patients between the ages of 15 and 30.
This coverage is considered with a 30% cost share for pay grades E1-E4, and a 40% cost share for pay grades E5 and above. This would be subject to the plan maximum of $1,300. Coverage for extractions outside of the age range can be considered if specific documentation is provided that substantiates the need for removal and is approved.
This is great to know since I have a teen daughter who will surely need this done soon! My husband had his wisdom teeth removed as an adult. I do not recommend waiting. Get it done as soon as a dentist notices the need!
Check out cost shares for dental services and plan premiums.
Another fun fact: December is the National Guard’s birthday – it turns 378!
I have friends and brothers-in-law who are Guard members. Awesome!
December 13, 1636, marks the beginning of organized militia, and the birth of the National Guard’s oldest organized units – symbolic of the founding of all the state, territory, and District of Columbia militias that collectively make up today’s National Guard. More history.
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The Defense Health Agency continues to offer a comprehensive dental care
option available for purchase by eligible active duty family members and
National Guard and Reserve members and their families. Effective May 1, 2017,
United Concordia Companies, Inc. (United Concordia) will assume responsibility
for administering the TRICARE Dental Program, replacing the outgoing dental
contractor. Your monthly premium rate will also change and you may
need to find a new dental provider.