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.
Dental Prevention and Education equals NO CAVITIES!
At the beginning of each new year, it is important to see if there are changes to monthly rates and premiums from health care providers. That way, there are no surprises later on when you make appointments!
Did you know that February is Dental Health Month?
NOW is a great time to brush up on program benefits and check on the upcoming changes.
Premium amounts change annually each year on February 1, so don’t get caught unaware! Premiums also vary depending on the number of member enrolled and the sponsor’s status. Enrollment is a 12-month commitment. However, after completing the minimal enrollment period, membership may be continued on a monthly basis.
TRICARE Dental Program premiums also vary based upon a family member’s military status (Active Duty, Selected Reserve, Individual Ready Reserve and type of enrollment). The Dental Program is an extra enrollment feature with TRICARE. Check out the costs.
What are the benefits of the TRICARE Dental Program?
When enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program and members visit a network dentist, there are no costs for exams, cleanings, X-rays, or fluoride treatments.
Active duty members typically only receive one cleaning and exam at base clinics each year, so they can receive the recommended second exam with this dental program!
I love the flexibility of this dental program. Even when we are able to get dependent appointments at the base dental clinic, we keep our coverage up to date for emergencies, just in case.
I love that sealants are only 20% cost share for kids through age 18. I received sealants when I was younger and I have gotten them on my kids’ permanent molars for added protection.
Orthodontic treatment is available for enrolled family members up to age 23. We’ve had one with braces and I’m sure our other three kids will need some help in this area eventually.
The kids recently learned about teeth and dental health in our homeschool. We all had dental checkups this month and NO CAVITIES! We’re doing something right!
Our dentists commended us for our preventive measures and education: “Oral health is an important part of overall wellness. Preventive and diagnostic dental care helps maintain good oral health which leads to overall wellness.”
For More Information:
To enroll, visit the TRICARE website.
Refer to the fact sheet on TRICARE Dental Program.
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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.