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Dental

2008 Base Installation Directory - Dental Clinics - Free handbook on base installations for active and retired U.S. military personnel, includes information on dental clinic locations.

 

http://www.militaryhandbooks.com/ 

 

Applying for VA Health Care - Apply for VA health care, nursing home, domiciliary or dental benefits by completing VA Form 10-10EZ Application for Health Benefits.

 

http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/application/

 

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) - Oral Health for Adults - Provides information on what adults can do to maintain good oral health.

 

http://www.cdc.gov/OralHealth/publications/factsheets/adult.htm

 

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - Oral Health for Older Americans - Provides information on oral health and aging and what older Americans can do to maintain their oral health.

 

http://www.cdc.gov/OralHealth/publications/factsheets/adult_older.htm

 

Decay Risk Self-Check - Designed to help determine a soldier's risk for tooth decay.

 

http://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/decay/

 

Dental Care Services - Information from TRICARE on active duty dental programs: Tri-Service Prime Remote Dental Program (RDP) and Dental Treatment Facility (DTF)Referred Care Program.

 

http://www.tricare.mil/tma/MMSO/dental.aspx

 

Dental Conditions & Treatments - Videos - One-minute videos covering topics such as amalgams, oral cancer and tooth extraction.

 

http://www.ada.org/public/media/videos/minute/index.asp#conditions

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Dental X-Rays - Explains how x-rays work, when they should be taken, considerations for use in pregnant patients and more.

 

http://www.ada.org/public/topics/xrays_faq.asp

 

Healthfinder.gov - Oral Health - Discusses tooth and gum care, diseases and conditions and answers frequently asked questions.

 

http://www.healthfinder.gov/scripts/SearchContext.asp?topic=603 

 

Mouth Protection Program - Provides information on the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine's Mouth Protection Program. Designed to improve soldier wellness through the reduction of painful, costly and disfiguring orofacial injuries.

 

http://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/dhpw/Wellness/mouthguard.aspx 

 

National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) - Conducts research in tissue engineering and regeneration and bioengineering for wounds to the head and face. Potential to be of great service to veterans needing repair and regeneration caused by combat wounds as well as other craniofacial defects.

 

http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/ 

 

TRICARE - Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) - Comparison of some of the benefits offered under the current Enhanced TRDP, with a preview of the changes in store for enrollees in the new Enhanced TRDP.

 

http://www.trdp.org/news/NewContract.html 

 

Oral Fitness - Injury Prevention with Mouthguards - Provides information on the importance of mouthguards in preventing costly and disfiguring orofacial injuries.

 

http://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/dhpw/Wellness/MouthGuard/Mouthguards-06.pdf 

 

Oral Fitness Program - Provides information about the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine's Oral Fitness Program and relevant oral health information for soldiers, senior leaders and healthcare providers. Includes links to resources and fact sheets, including Soldier's Oral Fitness and Leader's and Unit Dental Readiness.

 

http://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/dhpw/OralFitnessMain.aspx

 

Oral Health - Treatment - Explains dental implants, crowns, veneers, bridges and restorations.

 

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/oral-health-treatment-index

 

Outpatient Dental Treatment - Information on outpatient dental benefits provided by the VA.

 

http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/Library/pubs/Dental/Dental.pdf

 

TRICARE - Dental Options - Provides information about the TRICARE dental care options available: Dental Care for active duty service members, TRICARE Dental Program for service members and family members, TRICARE Retiree Dental Program and Dental Care for National Guard and Reserve.

 

http://www.tricare.mil/mybenefit/ProfileFilter.do?&puri=%2Fhome%2FDental

 

U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion & Preventive Medicine - Oral Fitness Resources & Fact Sheets - Links to fact sheets and other resources providing oral health information for soldiers. Topics include prevention of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and oral injury.

 

http://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/dhpw/oralfitness/OralFitnessResourcesFactSheets.aspx


Your Oral Health & Overall Health - Provides information on the link between periodontitis and other health conditions including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Includes links to other topical resources on the connection between oral and overall health.

 

http://www.ada.org/public/topics/oralsystemic.asp