The primary mission of the 51st Dental Squadron (51 DS) is to ensure the military dental readiness of active-duty service members. The 51 DS has the responsibility to provide care, on a space available basis, to eligible non-active duty beneficiaries and to manage assets for appropriate and needed care to all eligible beneficiaries.
To balance these missions, we prioritize care following the Department of Defense and Air Force Guidelines including Title 10 U.S.C, Section 1074(b) and Section 1077(a) (9); AFI 47-101, TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration Function
; and AFMAN 47-101, Managing Air Force Dental Services
Beneficiaries are provided care in the following order:
- Authorized beneficiaries with true dental emergencies
- Active Duty Military
- Command Sponsored of Active Duty
- Non-Command Sponsored of Active Duty
- Dependents of Retirees
- All others
Currently, the 51 DS is not able to support routine care for non-Active Duty beneficiaries due to COVID-19 operations. For a list of local dentists that accept the United Concordia family dental plan please visit https://www.uccitdp.com/tp2opd/
- General Dentistry
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Routine Exam & Cleanings
Sick call hours for dental emergencies are weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For after-hours and weekends, a dentist on call will be contacted by the Emergency Department.
What is considered a dental emergency?
- Acute Dental Pain
- Acute Infection
- Other Life Threatening Situations