The 71st MDG Dental Clinic provides comprehensive dental care for all active duty personnel assigned to Vance Air Force Base.
Dental Sick Call
For urgent dental needs and emergencies during duty hours, a Sick Call appointment may be scheduled by calling the dental clinic during duty hours.
For the treatment of dental emergencies including conditions such as acute swelling, active bleeding, severe uncontrollable pain or trauma during after duty hours, call the on-call provider at 580-554-0741 or the Nurse Advice Line at 580-213-7416.
Periodic dental examinations are scheduled for active duty personnel through the Dental Clinic Air Force Dental Readiness Assurance Program monitor. Follow-up appointments are made at the time of the periodic dental examination appointment or by calling the Dental Clinic.
Guard and Reserve Members
Guard and Reserve personnel may call to schedule an appointment for their periodic dental exams, but must be on orders for 30 days or more to schedule dental treatment.
The types of procedures performed at the Dental Clinic include those that fall within the scope of comprehensive dental care and limited specialty care.
Outsourcing to civilian dental providers and specialists may be utilized for active duty personnel if treatment is deemed necessary but cannot be provided by the dental clinic as determined by the examining dentist.
The dental clinic must generate a referral for active duty members to seek civilian dental care.
Care for Dependents
Dental care for dependents/family members is available through the TRICARE Dental Program
or the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
Dependent dental care must be coordinated through local civilian providers, a list of whom can be found at www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental/FindDentist
Dental care for non-active duty personnel may be provided at the Vance Dental Clinic on a case-by-case basis.
Dental Options Outside of Military Dental Clinics
For dental care outside of a military dental clinic, TRICARE offers dental coverage for service members, families and survivors. Additionally, retired service members, their families and certain survivors may qualify to purchase dental coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program.
To learn more and see which plan you may use, visit www.tricare.mil/dental