Published July 11, 2014
Britannia Scott [right], daughter of Vicky and Tech. Sgt. Russell Scott, 60th Aerial Port Squadron, practices proper teeth brushing techniques with the assistance of dentists Dr. [Maj.] Margaret Curry [left] and Dr. [Capt.] Benjamin Coon [center], 60th Dental Squadron, at the David Grant USAF Medical Center’s Arthur J. Sachsel Dental Clinic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Spellman)
Dental technicians at the David Grant USAF Medical Center's Arthur J. Sachsel Dental Clinic work at crafting new dental implants for patients. (U.S. Air Force photo / SrA Lilliana E Moreno-Miranda)
The Arthur J. Sachsel Dental Clinic is located next to DGMC on the east side of the medical campus, across from the VA Fairfield Outpatient Clinic.
General dentistry and all recognized specialities in dentistry to active duty members, including activated National Guard and Reserve members through the dental services of the 60th Dental Squadron. Orthodontic treatment is only available as dictated by Air Force directives.
Acute dental care is available to all eligible beneficiaries. Emergency dental treatment (for moderate-severe pain, trauma, swelling and/or uncontrolled bleeding only) is available during normal duty hours by calling the dental clinic at 423-7001.
For appointments other than true dental emergencies, non-active duty patients are advised to seek off-base civilian dental care.
Limited care for retirees and their family members and active duty dependents may be available to support DGMC's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency training programs. Retirees and family members seeking care in OMS should call (707) 423-7085 and for AEGD, call (707) 423-7001.
TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) is a voluntary, high quality, cost-effective dental care plan for eligible active duty family members, National Guard and Reserve members and their families. For complete benefits and cost-share percentages, please visit the United Concordia web site, or call 1-888-622-2256.
Retirees and their families are not eligible for the TDP; however, if you are a retiree, you and your eligible family members may enroll in the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) which is currently administered by Delta Dental. Please visit their website or call 1-888-838-8737 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Brochures are also available at the TRICARE Service Center or the Beneficiary Counseling and Assistant Coordinators' offices.