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Dental Services

Eligibility for dental services is based upon service component guidance to the Reserve Health Readiness Program (RHRP). Dental services include:

  • Exam Indication: All Service members without a current dental exam within the past nine months will usually receive a new dental exam. 
  • Health History: Service member completes health history. 
  • Bitewing X-Rays: Taken with every dental exam. 
  • Blood pressure: Will be recorded for every dental exam. 
  • Panoramic X-ray (pano): No time requirement, to be taken if no pano is in the dental record, if significant change has occurred since the last one, or if deploying.
  • Dental Examination: Each Service member will be seen by a licensed dentist. 
    • Review of Health History and appropriate x-ray(s). 
    • Periodontal Screening and Recording (PSR). 
    • Charting of all dental disease. Classification designated. 
    • Original exam documents entered into Service member’s record.
  • Exam QA: Dental exams and ancillary documents are shipped to RHRP and reviewed. After review completed documents are mailed back to Service Member’s (SM) Medical Unit 
  • Digital Storage: All copies of records are digitized and stored within the dental system of record.
Last Updated: July 11, 2023
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