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garhkal
05-13-2014, 06:25 PM
I find it strange as a retiree i can just pop to the local mil base's medical, and be seen for any issues i have, but unless i am bleeding/in pain, i can't do the same for base dental?

GeoDude
05-29-2014, 05:26 PM
I find it strange as a retiree i can just pop to the local mil base's medical, and be seen for any issues i have, but unless i am bleeding/in pain, i can't do the same for base dental?

On Lejeune, even active duty members need to schedule an appointment weeks or even months in advance to be seen at dental. Maybe its just a logistical consideration?

Don't retirees get full access to dental from civilian providers, like with Tricare Remote?

hustonj
05-29-2014, 06:38 PM
Just like active duty dependents, TriCare doesn't cover dental needs. You have to have other coverage.

TriCare doesn't cover dental for retirees.

Why not? Ask Congress and the lobbiests who wrote the laws.

TSgt"M"
05-30-2014, 01:17 PM
I just started Tricare dental for retires, 70$ a month for me and wife. You have to wait a year for any major work.

garhkal
05-30-2014, 08:00 PM
Guess i might need to sign up for that.

Bos Mutus
09-06-2016, 10:03 PM
Guess i might need to sign up for that.

mine is about $136 per month.

sandsjames
09-07-2016, 02:34 AM
mine is about $136 per month.Not bad for being 2 1/2 years late in responding.

Bos Mutus
09-07-2016, 05:33 AM
Not bad for being 2 1/2 years late in responding.

Mine is the family plan...so you can get member, member and spouse, or family.

sandsjames
09-07-2016, 11:34 AM
Mine is the family plan...so you can get member, member and spouse, or family.

I pay $51 a month for the Tricare (Delta) dental (family).

garhkal
09-07-2016, 06:44 PM
Not bad for being 2 1/2 years late in responding.

Better late than never.