Fort Riley Dental Health Activity provides quality, safe oral health services in support of the Total Force to enable Readiness, conserve the fighting strength while taking care of people.
Emergency Dental Care
A dental emergency is defined as an injury or condition with severe pain, bleeding, or infection, which obviously requires immediate attention. During the normal duty day (0730- 1630), soldiers will report to their assigned dental clinic, and family members must contact their civilian dentist. During non-duty days (weekends and holidays), and after normal hours, soldiers will first report to the Irwin Army Community Hospital Emergency Room (Bldg 650), telephone 239-7777, where they will be screened. Family members must first contact their civilian dentist for after-hours emergency dental care. If the civilian dentist cannot be contacted, the family member would then report to the Irwin Army Community Hospital Emergency Room for screening.
Urgent Dental Care
An urgent dental condition is one which causes discomfort such as lost fillings, chipped teeth, minor toothaches, or irritated gums. These conditions are not emergencies, and can be treated with home remedies until the soldier can be seen at their assigned dental clinic during usual sick call hours (0630-0930) on normal duty days. Family members will schedule urgent dental care with their civilian dentist.
Routing Dental Care
Routine dental care is care given for conditions which are not urgent or emergency in nature, and includes periodic examination, oral prophylaxis (tooth cleaning), specialty referrals, and other appointments. Routine care normally begins with the patient reporting to their assigned dental clinic for an oral examination, development of a treatment plan, and establishment of their first appointment. Family members would do this through their civilian dentist. ORTHODONTIC CARE IS NOT AVAILABLE.
Dental Clinic Assignment
Active duty soldiers are assigned to a particular dental clinic for urgent and routine dental care according to their unit of assignment. There is no family member "space available care." Therefore, family members of active duty soldiers are strongly encouraged to enroll in the family member dental insurance program. Enrollment may be accomplished through your unit's PAC or finance officer or online at www.tricaredentalprogram.com. Dental records for active duty soldiers are filed at their assigned clinic. A unit's clinic of assignment can be found in information sheets available at each dental clinic on post, or by calling one of the clinics listed below.