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On November 18th 3-4 PM ET, Delta Dental experts Doug Schobel & Tammy Hunter will be here to answer your questions on dental benefits for Veterans and military retirees. Get information on what types of plans are available and what type of coverage is right for you. We’re here to help and support!
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PFC Michael Brown
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I've been honorabley discharged for 50 years from the US Army, can I still get dental benefits from the Army. PFC Michael A. Brown, served in Panama CZ from April 1972 to October 1973 and Fort Sill, OK from October 1973 to 1974.
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PFC Michael Brown
PFC Michael Brown
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Saw your post Bob, how did u get 100% dental, I need 3 implants myself. Point me in the right direction. PFC Michael A. Brown, US Army 1974.
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PO2 Scott M.
PO2 Scott M.
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Agreed! I have the same question - discharged honorably in 1993, with all the health issues that come with dental problems they SHOULD be covered! At least like vision is covered on a limited basis.
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Tammy Hunter
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Eligiblity for dental benefits received at the VA at no cost to you is determined by the VA. Typically one is rated at 100% disability to receive dental benefits. If you are not able to receive dental services at the VA the VA has an agreement with Delta Dental to offer you dental insurance at a low affordable cost. We have three plans from which you can choose from depending on your need. You can find complete information about those plans on our website here at http://www.deltadentalins.com/vadip
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PO1 Lyndon Thomas
PO1 Lyndon Thomas
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I didn't even know retiree's were eligible for dental. Someone please tell me how to gt this coverage!
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SSgt Randall Matheny
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Edited 17 d ago
Since it is well known that dental problems lead to all manner of health issues, why is dental coverage not included in service connected care until disability reaches 100%?
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SGT Lab Technican
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It's all about the $$$
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SSgt Randall Matheny
SSgt Randall Matheny
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I can't crunch the numbers because I don't know what they are, but dental care could save the VA a load of money by mitigating serious health issues related to poor dental health. Check out https://www.interdent.com/gentle-dental/resources/10-damaging-effects-of-poor-dental-hygiene-and-unhealthy-teeth/
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SGT Lab Technican
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SSgt Randall Matheny - I had a dentist to tell me the same thing. He told me to keep teeth that I could process my food for proper digestion. Got implants & a partial.
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Tammy Hunter
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Good question and best addressed by your congress person. You can find who your congressperson at https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
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Cpl Craig Howard
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With as important as Dental Health is to the overall heath of our bodies, is there a reason that the VA doesn't provide some basic Dental coverage to all Vets? I am not talking free for everyone, but a low cost basic dental plan that helps meet basic needs and some emergencies.
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SGT Lab Technican
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It would cost them too much... Imo
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Cpl Craig Howard
Cpl Craig Howard
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I would not mind sharing the cost if it meant I had this available when needed. And I agree with what you say, but it is important. Needs to be considered. Thx.
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Tammy Hunter
Tammy Hunter
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Dental Health is important and the key to great overall health. The VA knows that and that is the reason they contracted with us to offer dental insurance at a affordable premium. We have three plans to choose from and based on how much you want to pay in premium allows you the coverage you need.
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