Most of us cannot get Dental Care from the VA, BUT…
While the VA offers Dental Care only to 100% Disabled Vets, or those whose dental issues are a direct result of military trauma, that doesn’t mean that the rest of us are left with no help. AND, this may be changing for the better. Here’s a link to what the VA offers regarding dental care https://www.va.gov/health-care/about-va-health-benefits/dental-care/. Check your VSO for details.
Look at the other resources down below on this page for lots of dental options, some of them FREE or low-cost to Vets.
VA, Government and Organization HELP
Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.
Clicking here will bring you to a database of VA https://www.knowavet.org/search-local-va-facilities/ and other services you can locate by zip code. Please also check out our page on Filing Claims. We recommend that you do NOT file claims on your own. If you do not file exactly the way the VA looks for information, it can take literally years for your claim to go back and forth before approval or denial. The other resources listed, such as your local Veterans Service Office (names vary by county) VSO counselor https://www.knowavet.org/office-of-vet-services/ or VFW, etc., will help you determine what you are eligible for and file correctly for results in as little as a few weeks.
Non-VA LOCAL HELP
Please feel free to use the check sheets Before, During and After the Medical Appointment at https://www.knowavet.org/before-during-and-after-a-medical-appointment/and Choosing a Medical Service Provider, at https://www.knowavet.org/choosing-a-medical-service-provider/, to help you in your search for the best help for your individual circumstances.
In addition, there may be other federal, state and local government or private resources for your individual needs. A VSO counselor https://www.knowavet.org/office-of-vet-services/ may be able to help you find them.
While we strongly urge you to take advantage of all you have earned through your service, we understand there are many reasons why you may prefer non-VA service providers. Here are some places to start: