Dental care throughout the Korean peninsula consists of several troop medical clinics and the main dental command clinic located at U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Yongsan. It’s mission is to provide expert patient dental care services in support of Eighth United States Army and all supported forces throughout the Korean theater of operations across the entire spectrum of plausible conflicts, from peacetime engagements through combat operations.
DENTAC-Korea (DENTAC-K) provides the following services:
- General Dentistry
Last year, 177,981 dental procedures were performed and 66,021 patients were treated and 22,685 lab procedures were conducted.
DENTAC-K is engaged in partnerships with Purchased Care Sector Providers (PCSP) off the installations. Network PCSPs accept the TRICARE negotiated rate as payment in full for services rendered. Participating PCSPs meet TRICARE licensing and certification requirements, and are certified by TRICARE to provide care to TRICARE Beneficiaries.
As the transition and relocation of U.S. Forces Korea from Area I and Area II progresses south to Areas III and IV, DENTAC-K is operating with extended hours to accommodate the increased demand for services. The new Yongsan Dental Wellness Center now provides one-stop in-processing and hygiene exams for all incoming military personnel and beneficiary population on a space-available basis.
Later this year, a brand new facility consisting of 79 chairs will open at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, in Pyongtaek, South Korea, sized to support 40,000 eligible beneficiaries as the population increases. This new facility will take the name of the Carius Dental Clinic from USAG Yongsan and become one of the largest in the Department of Defense.