Nellis AFB Community

Nellis AFB
Dental Services

Dental Services

Dental Clinic

Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, 2nd Floor Clinic

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday,


General dentistry and selected specialty services are provided for active-duty personnel. Routine appointments are made following an examination to determine the type and extent of care required. Periodic dental exams and cleanings are coordinated through unit monitors/schedulers. Members desiring exams or cleanings beyond those offered with the periodic exam may request these services through the clinic. Dental treatment (other than Nellis Dental Clinic referrals) obtained from a civilian dentist, including elective care such as orthodontics, must be paid for by the member and coordinated with the clinic prior to initiating treatment. Nellis is home to a variety of dental residency programs.


Creech Dental Clinic

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday



Emergency Dental Care

Emergency dental care is defined as uncontrolled pain, bleeding or rapid swelling/significant trauma to the oral-facial structures. Immediate care is available for all beneficiary categories. Sick call is held in the clinic at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on duty days by appointment; active-duty members have priority. A dentist and technician are on call after duty hours, including family days, weekends and holidays, for consultation and management of dental emergencies. Patients must report to the emergency room during these times for initial triage and management.


Space-Available Dental Care

Family members and retired military personnel receive treatment on a standby, space-available basis only. Treatment will be limited to exams, cleanings and other single-procedure visits. Standby space-available care has been significantly curtailed by DOD and Air Force policy and is extremely limited. Care guidelines are available at the clinic reception desk. Non-active-duty members are encouraged to seek care in the private sector.

Active-duty members are encouraged to enroll their families in the TRICARE Active Duty Family Member Dental Plan to ensure routine and emergency treatment needs are provided through civilian sources. Enrollment in the dental plan is done through Customer Service at the Military Personnel Flight.


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