TRICARE dental options

The TRICARE healthcare benefit covers adjunctive dental care (i.e., care that is medically necessary to treat a covered medical condition). However, several non-adjunctive dental care options are available to eligible beneficiaries.

ADSMs receive dental care at military Dental Treatment Facilities (DTF) or from civilian providers through the TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program (ADDP) if necessary. For all other beneficiaries, TRICARE offers two premium-based dental programs: The TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) or the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP). Each program is administered by a separate dental contractor and has its own monthly premiums and cost-shares.

Note: TRICARE may cover some medically necessary services in conjunction with noncovered or non-adjunctive dental treatment for patients with developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities and for children age five years and younger. Learn more


TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program (ADDP)

United Concordia administers ADDP and provides civilian dental care to ADSMs who are referred for care by a military DTF or who serve on active duty and reside more than 50 miles from a DTF.

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TRICARE Dental Program (TDP)

TDP, administered by United Concordia, is a voluntary dental insurance program available to eligible ADFMs and National Guard and Reserve and Individual Ready Reserve members and their eligible family members.

ADSMs (and some National Guard and Reserve members) called to active duty for a period of more than 30 consecutive days are eligible for the pre-activation benefit up to 180 days prior to their report date are not eligible for TDP. They receive dental care at military DTFs or through ADDP. Learn more

For more information, call United Concordia at (844) 653-4061 (in the continental US) or (844) 653-4060 (outside the continental US).


Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) dental and vision coverage

The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) ended on December 31, 2018.

Beginning in 2019, dental and vision plans will be available through the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

  • Vision: Eligible TRICARE beneficiaries will have four vision plan options.
  • Dental: FEDVIP Dental has replaced the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP). If a beneficiary currently has TRDP, they will need to enroll in FEDVIP Dental to have dental coverage in 2019.

If a beneficiary is eligible, the next opportunity to enroll in FEDVIP is during the 2019 Open Season. Coverage will start January 1, 2020.

* Children enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) are not eligible for FEDVIP.

* Beneficiaries enrolled in Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP) are not eligible for FEDVIP.