Lebanon VA Medical Center
Our Comprehensive Dental Care program includes Diagnostic, Preventative and Restorative Services, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Periodontics, and Implantology.
Outpatient Dental Treatment
This information is based on VA Health Care Fact Sheet 164-3, February 2008. The type of outpatient dental care a Veteran receives depends on benefits assigned by the Veterans Health Administration.
Veterans can receive outpatient dental care if VA states they meet one of these conditions:
- Veterans who receive service-connected payments for a dental disability can receive any needed dental care.
- Veterans who were prisoners of war (POWs) and those who are 100% service-connected and cannot be employed can receive any needed dental care.
- Vetarans who are applying for a VA vocational rehabilitation (VR) program can receive dental care if it is needed to enter a VR program. Veterans who are enrolled in a VR program can receive dental care in order to achieve goals of the VR program, prevent interruption of participation in a VR program, allow for a quicker return to a VR program, or if it helps them to get a job and be more independent.
- As of January 28, 2008, a person discharged from the military who is 0% service-connected for a dental condition can receive dental care if they served active duty for 90 days or more and if they apply for VA dental care within 180 days of leaving active duty. Under these two conditions, the Veteran can receive a one-time treatment if the dental problem was present at the time of discharge and if the Veteran’s certificate of discharge does not state that the Veteran received necessary dental care within 90 days before discharge. This includes Veterans who re-entered military service within 90 days of a prior discharge.
- Those who are 0% service-connected for a dental condition or disability caused by combat wounds or service trauma can receive repeat care for the service-connected condition(s).
- Those who have a dental condition that makes another service-connected injury worse can receive dental care to correct the problem.
- Those with nonservice-connected dental problems who started receiving treatment while on inpatient status and need further treatment as an outpatient to resolve the problem can receive dental care.
- Those who have dental problems that complicate a medical condition currently under treatment can receive care.
- Veterans who are placed in a VA Homeless Program for 60 consecutive days or more can receive needed outpatient dental services.
Note: Veterans discharged between August 1, 2007, and January 27, 2008, can receive dental care by applying within 180 days of their discharge. If a Veteran was denied dental care and believes this was done in error, they can contact our local medical center Fee Basis office for review.
Outpatient Dental Emergency Treatment
If you have a dental emergency (pain, swelling, trauma) and do not know if you are eligible for VA dental services, please report to the Lebanon VA Emergency Department, not directly to the Dental Clinic. VA employees will inform you about the benefits you can receive. Patients who are not eligible for outpatient dental care benefits will, in most cases, have to pay for the treatment that is given. After emergency care is given, any follow-up care that is not an emergency is the responsibility of the Veteran.
For more information about VA medical and dental benefits, contact the Health Benefits Service Center at 1-877-222-8387 or http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility.
For more information on Outpatient Dental Benefits, contact Fee Basis at:
1-717-272-6621, ext. 4607 or 1-800-409-8771, ext. 4607
- Building 17, 5th Floor
- 717-272-6621 Ext. 4768
- 800-409-8771 Ext. 4768
Hours of Operation
- 8 am to 4:30 pm