Your dental options during the 180-day TAMP period are based on who you are and the reason you're covered by TAMP.
Active Duty Service Members
Active duty service members who qualify for TAMP remain eligible for dental care at military dental treatment facilities during the TAMP period on a space-available basis.
You do not qualify for dental treatment facility-referred and remote care through the TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program during the TAMP period.
Active Duty Family Members
Active duty family members who are already enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program, remain eligible until their eligibility for TRICARE is lost upon the sponsor's final separation date. Family members must continue to pay their enrollment premiums until the coverage ends.
If you're not enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program before the sponsor qualifies for TAMP, you cannot enroll now. You may qualify for some care in military dental treatment facilities. Check with your local military dental clinic for details.
National Guard/Reserve Members
If you served on active duty for more than 30 consecutive days in support of a contingency operation and are now covered by TAMP, then you remain covered by active duty dental benefits during the 180-day TAMP period. You will continue to receive dental care at military dental facilities and through the TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program. All orthodontics, implants, and certain complex treatments must be completed within the TAMP period.
Please Note: The TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program is only available in the U.S. and U.S. Territories. If in other overseas areas, you'll receive dental care at military dental facilities.
At the end of the TAMP period, you may enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program. If you were enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program before you were activated, your TRICARE Dental Program coverage will automatically resume when TAMP ends, and you'll start paying your monthly premiums again. If you weren't enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program before, you can do so at anytime.
Family Members of National Guard Reserve Members
You qualify to purchase the TRICARE Dental Program at any time before your sponsor is activated, while he/she is activated and during the TAMP period. Your enrollment is separate from your sponsor's and will be uninterrupted when your sponsor is activated or deactivated. If not already enrolled, you can enroll at any time. >>Learn More