Personnel requiring any non-life-threatening emergency oral or dental treatment with no other injuries or problems requiring immediate medical attention must contact the Brigade Dental Duty Section. The Brigade Dental Duty Section will triage each case and determine whether to treat in the Brigade Dental Clinic or to refer to a higher level of care. 95% of dental emergencies can be handled in house.
QUALIFYING DENTAL EMERGENCIES
The following events would be considered non-life threatening injuries or problems that would be referred to the Brigade Dental Duty Section: Pain in tooth or gingiva (gums); laceration (cuts) of lips or oral tissue; avulsed tooth due to trauma (tooth knocked out); intruded, extruded, or mobile tooth due to trauma; and edema (swelling) or hemorrhaging (bleeding) without difficulty in respiration.
DENTAL EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
The Brigade Dental Duty Section after-hours emergency contact number is 443-822-2254. This phone number is manned 24/7, 365 days a year.
DENTAL EMERGENCY OUT OF USNA AREA
If the member requiring emergency dental care is away from the Naval Academy due to Leave or TAD:
If greater than 50 miles from a military dental clinic, the member will contact United Concordia at 866-984-2337. The member will have to verify eligibility and will seek ONLY emergency dental treatment with any civilian dentist.
If within 50 miles of any military dental clinic, member must seek emergency care at that clinic.
Member must obtain copies of the dental treatment notes.
Upon return from leave or TAD, the member must report the next work day to Brigade Dental Clinic during sick call hours (0800-0900 or 1300-1400) with copies of treatment notes for follow up care.