23rd Dental Company, 29 Palms

1st Dental BN/NDC Camp Pendleton

The 23rd Dental Company exists to provide comprehensive dental care to active duty personnel assigned to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command. The healthcare support is provided at Branch Dental Clinic Twentynine Palms by active duty and civilian dental personnel sourced from 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Pendleton. The services provided include urgent and routine dental care in oral diagnosis, periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics and general dentistry, as well as, 24/7 emergency coverage in Building 1591.

Primarily a support and report organization, 23rd Dental Company serves approximately 12,500 active duty personnel from 18 operational units under the direction of Major General Lewis A. Craparotta, USMC, Commanding General, MCAGCC/MAGTFTC. The Company Commander is CDR Preston Briggs, USN, and the Senior Enlisted Leader is HMCS (FMF/SW) Bob Ramirez. They are responsible for the administration and management of the assigned dental personnel to 23rd Dental Company, as well as, the coordination of clinical services for Branch Dental Clinic Bridgeport.

23rd Dental Company personnel are charged to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their abilities, in accordance with operational and administrative instructions, within the limits of their clinical privileges and/or position descriptions. Proactive leadership, communication, and safety is the norm. Outstanding performance through effective healthcare support and optimum results through efficient dental service is expected. Our actions serve one smile at a time and our activity is an oasis for all those entrusted to our care.

Incoming personnel - To request a sponsor, you may contact HM1 Sharon Williams, 760-830-7054, sharon.i.williams2.mil@mail.mil


Clinic Information

Phone Number
(760) 830-7054

Clinic Hours
Close: Sat-Sun

Sick Call Hours
M-F 0700-1030 & 1300-1400