TRICARE Dental Program

The TRICARE Dental Program is a voluntary, premium-based dental insurance plan, administered by MetLife. This program is for active duty family members and members of the National Guard and Reserve, and their family members. TDP provides 100 percent coverage for diagnostic, emergency, and preventive services, with the exception of sealants. Sealants are covered at the 80 percent level with a 20 percent cost share paid by the beneficiary.
View the TRICARE fact sheet on the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP).

Who is eligible?

The following beneficiaries are eligible to enroll:


The TRICARE Dental Program covers:


  • Exams, cleanings, fluorides, sealants, and X-rays
  • Fillings, including white fillings on back teeth
  • Root canals
  • Gum surgery
  • Oral surgery and tooth extractions
  • Crowns and dentures
  • Orthodontics and braces
  • Scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) for diabetics
  • Additional cleaning for pregnant women

What does it cost?

There are monthly premiums associated with TDP that depend on the sponsor's status. For detailed information, please visit