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I was just recently granted P&T, and was wondering does CHAMPVA provide dental as well as medical for spouses and dependents?

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No dental, the cheap ^^%^%$. I have heard talk about the VA giving all vets dental at some time in the future. How can the VA or any health plan say they provide complete care if they leave out dental exams. You don't get an oral exam as champva patient, so how does the doctor know you don't have some oral cyst or cancer? I know because about 30 years ago a dentist discovered a cyst in my gum by accident during routine exam. I would have lost all my upper teeth if it had not been removed. Have you seen the teeth of 80% of VA patients? Most Vietnam era don't even have teeth. It is just about cost and nothing more. A person on welfare and medicade gets better dental coverage than 95% of VA and ChampVA patients if that is the only resource they have. They say dental infections can aggravate damage to heart and DMII and yet most are not treated for dental. If you have gum disease you have an active infection draining into your blood stream which goes to heart and lungs. This can't be good. I know that is more than you asked but I feel strongly about dental care. I have spent thousands on my teeth due to gum disease. I still have my teeth.

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No dental, the cheap ^^%^%$. I have heard talk about the VA giving all vets dental at some time in the future. How can the VA or any health plan say they provide complete care if they leave out dental exams. You don't get an oral exam as champva patient, so how does the doctor know you don't have some oral cyst or cancer? I know because about 30 years ago a dentist discovered a cyst in my gum by accident during routine exam. I would have lost all my upper teeth if it had not been removed. Have you seen the teeth of 80% of VA patients? Most Vietnam era don't even have teeth. It is just about cost and nothing more. A person on welfare and medicade gets better dental coverage than 95% of VA and ChampVA patients if that is the only resource they have. They say dental infections can aggravate damage to heart and DMII and yet most are not treated for dental. If you have gum disease you have an active infection draining into your blood stream which goes to heart and lungs. This can't be good. I know that is more than you asked but I feel strongly about dental care. I have spent thousands on my teeth due to gum disease. I still have my teeth.

I understand what you mean I'm looking at spending thousands for my younger daughter to get braces, the wife needs dental work. I was hoping they picked up some of the expense. I was told I had a heart murmur for years and had to take antibiotics before getting dental car; Suddenly after joining miltary I was told the murmur went away I wonder if they were just saying that to save on giving meds every time I had work done on my teeth. Thanks to all for your quick replies.

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John999,all veterans that is a 100% PT get free dental care at the vamc,it just that CHAMPVA dont offer it to spouse and dependents children

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I have free Dental at Dallas VA and am paying a local Dentist who would rather save teeth than pull them.

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