Provide safe, quality, evidence-based dental care to ensure the sustained readiness of the Service members and cadets in our care.
After EVERY encounter, people feel they received outstanding care and service.
Dental Health Activity (DENTAC)
United States Military Academy
West Point, New York
DENTAC Command Corner
Welcome to the DENTAC at the West Point Military Reservation! The Soldiers and Civilians who make up our organization are dedicated to providing safe, quality dental care to the USMA Cadets, USMAPS Cadet Candidates and the Active Duty Service members at West Point and the surrounding area.
The DENTAC consists of a headquarters (HQ) element and two dental treatment facilities. The HQ is co-located with the Saunders Dental Treatment Facility in building 606 and the oral and maxillofacial surgery team is located in building 900, within Keller Army Community Hospital (KACH).
If you are joining the DENTAC USMA team, you will receive a welcome packet and have a sponsor to help with your transition. If this does not occur, please contact our human resources assistant at 845-938-7770 during normal duty hours for assistance.
I encourage you to browse the West Point Garrison https://home.army.mil/westpoint/
and the United States Military Academy https://westpoint.edu/
websites for additional information about living and being at West Point. On behalf of the Soldiers and Civilians of the DENTAC…welcome to beautiful West Point!
Craig R. Freccero
Lieutenant Colonel, Dental Corps
What is Dental Readiness?
Dental Readiness is determined by how much or what type of dental treatment you need or may require. This is broken down into four dental readiness categories:
- Dental Readiness Class 1 (DRC 1) -- Congratulations! Administratively, your dental record is current and all of your dental treatment is complete. Make sure to schedule a dental exam every 12 months. If you aren’t sure when you had your last dental exam, log into your MEDPROS to find out.
- Dental Readiness Class 2 (DRC 2) -- Your record is administratively current, but you have dental conditions for which we strongly recommend you schedule routine care (crowns, fillings, etc.). These conditions are unlikely to result in a dental emergency within 12 months.
- Dental Readiness Class 3 (DRC 3) -- You need our help and immediate attention! You require treatment to correct dental conditions that are likely to cause a dental emergency within 12 months. Examples of such include large cavities that need fillings, root canal treatment, problematic wisdom teeth that need to be extracted, etc. Make an appointment immediately!
- Dental Readiness Class 4 (DRC 4) -- You require a dental examination or do not have a dental record. Hence we are not able to validate your true dental readiness. Correct this deficiency today
Dental Readiness Class 3 or 4 places you in a "non-medically ready" category. Please contact us immediately to remedy this situation. Remember- dental readiness is a key component of Soldier readiness and total body wellness. Let us help you maintain yourself in the best possible health!
To check your medical readiness, log into your MEDPROS.
Make a dental appointment by calling the Saunders Dental Clinic at 845-938-3121.