Dental Treatment for Military Veterans – Official VA Vendor
The team at Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry truly cares about the many men and women in our area who have served in the United States Armed Forces. That’s why we have made it a top priority to offer veterans of the military an alternative method of obtaining high-quality, covered dental care. Our practice is an official Veterans Affairs Vendor for military veterans. This designation allows Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry to help veterans who would like to receive high-quality, covered dental treatment at an off-base facility. Our status as an official VA Vendor also makes it possible for us to provide relief to the VA’s dental department, which can often become backed up with patients who are simply trying to obtain the care they need.
Our practice offers advanced procedures such as dental crowns, dental implant restorations, root canal therapy, dentures, bridges, tooth extractions, and other options that veterans commonly require. We also utilize state-of-the-art technology that may not be available at your VA dentist’s office. In addition, Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry is often a more convenient location for many patients, and you will not have to wait several months for treatment – our practice can get you scheduled for the care you need very quickly.
Guide for Veterans
If you are a U.S. military veteran who is interested in receiving dental care for covered procedures at our practice, the following guide can help you initiate the process:
Determine Whether You Are Eligible for Dental Care Through the VA
Contact your Veterans Administration office and determine whether you are eligible for dental care through the VA.
Visit Your VA Dentist
If you are eligible for care through the VA, visit a VA dentist for x-rays and an oral examination. If the VA dentist determines that you need treatment, you can then be referred to Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry. If the treatment is covered, the VA will pay our practice for the procedure.
Contact Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry to Schedule an Appointment
After you have been examined by a VA dentist and have obtained a referral, you can contact our office and set up an appointment. We will then perform an oral exam and take x-rays, and one of our experienced dentists will evaluate your dental needs and create a customized treatment plan. This treatment plan will then be submitted to the VA.
Treatment Plan is Submitted to VA for Approval
Once our practice submits your treatment plan to the Veterans Affairs dental office, it will be reviewed for approval. If approved, Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry will schedule the treatment appointment for you, and will be reimbursed by the VA for the costs of the procedure. You should incur no costs for VA-approved treatment.
Since different dental plans have different sets of limitations, VA patients need to have pre-approval before treatment is performed. With that in mind, approval ultimately provides access to the same dental professionals and materials that are available to all of our patients.
In addition to routine dental care, military veterans often need expensive crown, bridge, or dental implant procedures. Our practice offers a full range of general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dental care options that can help you meet your goals. Covered procedures will depend on your coverage limitations. Your VA representative will be able to provide more details as to the treatments that may be covered at an off-base facility under your plan.
Our status as an official VA Vendor allows us to give military veterans in Poway, Rancho Bernardo, and surrounding San Diego communities another option for high-quality dental care. The entire team at Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to be part of this effective program, and we look forward to serving your needs!