U.S. Army DENTAC-Japan
APO AP 96343-5011
Within Japan: 046-407-3541
From the U.S.: 011-81-46-407-3541
Welcome from: COL Gregory W. Silver, DENTAC-Japan Commander
The command mission and vision for the Dental Activity are based on the Army values and the visions of the Pacific Region Dental Command and U.S. Army in Japan commanders.
Ensure the development and sustainment of a premier Dental Team. Relevant to those we serve.
America’s military leader in oral health and an integral member of Army Medicine.
U.S. Army Dental Activity-Japan (DENTAC-J) provides the entire scope of dental services for all age groups and beneficiary types - dependent on “space” and resource availability. The dental officers, enlisted, civilians, and local national workforce assigned to Camp Zama and Torii Station are committed to supporting the mission of the U.S. Army in Japan and to serving our communities.
Dental Activity's Focus
- Provide area dental support and services for all U.S. Army personnel on mainland Japan and Okinawa.
- Coordinate dental care delivery to all Soldiers, family members and authorized Department of Defense(DOD) / Department of Army (DA) civilian employees throughout Japan
- Promote host nation relations by representing the U.S. Army in Japan and the U.S. Army Dental Corps through engagement and interaction with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force dental and medical forces
||From the U.S.
|Senior Dental NCO
Camp Zama Dental Clinic – Mainland Japan
||From the U.S.
|Dental Clinic NCOIC
Torii Station Dental Clinic - Okinawa
||From the U.S.
|Dental Clinic NCOIC
|Note* - Dial the switchboard: 098 911-5111. After dialing this number, you will hear the normal tone made by a landline phone before you enter the number to call. When you hear this tone, dial the DSN. Wait a few seconds for the call to be placed and confirmed with the rings.|
|Monday~Wednesday & Friday
||7:30 a.m. - 4;30 p.m.
|Thursday (Closed in the afternoon for training)
||7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
||7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
|Sick-Call hours are reserved for the treatment of acute pain, swelling, bleeding, trauma, etc. Treatment rendered is normally of an interim nature, until a scheduled appointment for routine care is available.|
BENEFICIARIES as specified in Army Regulation 40-3. All beneficiaries must be SOFA-sponsored in Japan or Okinawa.
“Space-Required” dental care means patients identified in this category must receive dental care services in a military facility if at all possible. Only in extremely rare cases will these patients be referred to a non-military facility.
“Space-Available” dental care means patients identified in this category may receive dental care services in a military facility based on staff and facility capabilities. We will attempt to see if the Air Force or Navy dental facilities will be able to provide the required services. If the other local military facility cannot due to staff and facility capabilities and availabilities, the patient must seek care off-base utilizing their personal dental insurance. We cannot refer any patients to off-base dental facilities. The patient must contact their personal dental insurance provider for guidance on this matter.
“Fee for Service” dental care means patients identified in this category are required to pay up front all fees associated with the dental care rendered. These fees are determined by the Department of Defense and are subject to change. For current fee schedules, please contact the local dental facility.
Dental Insurance – other than Active duty personnel (OTAD), may elect to purchase personal dental insurance. Due to the limited resources, Active duty personnel have priority access to all available dental service in our facilities. There may be times when OTAD personnel may be “bumped”, to ensure Active duty personnel have access, resulting in a potential delay in dental care for OTAD personnel. Having personal dental insurance will provide individuals an option to seek dental care off-base. In some cases, this may be the best option to receive dental care in a timely manner. Additionally, if an individual returns to the U.S for any reason, having personal dental insurance would be valuable during an unexpected dental emergency. Without this insurance, you would be expected to pay the entire bill for your treatment on your own.
- Active duty – “Space Required” dental care
- Active duty family members – “Space Available” dental care
- Retirees and family members – “Space Available” dental care
- Department of Defense/Department of the Army civilians and family members – “Space Available” dental care and “Fee for Service”
Specialty Dental Care (Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics, Pedodontics and Orthodontics) - may be provided at our facilities on a limited basis by our general dentists, but more comprehensive and/or complex cases may be referred the local Air Force or Navy dental facilities. The Air Force and Navy dental facilities are in high demand and usually only accept Active duty personnel. All other beneficiaries may seek additional dental care through personal dental insurance off-base.
Availability of Dental Care - routine dental care and specialty dental care services are extremely limited for retirees and DOD/DA civilian beneficiary categories. Please contact the local dental clinic about the specific dental services offered for these groups.
Determination of Dental Care Availability - Army dental services are limited and available services are based on staff and facility capabilities. The DENTAC-Japan commander has final approval authority for priority and access to dental care issues within mainland Japan and Okinawa based on these limitations. Please attempt you resolve your issues with your dental clinic officer-in-charge to allow your concerns to be addressed at the lowest level possible. If you feel you still need to contact the DENTAC-Japan commander, please use the “Contact the Commander” link on this page.