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Tricare dental program extended overseas

Falls Church, Va.—The military Tricare retiree dental program extends to beneficiaries living overseas as of Oct. 1, 2008.

"For many years, military retirees and their families have requested a dental program overseas," said Dr. Robert H. Mitton, a Navy captain and chief of the dental care branch for the Tricare Management Activity. "We at Tricare are very excited about fulfilling that desire with the new enhanced overseas TRDP," which allows retirees worldwide to purchase dental coverage.

Coverage has been restricted to the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Canada.

The Tricare Web site offers an online host nation provider list of more than 500 dentists and dental clinics in nearly 50 countries and additional information at www.trdp.org/news/NewContract.html.