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Discussion in 'Military Vets' started by Mohawk600, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. Mohawk600

    Mohawk600 Active Member

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    Is there any way to get it without being 100% disabled? Does anyone know of services for vets to get dental restoration. I don't want extractions.....they will do that. But need some restoration prior to hip replacement.
     


  2. mantawolf

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    Having this issue with my old man right now. There are loopholes but hard to find. Blood thinners are one of the va prescribed them. Medications linked to tooth problems basically. And even then it still has to be approved somehow.

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  3. TheMailMan

    TheMailMan Well-Known

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    Short answer. No.

    What mantawolf describes requires that one file a secondary claim with the VBA and have it approved. Then you will get dental care. It's a pretty high bar though.
     
  4. mantawolf

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    It is a very high bar. Hoping they approve my old man's.

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  5. TX OMFS

    TX OMFS Well-Known Forum Sponsor

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    100% service connected disabled.
    70% or 80% and unemployable.
    POW greater than a certain number of days I can't remember.
    A few other very limited exceptions.
     
  6. TheMailMan

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    If you're TDIU, it doesn't make a difference what your actual rating is.
     
  7. JLMcC

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    Have you looked into possibly being a "project patient" for military dentists in training? A veteran friend of mine had quite a bit of oral surgery accomplished so the dentist had a specific accomplishment completed for his graduation. I don't know if he had that done through Army or Air Force or even if that counts in the Joint Base world.
     
  8. studenygreg

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    Contact the UTHSC here in San antonio. They are always looking for patients to work on. The only issue is you have to be flexible with your time. There are also several dental assisting schools here in SATX that do minor work. I work in the dental field. PM me if you want to talk more about it. Good luck

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