There is no U.S. military dentist stationed in Chinhae. For that reason, service members and their dependents should have their Dental status updated prior to departure for the Republic of Korea.
U.S. Army dentists come twice a year from the USAG Daegu and Naval Hospital Yokosuka dentists come quarterly to provide general dentistry at BHC Chinhae for active duty personnel only. Services provided include: exams, fillings, X-ray, and hygiene. Appointments should be made through the BHC Chinhae.
Active duty service members and dependents over the age of 13 can seek routine dental care at the Bodine Dental Clinic on Camp Walker at USAG Daegu at DSN: 315-764-4307 or the Dental Clinic on Camp Carroll at USAG Daegu at DSN: 315-765- 8685. Emergency and sick call dental visits are seen at the Bodine Dental Clinic.
Additional dental resources for dependents are available through local Korean TRICARE-affiliated dental offices via MetLife. All dependent beneficiaries are encouraged to enroll in MetLife, TRICARE’s dental program, on arrival to Korea to maintain their dental health and readiness. For more information on this program, visit the MetLife/TRICARE dental program’s website at https://goo.gl/CwE8nQ. To check for the most current Dental providers in Busan, please see the search application at https://goo.gl/YkC3bF.