LRAFB Dental Clinic

Hours of operation: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Dental Flight provides comprehensive general dental service for active duty members of Little Rock Air Force Base. Dental services offered include: preventive dental health procedures, routine fillings, oral surgery, prosthetics (crowns, bridges and removable appliances), periodontics (gum maintenance and surgery) and root canals.

Generally, routine appointments are available within 10 duty days. Some dental specialty services require more coordination and therefore may not be available in the 10-day window. Some services are not available within six months of projected separation or retirement.

Routine annual appointments for examinations and dental cleanings can be made through the unit health monitor or scheduler, or by calling the 314th Dental Flight at 987-7304 or 987-7331.

Emergency dental care appointments are available from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling the appointment desk listed above. During this appointment the dental problem will be evaluated, and if necessary, prompt treatment provided.

In some cases, non-urgent treatment may be scheduled at a later date, so the clinic can preplan the proper resources to meet the member's dental needs. On non-duty days or after normal duty hours, access to emergency care to relieve severe pain, control bleeding or treat swelling caused by infection can be obtained by calling the primary care manager on duty.

On Saturdays, emergency dental care is also available by reporting to the family practice clinic during their Saturday hours.

All non-active-duty beneficiaries can be given emergency dental care that is necessary to relieve immediate pain and suffering. Many dental insurance programs, to include the Family Member Dental Plan, the Retiree Dental Plan and the Reserve Dental Plan (all administered by Concordia Dental Plans, 1-800-866-8499), all provide for emergency service visits.

If the patient has a civilian dentist, it is usually best that they be contacted first to ensure continuity of treatment.