I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
April was the month of the Military child. I never realized there was a whole month set aside just for recognizing military children as our daughter was born after my husband was discharged from active duty. For current active duty military families though, I think this was an important month because really, what’s more important to families than their children?
My dad was in the military when I was a kid and it’s tough. My mom and dad were divorced at the time, but it did mean I had to go long periods of time without seeing him depending on where he was stationed. Some kids have even more to deal with when parents have to relocate or even worse, when they’re deployed overseas. Even through all of that though, those babies still have reasons to smile so it’s our job as parents to make sure those smiles always shine bright. One way to keep those smiling faces beautiful is by making sure those kiddos are receiving regular dental care with the MetLife TRICARE dental program.
You may have seen me write about MetLife TDP before and how it offers dental coverage for military families. This program is available to all dependents of active duty service members and Reservists, including spouses and children (even stepchildren, adopted children, and court-ordered wards). That means no kiddo is getting left out when it comes to receiving necessary dental care.
MetLife TRICARE Dental Program Benefits
The program has many benefits and covers just about any common dental issue that could arise.
- Two cleanings and two exams per year at no cost (in network)
- Sealants on permanent molars (@ 20% cost share) for children up to age 18
- Orthodontics for children up to age 21 (or 23 if that child is a full-time student)
- Space maintainers for children under 19-years-old
- Two topical fluoride applications (per consecutive 12 -month period)
- $1,200 accidental annual maximum per enrollee.
- 1 Athletic Mouth Guard (@ 50% cost share) during a consecutive 12-month period.
MetLife TDP does come along with your TRICARE insurance already, however, you will need to enroll separately to receive coverage. To stay informed of the most current happenings, be sure to visit MetLife TDP on Facebook and Twitter.
Be sure to share this information with anyone you know that could benefit from the MetLife TRICARE Dental program. What’s the biggest dental concern you have for your kiddos? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
Liz Mays saysMay 4, 2015 at 12:32 pm
That is some good coverage right there! I’m really impressed with the orthodontic coverage!
Sicorra@NotNowMomsBusy saysMay 4, 2015 at 1:22 pm
That is an excellent dental program for children and I like how extensive the coverage is, instead of just covering the basics. It is so important that kids practice good dental health early on. It saves them so many headaches down the road.
Roz K. Walker - Goodbye Boss Hello Kids saysMay 4, 2015 at 6:51 pm
I didn’t know that April was Military Child month. Your experience helped me to better understand what children of those in the military may face. It’s good that we have a time set aside to honor and support them.
Celeste Wong saysMay 4, 2015 at 9:45 pm
I also never knew that April was Military Child month. MetLife TRICARE Dental Program sounds like a great program. It’s important to maintain good dental health and this program helps.
Elizabeth O. saysMay 5, 2015 at 5:15 am
It’s nice to hear that there is a Military Child Month and the kids get a lot of benefits. This gives the parents peace of mind that their children will be taken care of. Being away from a father for long periods of time is not an easy thing to deal with.
K. Lee Banks saysMay 5, 2015 at 7:08 am
I am sort of a “military child” – although my parents served before they got married and had kids! They actually met while serving during the Korean conflict, stationed in Germany.
I have heard of TriCare, because when I worked for Head Start, some of the kids had this insurance.
Shonda saysMay 5, 2015 at 7:30 am
The MetLife TRICARE Dental program needs a lot more recognition. This appears very beneficial for a lot of families.
Michelle Hwee saysMay 5, 2015 at 4:19 pm
Oh wow. This looks fantastic! I never knew anything about it until now! Definitely should be more well known! I will be sharing it.
M from The Stay-at-Home Life saysMay 5, 2015 at 9:56 pm
Dental benefits are so helpful to have if you can get them.
Phillius Thomas saysAugust 11, 2015 at 12:04 pm
That is so cool that military children get a month to be recognized. I hope my cousin’s son had a good time during that month. Do the military parents send a video back or something for their children normally? Also, the fact that this dental program exists is awesome too. Taking care of these children is important because their parent(s) can’t always be their while they are protecting our country.