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FAQ: How many cleanings per year are covered under the TRDP?

The Enhanced TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) covers (pays for) two cleanings in a rolling, 12-consecutive-month period (not the same as a calendar year).* This time limitation is designed to encourage you and your dentist to maintain a regular schedule for your routine cleanings and other preventive services.

The rolling 12-month period starts with the date of the first covered cleaning in the series. For example, if you had your first covered cleaning on March 2, 2016 and a second covered cleaning on August 24, 2016, the TRDP will not pay for another cleaning until March 2, 2017—12 months from the first paid cleaning—or after.

Use the handy online Consumer Toolkit® to help you keep track of your covered cleanings so you’ll know when you’re eligible for your next one. Your TRDP network dentist can help you with scheduling your covered cleanings on a regular basis, too. And if you’re enrolled in the Basic TRDP (which only pays for one cleaning in a 12-month period), you might consider upgrading your coverage so that you can get that second cleaning right away!

*The TRDP pays for three cleanings in a rolling, 12-consecutive-month period for diagnosed Type 1/Type 2 diabetics. The same time limitations apply. Please refer to your online TRDP Benefits Booklet for details.

Last updated November 2016

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