Operational Update!! North Severn is OPEN!!
Our North Severn Dental Clinic is now OPEN to serve and care for active duty patients of record and is now accepting appointments. The clinic may suspend services as needed for mission/ readiness requirements with service availability continuing at the Brigade Dental clinic in Bancroft Hall. You can call 410-293-1650 to make an appointment. We look forward to serving you.
Provide the highest quality comprehensive dental care to the Unites States Naval Academy Midshipmen, Staff, and all other beneficiaries in a professional, safe, and courteous environment.
Dental readiness is an essential part of overall medical readiness that prepares the United States Naval Academy Midshipmen graduates and Staff to accomplish any operational mission ashore and afloat in any environment. Our focus is to provide exceptional care which will contribute to the overall health of all of our patients.
The Brigade Dental department has the ability to provide a complete array of dental treatment procedures:
- Preventative Dentistry (dental cleanings, annual exams, radiographs, fluoride treatments)
Operative Dentistry (fillings)
- Restorative Dentistry (cosmetic bonding)
- Prosthodontics (implants, crowns, bridges, veneers, removable prostheses)
- Endodontics (root canal therapy)
- Periodontics (gum surgery and maintenance)
- Orthodontics (braces)
- Oral Surgery (tooth extraction, implant placement)
- Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction treatment
- Custom Athletic Mouthguard fabrication
Specialty Definitions at Brigade Dental
Periodontics is the dental specialty that encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures and tissues.
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.
Orthodontics is the dental specialty that includes the diagnosis, prevention, interception, and correction of malocclusion, as well as neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities of the developing or mature orofacial structures.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.
If care cannot be provided at this treatment facility, the patient will be referred to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center/Naval Postgraduate Dental School. If care cannot be provided at WRNMMC/NPDS due to time restraints or patients do not meet assignment criteria, the patient will be sent to a civilian provider through the Active Duty Dental Plan (ADDP) www.addp-ucci.com
Personnel requiring any non-life-threatening emergency oral or dental treatment with no other injuries or problems requiring immediate medical attention must contact the Brigade Dental Duty Section. The Brigade Dental Duty Section will triage each case and determine whether to treat in the Brigade Dental Clinic or to refer to a higher level of care. 95% of dental emergencies can be handled in house.
Qualifying Dental Emergencies
The following events would be considered non-life threatening injuries or problems that would be referred to the Brigade Dental Duty Section:
- Pain in tooth or gingiva (gums)
- Laceration (cuts) of lips or oral tissue
- Avulsed tooth due to trauma (tooth knocked out)
- Intruded, extruded, or mobile tooth due to trauma
- Edema (swelling) or hemorrhaging (bleeding) without difficulty in respiration
Dental Emergency Contact Information
The Brigade Dental Duty Section after-hours emergency contact number is 443-822-2254. This phone number is manned 24/7, 365 days a year.
Dental Emergency Out of USNA Area
If the member requiring emergency dental care is away from the Naval Academy due to Leave or TAD:
- If greater than 50 miles from a military dental clinic, the member will contact United Concordia at 866-984-2337. The member will have to verify eligibility and will seek ONLY emergency dental treatment with any civilian dentist.
- If within 50 miles of any military dental clinic, member must seek emergency care at that clinic.
- Member must obtain copies of the dental treatment notes. Upon return from leave or TAD, the member must report the next work day to Brigade Dental Clinic during sick call hours (8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.) with copies of treatment notes for follow up care.
The United States Naval Academy has very specific policies and procedures regarding Brigade Dental Clinic services. In general, we provide services to patient population of over four thousand United States Naval Academy Midshipmen, and the active duty staff of the Naval Academy and Naval Station Annapolis.
To schedule an appointment please call our Front Desk at 410-293-3901/3902 during working hours, 6:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. If driving, upon arrival at Brigade Dental Clinic, if you use one of the patient parking spaces, be sure to procure a parking pass from our front desk. If you require emergent care after hours, contact the dental duty phone at 443-822-2254.
Midshipmen Dental Appointment Failure Policy
Your Brigade Dental Clinic works on an appointment only basis for most services, except emergencies/sick call, annual examinations, flight physical examinations. It is essential that we fill all of our scheduled appointments and keep failures to an absolute minimum to work efficiently.
If you cannot attend your appointment please call us as soon as possible to reschedule your appointment. A minimum 24 hour notice to change a scheduled appointment is required. No-shows for appointments and cancellations less than 24 hours before the scheduled appointment will be considered a failed appointment.
Any medical or dental appointment is considered your assigned place of duty at that time. You will be notified by email if you fail an appointment. Your Company Officer will be notified of a second appointment failure and any ensuing failures will be reported to the Office of the Commandant for action.
Active Duty Staff Failure Policy
The same applies to Active Duty Staff in that your dental appointment is your appointed place of duty. A minimum 24 hour notice to change a scheduled appointment is required.
No-shows for appointments and cancellations less than 24 hours before the scheduled appointment will be considered a failed appointment. If you fail an appointment your Chain of Command will be notified of your failure.