Dental Service - Battle Creek VA Medical Center
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Battle Creek VA Medical Center


Dental Service

Dental Service
What We Do

The Battle Creek VAMC provides comprehensive dental services including but not limited to exams, X-rays, fillings, dentures and oral surgery to eligible Veterans. See the Service Information section below for a list of routine dental practices performed at our facility.


Deliver high quality dental care to eligible patients as part of a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system. Maintain a strong commitment to provide leadership in dental education and research. Serve as a back-up to military medicine in time of national emergency and develop sharing agreements with other outside agencies to decrease cost and improve services.


“VA Dentistry – Veterans’ Best Choice”


We consider the following to be our primary, collective values as we strive to accomplish or mission:

  • Compassion
  • Professionalism
  • Trust
  • Caring
  • Understanding
  • Proficiency
  • Excellence
Key Staff

Service Chief

Phillip Huber, DDS
(269) 966-5600 Ext. 35221

For general program information, call (269) 966-5600, Ext. 32381.

Service Information

The Dental Service at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center and Wyoming Community Based Outpatient Clinic, for eligible beneficiaries, provides:

Routine practice of dentistry including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of oral disease
  • Management of odontogenic infections
  • Preventive dentistry procedures
  • Local anesthesia
  • Restorative dentistry including amalgams, composites, bonding, onlays and crowns
  • Endodontic procedures including uncomplicated root canals and pulp caps
  • Occlusal adjustment
  • Provisional splinting
  • Root Planing and curettage
  • Complete or partial denture procedures including rebasing and relining, uncomplicated crown and bridge procedures, post and cores
  • Extraction of erupted teeth both simple and surgical
  • Alveoloplasty concurrent with extractions
  • Biopsies
  • Compensation and Pension (C & P) Dental Exams following application at the facility through the Medical Administration Service (MAS).
  • Comprehensive Oral Health Evaluation for Eligible Veterans (Dental Class I, IIc, IV). See VHA Handbook 1130.1 dated Feb. 11, 2013 for details.
  • Dental Examinations for eligible OEF/OIF Veterans (Dental Class II) having > 180 days of active service who make application through the Enrollment Section of the Medical Administration Service within 180 days after release which DD-214 also documents no exam/dental treatment occurred within 90 days < active duty release. Care following treatment planning is typically rendered in the private sector care through Fee Basis. 

Limited care, depending upon clinical privileges, may include:

  • Periodontal surgery
  • Periapical surgery

The setting of care for BC VAMC Dental Service includes Battle Creek Outpatient, Long Term Care, and the Community Living Center (formerly Nursing Home Care Unit).

Contact Info


  • Battle Creek VA Medical Center
    Building 2, Room 2248
    Wyoming Community Based Outpatient Clinic - Lower Level

Contact Number(s)

  • 269-966-5600 Ext. 32381
  • 616-249-5300 Ext. 30390

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.