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.

Mission

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.

Vision

“VA Dentistry – Veterans’ Best Choice”

Values

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

Location

  • 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.