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Thursday, October 7, 2010


Not much has been going on over here... just work and other such things. The big thing this week has been "the chip."

Lucky me chipped a tiny bit of enamel off my front tooth. It isn't noticeable or particularly painful, but my mom said I should get it fixed before it breaks or really badly chips. Ugh. One, I hate hate hate the dentist. A near death experience will do that to you. Let's just say they left the gas on too long and I was having a bad trip on the gas and then blacked out completely during the procedure. So, not a fan. I had to go to a sedation dentist the last time I went since I panic. Two, TriCare is throwing me through yet another loop.

I asked Ryan awhile ago about enrolling/activating dental because someone mentioned to me it was a side company connected with TriCare. I also heard I had to enroll in TriCare but that was done when I joined DEERS so who knows? Either way Ryan never really got back to me and since I dread the dentist and didn't care to push it, it just was left hanging.

Now the chip.

Ok I am an idiot, it is all my own fault. I didn't feel like getting the staple remover and my nail wouldn't fit under so I decided to just bite the thing off. Brilliant right? Great job Allie. I almost deserve to have that chip. Anyway...

I went on TriCare's website and found the United Concordia or whatever the dentail site is called and clicked on enroll. Then I see this...

The TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) is available to family members of all active duty service members of any of the seven uniformed services and to National Guard/Reserve members and/or their families. To be eligible for the TDP, the sponsor must have at least 12 months remaining on his or her service commitment* at the time of enrollment.

*When the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) indicates less than 12 months remaining, United Concordia will validate the intent of the sponsor to continue their service commitment. This service commitment will be based on the time remaining in any single status or in any uninterrupted combination of active duty or National Guard/Reserve status.

Well since Ryan has no idea whether he is enlisting or not, I am, to put it mildly, screwed! We are definitely waiting until February to see what our options are what with him applying for CID are. He needs to be a CPL for a certain period of time to apply for the program and February he will hit his year mark in that rank so he will apply then. So technically we aren't even sure if he is going to re-enlist yet because if he doesn't get into CID then he may not re-enlist!


So what do I do? Find a dentist and pay for the chip (and a cleaning) out of pocket??? That will cost me an arm a leg and probably our first born I am sure. And heaven forbid there is a rogue cavity or my wisdom teeth (the two I have, one is kinda in the other three never made an appreance) need to come out, I am in huuuge trouble.

What to do!?

1 comment:

  1. You should look into a individual dental discount plan. I just googled this site real quick so I'm not making any promises: http://www.dentalplans.com/

    I have one through my company and it works like this: you pay a small fee every month. I pay $12. You get significantly discounted dental visits (like $15 cleanings!!). Everyone is happy. Ta da!


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