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Join us on August 24 at noon when we will be talking to Col Jay Graver, Chief, Dental Clinical Management Team at the Defense Health Agency, about the importance of dental health during Total Body Preventative Health Month in the Military Health System.

MHS and Military OneSource presents a discussion on Dental Health.

MHS and Military One Source Town Hall: Dental Health

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DHA-PI 6410.02 Dental Universal Protocol


Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for the Dental Universal Protocol (Dental UP) policy. The Dental UP is designed to improve the quality and safety of dental care provided for beneficiaries within the Military Health System (MHS), including all military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and Dental Treatment Facilities (DTFs). This DHA-PI focuses on the prevention of patient harm events with an emphasis on wrong site surgery through standardized effective communication strategies, Dental UP, and infection control adherence. The DoD is on a continuous journey to transform the MHS into a high reliability organization, providing exceptional patient care that is consistently safe over long periods of time and across all Services and settings. The purpose of this DHA-PI is to provide guidance to MHS dental healthcare teams through a standardized Dental UP approach. The Dental UP approach includes a Universal Protocol Checklist to ensure conditions for the delivery of the safest care to DoD beneficiaries.

DHA-PI 6401.01: Dental Sedation Medical Management


Establishes Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to establish a multidisciplinary approach to dental patient care guided by evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for dental sedation pathways. Army, Navy, and Air Force current Service policies concerning dental personnel conducting sedation were considered during the creation of this DHA-PI to ensure the unity of the respective CPGs. The requirements and guidance contained herein represent the standard of care for dentists providing anxiolysis, sedation, and anesthesia as supported by multiple national profession-governing organizations. The purpose of this DHA-PI is to establish the responsibilities for the oversight, quality

  • Identification #: 6410.01
  • Date: 5/4/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: Dental Care

DoD Instruction 1010.10: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention


This instruction reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 1010.10 (Reference (a)) as a DoD instruction (DoDI) in accordance with the authority in DoDD 5124.02 (Reference (b)) to establish policy and assign responsibilities for health promotion and disease prevention in accordance with References (c) through (f).

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