U.S. Army Dental Command [DENCOM] Law and Legal Definition

The U.S. Army Dental Command (DENCOM) is the major subsidiary command of MEDCOM. DENCOM’s mission is to provide soldier-focused dental services in a timely and cost effective manner that supports U.S. Army. DENCOM is fragmented into regional dental commands and the army dental laboratory. Both the regional dental commands and the army dental laboratory will oversee the day-to-day operations in military treatment facilities and will exercise command and control over the medical treatment facilities in their respective regions. There are currently six regional dental commands in U.S. namely, Europe Regional Dental Command, Great Plains Dental Command, North Atlantic Regional Dental Command, Pacific Regional Dental Command, Southeast Regional Dental Command, and Western Regional Dental Command. The functions of DENCOM are:

to command and control Army's fixed-facility dental treatment facilities, preventive care, dental research, development and training institutions

to provide dental treatment to ensure the oral health and readiness of the force;

to provide a trained dental force for worldwide deployment; and

to structure DENCOM for evolving missions of the U.S. Army.