This unit was organized on 1 October 1976 as Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center Dental Activity (DENTAC) assigned to DDEAMC, Fort Gordon, Georgia. On 24 March 1978, the Fort Gordon Dental Activity was reassigned to Headquarters, United States Army Health Services Command. The Fort Gordon Dental Activity is currently part of the US Army Dental Command.
The Fort Gordon DENTAC is comprised of three clinics which service the military community of 86,356 (estimated) military and military families. Brigadier General Lynn Harold Tingay Dental Clinic, Major General Oscar P. Snyder Dental Clinic, and Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center Hospital Dental Clinic are located on Fort Gordon, Georgia. The Dental Activity also oversees a dental support office at the U.S. Southern Command (SouthCOM), Miami, Florida. The Fort Gordon Dental Activity offers Advanced Specialty Education Training Programs in Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
On 3 November 1993, the Fort Gordon Dental Activity (DENTAC) was designated as the Headquarters for the Southeast Dental Service Support Area (DSSA) and later in 1999 as the Southern Regional Dental Command (SRDC). The Commander of the Fort Gordon DENTAC was dual-hatted as the Commander of the SRDC.
Reorganization due to ARFORGEN made separation of the SRDC Headquarters and Fort Gordon Dental Activity Headquarters necessary. The new Southern Regional Dental Command (SRDC) became provisional on 1 October 2009, and the DENTAC stood alone.
Another AMEDD reorganization occurred on 22 July 2015 when SRDC shifted its DENTACs East of the Mississippi, to include Fort Gordon, to the newly formed Atlantic Regional Dental Command (DENCOM-A) located at Fort Belvoir Virginia.
Snyder Dental Clinic is a 12,836 square foot building that began operation in October 1986 as a replacement for two older wooden structures, Dental Clinic #1 and the Family Member Dental Clinic. The 33 chair facility is located on Brainard Avenue. The mission of this facility is dental readiness for the active duty troops at Fort Gordon. Dental services provided include a full range of comprehensive dentistry. The staff at Snyder Dental Clinic also provides critical support to all the training programs as the primary source of patient screening, diagnosis, and referral.
The Hospital Dental Services, located in a 15 chair facility within DDEAMC, houses the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service. The facility has dual responsibility for providing Oral Surgery and Oral Pathology specialty support for Fort Gordon and for training Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. The hospital clinic renovation project was completed in November 1995 to allow for comprehensive dental care for active duty hospital staff and inpatients.
Tingay Dental Clinic is a 42 chair facility that began operation in 1974 is a comprehensive care clinic. The clinic evolved through the years adding on responsibility for postgraduate dental training. In January 1996, the comprehensive care mission moved to DDEAMC, making Tingay a referral based specialty clinic. Tingay Dental Clinic now serves at the site for the Army's Postgraduate Training Programs in Endodontics, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics.