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.
With the separation of the mission, the Dental Activity Headquarters stood alone and COL David L. Baty became the Commander of the Fort Gordon Dental Activity on 24 May 2010.