This unit was organized on 1 October 1976 as Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center Dental Activity (DENTAC) assigned to DDEAMC, Fort Gordon, GA. On 24 March 1978, the Fort Gordon DENTAC was reassigned to Headquarters, United States Army Health Services Command. The Fort Gordon DENTAC is currently part of the US Army Dental Command.
The Fort Gordon DENTAC is comprised of five clinics which service three military communities totaling 110,000 military personnel. Tingay, Snyder, and Hospital Dental Clinics are on Fort Gordon, GA. A Dental Clinic Command is located at Fort McPherson, GA, and a Mobilization Troop Medical/Dental Clinic is located at Camp Shelby, MS. The DENTAC also oversees a dental support office at the US Southern Command, Miami, FL. The Fort Gordon DENTAC offers Advanced Specialty Education training programs in Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
On 3 November 1993, the Fort Gordon DENTAC was designated as the Headquarters for the Southeast Dental Service Support Area (DSSA) and later in 1999 as the Southeast Regional Dental Command (SERDC). The Commander of the Fort Gordon DENTAC is dual-hatted as the Commander of the SERDC. The SERDC includes five Dental Activity Commands and two Clinic Commands. The Dental Activities are located at Fort Benning, GA, Fort Campbell, KY, Fort Gordon, GA, Fort Jackson, SC, and Fort Stewart, GA. The Dental Clinic Commands are Fort McPherson, GA, and Fort Rucker, AL.
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 provide 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. This 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 as 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.