Dental Clinic



Dental CommanderLt. Col. Lewis R. Wayt

Commander, U.S. Army Dental Clinic Command

Lt. Col.  Lewis “Rusty” Wayt is a native of Talihina, OK. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma in 1997. In 2002, he earned a DDS degree from the University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry. He was awarded a Health Professions Scholarship and commissioned as a Captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps upon graduation. Wayt’s military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses as well as the Command and General Staff College in residence. He completed the Army’s 2-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Fort Hood, TX in 2004. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of General Dentistry and Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Previous assignments include Fort Hood; Fort Story, Virginia; Presidio of Monterey, California; Fort Gordon, Georgia; and West Point, New York. Wayt deployed to Iraq with the 502nd Dental Company. Wayt’s awards include Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal 2 campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon.
 

Dental NCOIC
Staff Sgt. Nikki Woods

NCOIC, U.S. Army Dental Clinic Command

Staff Sgt. Nikki Woods is from the neighboring town of Troy, Alabama. She began her military career right out of high school in 2003 and has completed assignments to Germany; Korea; Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Benning, Georgia; and Fort Meade, Maryland. Woods is a 68E, Dental Specialist, with a wide range of Military and Professional Development training and is a graduate of University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services Management. Woods’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, five Army Commendation Medals, six Army Achievements Medals, and the Navy and Marine Achievement Medal. Woods is proud to be a member of the USAACE team and the Fort Rucker Community and is committed to providing the best service to them both.

Brown Dental Clinic

We are a 22 chair dental clinic and dental laboratory designed to provide First Term Dental Readiness care to the Initial Entry Training Soldiers as well as Readiness and Wellness care for permanent party Soldiers.  Services include: annual examinations, dental hygiene, routine general dentistry, endodontic, prosthodontic, surgery and periodontal treatment.
 

  • Hours of Operation:  7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., M-F
  • Sick Call:  7:30 a.m., M-F
  • Access to Care:  Active Duty Only
  • Appointments:  (334) 255-3393/2367
  • After Hours Care:  (334) 400-6099
  • In/Out Processing:  Be sure to bring your in-processing paperwork, military ID, a copy of you orders and your dental records.

 

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What is Dental Readiness?
 
Dental Readiness is defined by how much or what type of dental work you need or may require.  This is broken down into four basic fitness classifications, please read below:
 
Dental Fitness Class 1 -- Congratulations!  Administratively, your dental record is correct and all of your dental treatment has been completed.  You are required to have a dental exam once a year, and require no additional dental care at this time.
 
Dental Fitness Class 2 -- Your record is administratively current, but you have dental conditions for which we strongly recommend you schedule routine care (cleaning, fillings, etc.).  These conditions are unlikely to result in a dental emergency within 12 months.
 
Dental Fitness Class 3 --You need our help and immediate attention!  You require treatment to correct dental conditions that are likely to cause a dental emergency within 12 months.  Examples of such include large cavities that need fillings, root canal treatment that needs completed, problematic wisdom teeth that need extracted, etc.  Please make an appointment with us immediately.
 
Dental Fitness Class 4 -- You require a dental examination or do not have a dental record.  Hence we are not able to validate your true dental fitness.  Correct this deficiency today.
 
Dental Fitness Class 3 or 4 places you in a "non-readiness compliant" category.  Please contact us immediately to remedy this situation.  Remember- dental fitness is a key component of Soldier readiness and total body wellness.  Let us help you maintain yourself in the best possible health!
 
MISSION:

Provide responsive and reliable oral health services and influences Health to improve readiness and advance wellness in support of the Force, Military Families, and all those entrusted to our care.
 
VISION:

Strengthening the health of our Nation by improving the oral health of our Army.
 
COMMANDER'S INTENT:

Fully integrate into Army Medicine's plan to transform from a healthcare system to a System for Health. The System for Health will maintain, restore, and improve the health, readiness, and resilience of Soldiers, Families, and Communities in order to prevent, shape, and win.

 


 

 

Contact Information 
Phone: (334) - 255 - 3393 or (334) 255 - 2367
Hours:

Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. 
Sick Call Patients Mon-Fri report at 7:30 a.m.

Location:

Building 4405 on 5th Ave and 12th St
Fort Rucker, AL 36362