Activated in 2016, Dental Health Command Europe (DHCE), located at Sembach, Germany, is a subordinate unit of the United States Army Regional Health Command Europe (RHCE) and oversees command and control functions of the three Dental Health Activities (DENTACs) located throughout Europe: Bavaria, Italy and Rheinland Pfalz. DHCE’s mission is to ensure the dental readiness of all active duty military personnel stationed in the U.S. Army Europe (USARUER) area of responsibility with a secondary mission to provide peacetime community dental care for family members on a space available basis.
With the success of the dental “Go First Class’ initiative, USAREUR’s dental wellness and readiness rates are the highest in the U.S. Army. To date, the DHCE team has performed well over 700,000 procedures, deployed multiple personnel in support of USAREUR, U.S. Army Africa (USARAF), U.S. Army Central, and supported the successful deployment of Regionally Aligned Forces and countless USAREUR and USARAF units. DHCE was also the first regional dental command within the Medical Command to receive Star Safety certifications for all of its clinics.