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Thank you for your family's service and sacrifice!

FAQ (Military)

Do you accept military insurance?
Yes, we accept United Concordia, Tricare and Metlife insurance for you and your family members!


Thinking of joining the military?

You will not be permitted to attend basic training or “boot camp” while wearing braces.


What Military benefits do you offer?

Flexible down payments, monthly payments and interest free plans are just some of the benefits we offer to active duty members and their family members.

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Fort Riley and the Big Red One

We appreciate the sacrifices and efforts you and your family have made for our country and thank you for your service. Flexible down payments, monthly payments and interest free plans are just some of the benefits we offer to active duty and their family members.

Doctor Hayden retired with 28 years of service in the U.S. Navy that included tours with all five branches of the military where he treated Sailors, Sea Bees, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Coasties. His final tour in the military was as the Program Director for the Tri-Service Orthodontic Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Kohlmeier was the chief resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and has extensive experience with different case types and the latest technology.

Many of the team members at Hayden & Kohlmeier Orthodontics have been or are currently associated with the military. We understand the unique challenges that a career in the military presents to you and your family and are here to guide you through the process. We review your case and the progress you’ve made whether or not you coming into our practice or leaving Kansas. We will be fair and honest and adjust your contract so you only pay fees for the treatment you receive.

Active duty obligations, reserve duty and deployments

Training and deployments vary depending on your assignment, obligations, and responsibilities. Dr. Hayden was Special Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Navy and the Specialty Leader for Navy orthodontists while he was on active duty and actually helped write the current regulation with the other Specialty Leaders from the Army and the Air Force concerning orthodontic care for active duty members. We will help you make the best decision for your situation.

Expecting PCS orders or a move?

PCS moves are inevitable while serving in the armed forces and can be unexpected due to “the needs of the military.” We are very familiar with military transfer of active duty and their family members and will help you find another orthodontist at your new duty station.

Born in El Paso, Texas, Dr. Hayden is the son of a career Army family that had 19 different addresses before he turned 21! Fort Bliss, Fort Sill, and Fort Bragg were just some of the military bases where they lived in Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Arizona, and Germany prior to their retirement in California.

Dr. Hayden’s family history includes ancestors that served in the military during the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World Wars I & II and Korea. His daughter is currently a Midshipman at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, majoring in Ocean Engineering.

His father, Major Ray R. Hayden, was a Mustang in the U.S. Army who retired after 24 years of service as an “Atomic” veteran just as the Vietnam War was ramping up. If you look up on the hill on the north of I-70 by Marshall Airfield, you’ll see “Atomic Annie” — one of only 20 M65 Atomic cannons ever made that was capable of firing 240mm shells, the biggest in the U.S. arsenal. His father was OIC of one of them as an artillery officer in Germany.

During his 28 years in the Navy, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire, California, Texas, Maryland, Diego Garcia, New Zealand, Antarctica, Japan and Spain, were some of the interesting places Dr. Hayden lived and practiced dentistry and orthodontics.