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examinations for dental, oral and maxillofacial diseases

Preventive dental care is aimed at all insured persons and serves to be able to detect and treat any dental, oral and maxillofacial diseases at an early stage.

For children:

  • up to the age of 6: six times, of which three in infancy (6th to the completed 9th month of life 10th to the completed 20th month of life 21st to the completed 33rd month of life)
  • between 6 and 18 years: once every six months

For adults:

  • from 18 years of age once a year
  • some health insurance companies offer different benefits

The dental prophylaxis measures for adults include

  • instruction on effective oral hygiene
  • advice on how to reduce risk factors, and
  • the removal of hard plaque and caries or irritants that can cause gingivitis.

Competent authority

The responsibility lies with the respective health insurance company.

Which documents are required?

  • Electronic health card,
  • Bonus booklet (from the age of 12)

What are the fees?


Measures that exceed sufficient, appropriate and economic care are paid by the insured persons themselves.

Fee: free of charge


You can appeal against the decision of the health insurance fund. If the appeal is not upheld, you can file a lawsuit with the competent social court.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Professionally released on



The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)