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Measures for the detection and prevention of dental diseases for persons with health insurance Authorisation

Dental care is aimed at all insured persons and serves to detect and treat possible dental, oral and jaw diseases at an early stage.

Dental prophylaxis measures in adults include:

  • instructions on effective oral hygiene,
  • Notes on the reduction of risk factors
  • the removal of hard plaque and caries or irritating factors that can cause gingivitis.

For insured persons over 18 years of age, one check-up per year is planned. Some health insurance companies offer different services.

Competent authority

The responsibility lies with the respective health insurance company.

Which documents are required?

  • Electronic health card
  • Bonus booklet, if applicable

What are the fees?


Measures that exceed adequate, appropriate and economic care must be paid for by the insured persons themselves.

Fee: free of charge


You can appeal against the decision of the health insurance fund. If the objection is not remedied, you can file a complaint 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)