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Examinations for dental, oral and maxillofacial diseases

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

For children:

  • up to the age of 6: six times, three of them in infancy (6 to 9 months of age, 10 to 20 months of age, 21 to 33 months of age)
  • between 6 and 18 years: once every six months

For adults:

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

Dental prophylaxis measures in adults include

  • the guidance on effective oral hygiene,
  • Advice on how to reduce risk factors and
  • the removal of hard plaque and tooth decay or irritating factors 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 adequate, expedient and economical care are paid for by the insured persons themselves.

Fee: free of charge


You can appeal against the decision of the health insurance company. 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 Gender Equality

Professionally released on



The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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