Examinations for dental, oral and maxillofacial diseases
Dental screening is aimed at all insured persons and serves to detect and treat any dental, oral and maxillofacial diseases at an early stage.
- up to the age of 6: six times, three of them in infancy (6th to 9th month of age, 10th to 20th month, 21st to 33rd month of life)
- between 6 and 18 years: once every six months
- from the age of 18 once a year
- some hospitals offer different services
Dental prophylaxis measures in adults include:
- guidance on effective oral hygiene,
- Notes on the reduction of risk factors as well as
- the removal of hard plaque and tooth decay or irritants that can cause inflammation of the gums.
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, appropriate and economical care are paid for by the insured themselves.
Fee: free of charge
Guidelines of the Federal Committee of Dentists and Health Insurance Funds on Early Detection Examinations for Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases (Dental Early Detection in accordance with Section 26 (1) Sentence 2 SGB V)
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 Equality
Professionally released on
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.