Dental care is free of charge for all children under the age 18 resident in Denmark. People over the age of 18 have to pay for dental check-ups and treatment. However, dental care and treatment are state subsidised.
The municipal authorities are responsible for child dental care and school dental services.
Dental care is free of charge for all children under 18 years of age resident in Denmark. The municipal dental care service regularly checks children’s teeth, and when children start school they are automatically called in for dental check-ups. Dental healthcare workers also visit schools and daycare facilities to teach children how to take care of their teeth.
Children who need to have their teeth straightened will be referred to an orthodontist by the municipal dentist, and the procedure is free of charge. Adults over 18 years of age must pay for orthodontic treatment.
You can search for dentists at The Danish Dental Association.
A visit to the dentist requires an appointment, and it is important that you are on time. Remember to have your health insurance card with you.
Many dentists charge a fee from customers who do not show up for their scheduled appointments or do not give them enough notice of cancellation.
Note that all dental treatment and services have set prices and that all adults will be charged for all services. Ask your dentist for the prices of the various services. If you are a member of a private insurance scheme, you may be entitled to extra financial assistance with regular or special dental treatment or operations. Read more about private health insurance under Insurance.
The emergency dental services in the Central Jutland Region are located in Aarhus and in Holstebro. The dental services have a common telephone number: +45 40 51 51 62, where you can get information about the emergency dentists opening hours in Danish. The phone is only answered on Fridays from 18.00 to 19.00 and on Sundays and bank holidays from 10.00 to 11.00 and from 12.00 to 13.00.
Remember to bring cash as dental treatment is not covered by the national health insurance.