Preventive and early detection examinations for dental, oral and maxillofacial diseases

The health offices of the districts and district-free cities advise and care for children and adolescents in matters of health maintenance of the teeth and the mouth and jaw area; they also advise persons entitled to personal care in this regard. To this end, they carry out preventive examinations in schools, day care centres and care services that are equivalent to them by law, with the aim of detecting dental, oral and maxillofacial diseases at an early stage and working towards treatment. In that regard, they participate in measures of group prophylaxis in accordance with Paragraph 21 of the Fifth Book of the Social Code. Dental examinations by the Health Board Dental examinations and findings are carried out in all children and adolescents from the age of 2 to the end of school. Advice on orthodontic malpositions Health reporting Intensive and group prophylaxis Group prophylaxis in children aged 2- to 12 years; for children in schools with a focus on learning or mental development, there is no age limit Dental and oral hygiene Rehearsing the right toothbrushing technique Nutritional guidance from a dental point of view Caries prevention fluoridation measures Care for children at increased risk of tooth decay Motivation to visit the dentist Dental expert opinions Preparation of expert opinions within the framework of the Social Code (SGB) Twelfth Book (XII) and the Asylum Seeker Benefits Act Health education and health promotion public relations

Dental children's passport