Examinations for dental, oral and maxillofacial diseases

Dental care serves to examine teeth and oral cavity in detail in order to be able to detect and treat any dental, oral and jaw diseases at an early stage.

Dental prevention is aimed at all insured persons and serves to be able to detect and treat any dental, oral and jaw diseases at an early stage.

For children:

  • up to the age of 6: six times, three of them in infancy (6th to the completed 9th month of life 10th to the completed 20th month of life 21st to the completed 33rd month of life)
  • between 6 and 18 years: once per half year

For adults:

  • from 18 years once a year
  • some sick people offer different services

Dental prophylaxis measures in adults include

  • the instructions for effective oral hygiene,
  • Information on the reduction of risk factors and
  • the removal of hard plaque and caries or irritant factors that can cause gingivitis.
  • Electronic health card,
  • Bonus booklet (from the age of 12)

Related Links

  • §§ 28 - 29 Social Code Fifth Book (SGB V)
  • Guidelines of the Federal Committee of Dentists and Health Insurance Funds on early detection examinations for dental, oral and maxillofacial diseases (dental early detection according to § 26 paragraph 1 sentence 2 SGB V)
  • § 22 Social Code Fifth Book (SGB V)

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Last update or date of publication
27.11.2020