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Are my children entitled to free dental care?

Children under the age of 18 who are registered as a resident of Copenhagen, can get dental care free of charge

If you are a resident in the municipality of Copenhagen

Children under the age of 18 whose residence in the municipality of Copenhagen is registered in ‘Folkeregisteret’ are offered dental care free of charge.

If you are not registered as a resident in the municipality of Copenhagen

Children under the age of 18 whose residence is not registered in ‘Folkeregisteret’ in the municipality of Copenhagen are entitled to dental care free of charge under the following circumstances:

  • Their residence is registered in another municipality in Denmark with whom the municipality of Copenhagen has a mutual agreement concerning dental care.
  • They have a yellow health insurance card called ’Det særlige sundhedskort’.
  • They live in an EU/EEA country and both their parents work in Denmark as cross-border workers. 
  • They are EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and need emergency dental care during their stay in Denmark. 
  • They are citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland but live in a Nordic country (Sweden, Norway, Finland or Island) and need emergency dental care during their stay in Denmark.
  • They are EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and have parents who work in Denmark for an embassy belonging to a country within the EU, EEA or Switzerland. A child without ‘Det særlige sundhedskort’ is only entitled to emergency dental care.
  • They are EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and have parents who work for an international organization in Denmark. A child without ‘Det særlige sundhedskort’ is only entitled to emergency dental care.
  • They are citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA and have parents who work for a Nordic embassy in Denmark.
  • They are citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA and have parents who are dispatched from a Nordic country in order to work for an international organisation in Denmark. 

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