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Dental care for children and youths

Children under the age of 18 who are registered as a resident in Copenhagen can receive free dental care.

Children under 18 years old who are registered as residents in Copenhagen are entitled to free dental care. 

The City of Copenhagen offers different dental care packages depending on your child's age:

Toddlers (0-4 years old)

The City of Copenhagen's dental clinic for children contacts your child automatically for a dental examination – usually when the child turns 1. After this, the child is examined as required.

Children and youths (5-17 years old)

School going children usually go to a dental clinic located at the school or nearby. Youths who have left school will be called in for dental examinations and treatments until they turn 18. 

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Orthodontics

Children and youths with tooth misalignments causing damage to their teeth or resulting in poor chewing are offered to have their teeth straightened – however, this is not the case if the problem is cosmetic.

Dental care for disabled children

If you have a disabled child, he/she is entitled to treatment at a clinic with specially trained personnel. The child may continue in the scheme even after he/she has turned 18.

Free dental care for children who are not registered as a resident in Copenhagen

Children under the age of 18 whose residence is not registered in the municipality of Copenhagen are entitled to free dental care if the following conditions are met:

  • 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 Iceland) 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 organisation 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. 

Free choice of dental clinics

There is a free choice between any of Børne- og Ungdomstandplejen’s dental clinics. Furthermore, your child can choose to receive dental care at another municipal dental clinic or at a private dental clinic.

Choosing dental care from a private clinic entails a charge of 35 % of the fee for children and young people under the age of 16. If your child is aged 16 to 17, he/she can choose to receive dental care at a private clinic at no charge.

Contact the office for Børne- og Ungdomstandplejen for further information and for an agreement.

CONTACT

Børne- og Ungdomstandplejen

Saxogade 61

1662 København V

Phone opening hours

Monday

08:00 - 15:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 12:00

Wednesday

08:00 - 12:00

Thursday

08:00 - 12:00

Friday

08:00 - 12:00