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In Dutch: Tandarts

The standard of dental care in the Netherlands is excellent. All Dutch dentists are government-registered and must comply with government rules on hygiene. Most Dutch people visit their dentist once or twice a year for a checkup.

Finding a dentist

DentistryThere are many dental practices in the Nijmegen area. All practices in the Netherlands are private practices. You can consult the map of dental practices in Nijmegen to find a practice close to you, or just search online for 'tandarts Nijmegen'. Most dentists list their rates on their websites.

Once you find a dentist you like, you can make an appointment for an intake. The new dentist will want to obtain your dental records from your previous dentist, in order to check your dental health and history. After the intake they will either make a treatment plan or make an appointment for your annual check-up.

Insurance coverage

For children under 18, basic health insurance covers two dental check-ups per year. For people over 18, dental appointments are not covered by their basic health insurance: they will either have to pay for check-ups and treatments out of their own pocket or take out an extra dental insurance package.

It is important to look into dental insurances, and decide whether you need an additional dental package. Read more on health and dental insurance.

Emergency dental care

If you have a dental emergency outside of office hours, call your dentist to find out who of their colleagues is on duty at that moment. You can visit them instead of your regular dentist.

If you don't have a dentist yet and you need to see someone urgently, you can make an appointment at the 'tandartsenpost' (dental post). They are located in CWZ hospital, Weg door Jonkerbos 106, and can be contacted for an appointment on 0900-827 6456. You will have to pay by debit card (pin) for the treatment on the spot, but if you have dental insurance you can claim the cost back from your insurance using the letter they will provide.

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