Visiting a dentist in Denmark
Dentistry contributions in Denmark
Healthcare which include dental care in Denmark is susidized. Practitioners, specialists, dentists, dental nurses and physiotherapists set the price of treatment themselves and if, the cost of treatment exceeds the reimbursement from the specific region you belong to, you must pay the difference yourself.
In some clinics, the reimbursement is deducted from the bill and you have to pay the rest of the clinic´s fee. In other clinics, you have to pay the whole bill first, and then you can get the reimbursement from your local authority where you live, or where your Danish employer is situated, if you live in Sweden.
Emergency dental care in Denmark
If you need emergency dental care outside of normal dentist working hours, for example if you have a tooth ache or a damage has occurred, you can contact an on-call dentist, either at a clinic in the local area or part of the Emergency Department. Commuters are entitled to the same support as people who live in Denmark.
Dentist in Sweden when you work in Denmark
People who live in Sweden and are affiliated to the Danish social insurance also have the right to subsidised dental care in Sweden. Before you visit the dentist, you should request a certificate from Försäkringskassan (The Swedish Social Insurance Agency), which you will need to show at the dental appointment. The certificate is called "Intyg om rätt till vårdförmåner i Sverige för personer bosatta i Sverige men försäkrade i ett annat EU/EES-land eller Schweiz" (FK 5435) (Certificate on the right to care benefits in Sweden for persons residing in Sweden but insured in another EU/EEA country or Switzerland).
You also need to be registered at Försäkringskassan.
Your application should include:
- a copy of proof of employment
- your last payslip
- your employer's contact details
Remember to write your Swedish personal identity number (person-/ samordningsnummer) on all documents.
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Social security when working in both Denmark and Sweden
A person is only entitled to social security in one country. According to the general rule, this is in the country where you physically perform your work. If you have a job in both Denmark and Sweden at the same time, your social security affiliation depends on how much you work in each respective country.