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Visiting a dentist in Denmark

In Denmark, there is free dental care for everyone under the age of 18. Those who live in Sweden and work in Denmark can also continue to visit a Swedish dentist. You should then request a certificate from Försäkringskassan.
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This information is for EU citizens only.

Dentistry contributions in Denmark

The amount of support that you can get for dental care depends on how old you are. If you are between the age of 18 and 25, the support is 65 percent of the price. If you are over 26 years old, you get a support of 40 percent. People who commute between their home in Sweden and a work in Denmark are entitled to the contribution. 

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. On-call dentists are 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. Remember that Danish health insurance does not pay for treatments that take place in Sweden.

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 the Försäkringskassan (the Swedish Social Insurance Agency), which you will need to show at the appointment. The certificate is called an "Intyg om rätt till vårdförmåner i Sverige för personer bosatta i Sverige men försäkrade i ett annat EU/EES-land eller Schweiz" (Fk 5164) (Certificate on the right to care benefits in Sweden for persons residing in Sweden but insured in another EU/EEA country or Switzerland).



You apply for the certificate by writing to:

Försäkringskassan
Inläsningscentralen
839 88 Östersund


Your application should include:

  • a copy of proof of employment
  • your last payslip
  • your employer's contact details

Remember to write your Swedish civic registration number (personnummer/samordningsnummer) on all documents.