Finding a dentist
Ask around. Friends, neighbours or the family GP may know of someone. Alternatively, consult the website Tandarts.nl (in Dutch) for dentists, orthodontists and dental hygienists. Then, simply telephone a dentist and ask to join his or her patient list. The municipality can provide more information and perhaps the names of dentists who speak your language.
For emergency dental treatment outside surgery hours, telephone the practice. An answering machine will tell who to contact in an emergency. In general, the information is in Dutch. From 24 March 2017, Dental 365 provides emergency dental care in Amsterdam on a walk-in basis.
Coverage of dental costs
For those over the age of 18, the cost of dental care is not included in the basic package (basispakket) of a health insurance policy. Supplementary insurance can cover up to 75 per cent of the cost. For the exact coverage, check the policy terms or contact the insurer.
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