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Special dental care allowance

FAQ

Special dental care allowance was introduced on 1 January 2013 and is aimed at people who have diseases or disabilities that increase the risk of deteriorated dental health. Preventive dental care can help these people to maintain good dental health. The dentist or dental hygienist assesses whether the patient is entitled to the allowance.

What diseases are covered and what documentation is required? 

In order for the care provider to be able to assess whether the patient is entitled to the allowance, a basis of assessment is needed. The documentation required depends on the patient's diagnosis or condition. Below is a list of documentation required for each diagnosis or condition. More information on these rules and on doctor's certificates can be found on the National Board of Health and Welfare's website.

The National Board of Health and Welfare's Regulations Concerning Special Subsidised Dental Care (SOSFS 2012:16)

Dry mouth due to long-term use of medication

  • List of medication or doctor's certificate 
  • Results of saliva samples  

Dry mouth due to radiation treatment in the ear, nose, mouth or throat region

  • Doctor's certificate 
  • Results of saliva samples 

Sjögren's syndrome

  • Doctor's certificate 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease having been prescribed oxygen or nutritional drink

  • Doctor's certificate 

Cystic fibrosis

  • Doctor's certificate 

Ulcerous colitis

  • Doctor's certificate 

Crohn's disease

  • Doctor's certificate 

Intestinal failure

  • Doctor's certificate 

Corrosion on the teeth and anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or gastroesophageal reflux disease

  • Doctor's certificate 
  • Copy of patient records from dentist  

Difficult-to-treat diabetes

  • Doctor's certificate 

Dialysis treatment

  • Doctor's certificate 

Suppressed immune system due to use of medication

  • Doctor's certificate 

Have undergone an organ transplant

  • Doctor's certificate

 Frequently Asked Questions

How much of a special subsidy can I receive?

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The special allowance is SEK 600 every six months and applies from 1 January and 1 July each year.

The allowance can be divided up into parts but cannot be saved until the following half-year.


How can the patient use the special dental care allowance?

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The special dental care allowance may be used for preventive dental care procedures and examinations.

The Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV) determines what procedures are covered. Section 4a of the Ordinance (2008:193) on national subsidised dental care – Special subsidised dental care (STB) – preventive dental care. The allowance may also be used for subscription agreements.

How do you request special dental care allowance for a patient?

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Specify the patient's disease or disability.
If the allowance is to be divided, the amount must also be specified. No certificate needs to be submitted. This is only required during a follow-up inspection.

Applying for advance consideration?

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If you cannot determine whether the patient is entitled to special dental care allowance, you or the patient can apply for advance consideration.

As a care provider, you submit the application electronically. The application must specify the relevant disease or disability. The application must be accompanied by documentation proving that the patient has the disease or disability indicated in the application.

The type of documentation that must be attached for each disease or disability is specified in the above text. We would prefer you to also submit this documentation electronically, but if you choose to submit it by post, please send it to the following address:

Försäkringskassan, FE 20, 831 84 Östersund.

Compensation from high-cost protection?

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A patient can choose to use the special dental care allowance to pay for preventive dental care procedures and examinations.