If you’re looking to visit a dentist (tandarts), you do not have to go through a GP (huisarts) first, but can approach the relevant clinic directly.

How to choose a dentist?

There are several dental clinics in Maastricht. You can check the locations from our map. The Netherlands has a quality register (in Dutch) for dental clinics, which can be useful for finding a suitable dentist in your area. The clinics are private and often have waiting lists. So, a hot tip is to apply to a few different clinics to increase your chances of getting an appointment. 

Is dental care covered by the insurance?

Dentistry in the Netherlands is privatised, which means your Dutch basic health insurance won’t cover you (unless you’re under 18 years old). The only way to get insurance coverage is if you add on ‘extras’ to your basic insurance. Here’s an example of a dental package, which covers up to 75% of dental treatments.

If you don’t have Dutch basic insurance, you should check with your current insurance provider to see what is covered when it comes to dental care. If your insurance does not cover your dental care, you will have to pay for it yourself. 

How much does dental care cost?

Luckily dental care prices are regulated by the government. These rates are called UTP-codes and apply at all clinics – a basic check-up, for example, will cost you €23,45. You can use this webpage (in Dutch) to see an overview of treatments and their rates. Dental clinics are required to inform you if a treatment will cost you more than €250.

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