Tandfix.dk – campaign for young people

6. October 2010  
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Tandlægeforeningen is behind a new and different online campaign aimed at young people. Tandfix.dk called the portal with a sense of humor and irony to capture the interest of young people for their own dental health.

Too many young people are dropping the regular visits to the dentist. It will Tandlægeforeningen now do something with a campaign that is targeted at young people of 18-25 years. The campaign must tell the young that it can have a big impact to drop the dentist visit, and that it is actually better to go regularly to the dentist than to let be.

The campaign, which starts on 23. august, is mainly online, and takes its point of departure in the site TandFix.dk, where young people can go into a universe that is created on the humor and irony. But the young people will also encounter the campaign on Facebook. The only thing they will not encounter, is moralized.

– Our desire is to engage in a dialogue with the young people and based on their life situation without talking down to them.


The tooth fairy there with a sense of humor to reach out to young people

We know that many young people think that the regular visits to the dentist is not so necessary, because they do not have any problems with their teeth and gums, right here and now. But as much as shows the effects often only later in life, says Tandlægeforeningens president, Susanne Andersen.

It is important to get things in the bud when it is about the diseases of the teeth and mouth. If you wait, you run the risk of both toothache and comprehensive treatment.

It is also inexpensive to get a check-up at the dentist.

– Many young people do not know, that a regular study actually only costs 83 kr., when one is 18-25 years, while a cleaning costs 178 kr. It may not pay to wait, " says Susanne Andersen.

In connection with the start of the campaign will dental students in Copenhagen and Aarhus, denmark take off at technical schools and social and health care educational institutions and to enter into dialogue with young people on their tandplejevaner. At the same time, there will be hung campaign posters up, and there will be a shared bags out with water, flyers, toothbrush and toothpaste.

The campaign has been, with support from the Danish Regions and is developed in cooperation with the communication agency NetPeople.

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Dentists want greater fee for no-shows

10. april 2010  
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Some of the dentist's rates are established in the so-called tandlægeoverenskomster, to be concluded between the Tandlægeforeningen and the Danish Regions. As the negotiations between Tandlægeforeningen and Danish Regions began in February 2010, it was bl.a. with a desire from the Tandlægeforeningens page to discuss a higher udeblivelseshonorar at the agreed major treatments.

Today is the fee for no-show set for 229 kr., regardless of the scope of the agreed treatment. It considers Tandlægeforeningens negotiator, Bear Haulrig, is not reasonable.

“Udeblivelseshonoraret is perhaps reasonable in relation to the fees charged for a study, but it stands in stark contrast to the cost of a lack of earnings, if h occurs in the context of a larger planned treatment such as a root canal or a larger pa-treatment,” says Bjørn Haulrig to Tandlægebladet and continues:

“Even worse, it seems, if there is planned a large operation, where there is reserved yet more time. In addition to this, the ambience sterile is wasted – a spot, that is both time-consuming and costly,” emphasizes Bear Haulrig.

How much the maximum cost for the patients by the absence of major planned treatments have Tandlægeforeningen not yet settled on, since the scheme could also be combined in other ways, than the current model, e.g. to be dependent on the reserved time.

Although the collective bargaining with Tandlægeforeningen and Danish Regions started in February, negotiations will in all probability continue for the rest of the year. And by then, there will certainly be no change in the fee for no-show on the agreed treatments.

Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 3 2010 or on the www.tandlaegebladet.dk

Useful contact details

Useful contact details for complaints about dental treatment, dentist, dental hygienist or dental technician.

Amaliegade 17
Dk-1256 Copenhagen K.
Telephone: 70 25 77 11

Tandlægeforeningens Patientforsikring
Svanemøllevej 85
Dk-2900 Hellerup
Telephone: 39 46 00 60

Landssamarbejdsudvalget subject. tandlægehjælp
c/o Danish Regions
Dampfærgevej 22
Dk-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Telephone: 35 29 81 00

Health Patientklagenævn
Frederiksborggade 15, 2. floor
Dk-1360 Copenhagen K
Phone: 33 38 95 00

Danish Regions
Dampfærgevej 22
DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, denmark.
Telephone: 35 29 81 00

The secretariat of the Capital Region
Kongens Vænge 2
Dk-3400 Hillerød, denmark
Telephone: 48 20 50 00

Region Zealand
Alleen 15
4180 Sorø
Phone: 70 15 50 00

The Region Of Southern Denmark
Damhaven 12
7100 Vejle
Telephone: 76 63 10 00

Region Midtjylland
Regionshuset Viborg
Skottenborg 26
Po box 21
8800 Viborg
Telephone: 87 28 50 00

Region Nordjylland
Niels Bohrs Vej 30
Dk-9220 Aalborg East
Telephone: 96 35 10 00