15. april 2009  
Filed in Omsorgstandpleje, Directory

Omsorgstandplejen is a municipal system, where the municipalities are obligated by law to offer preventive and therapeutic dental care for adult persons who because of their health only difficult to make use of the common established tandplejetilbud. Municipalities may charge a fee for the scheme, and in 2009 this fee is around 400 dollars annually, according to the rate at which the individual municipality has chosen to use.

Eligibility for omsorgstandpleje
Omsorgstandplejen is for persons over 18 years of age, who, because of chronic reduced mobility and severe physical or mental disability will have difficulties to use the established tandplejesystem.

The primary audience for omsorgstandplejen is originally defined as persons who either live in nursing homes, or in their own home/ældrebolig or similar with many remedial measures, if the self-reliant capacity and self-care is so limited that they need help in the general day to day functions or really care, and can effectively be equated with nursing home residents.

Today is the target group of the mentally handicapped and mentally ill patients, in whom there is no special dental problems, that require tandlægefaglig specialised care in specialtandplejen, but where the person is not sufficient on its own initiative, is able to use the existing tandplejetilbud of the practicing dentist.

Thus, it is not the idea that a wider group of frail elderly or disabled people who may otherwise be treated on ordinary disability-friendly clinics must be covered by omsorgstandplejetilbudet. Omsorgstandplejen is not directed against persons, which, in principle, can make use of the existing tandplejetilbud, but who, for social or other reasons, has opted out of this. The majority of the omsorgstandplejens group of people already live in ældrebolig / nursing home and receive old-age pension.

The scope of tandplejetilbuddet
Omsorgstandpleje include both prevention, investigation, organisation and treatment.

Prevention includes all activities that aim to prevent symptoms of disease and conditions of the teeth, mouth and jaws in that arise, including information for both patients and carers about the importance of a healthy, functional tooth-, mouth - and kæberegion.

Studies of the tooth-, mouth - and kæberegionen be carried out at intervals organized on the basis of professional consideration.

Necessary treatments include the treatment of symptoms, diseases and malfunctions of the teeth, mouth and jaws, including the necessary tandprotetiske treatments.

How to get omsorgstandpleje
You searched for omsorgstandpleje. If you live in nursing homes, takes place via the staff. If you live in your own home, tell you to home care or community centre.

Options within omsorgstandplejen
Municipalities may offer omsorgstandpleje both at public clinics and at private dental practice / clinical tandteknikerpraksis. And the user can choose between tandplejetilbud at a local clinic, or whether it should be in private, regardless of whether the municipality as a starting point offering care at a public clinic. Want you as eligible for the scheme not to receive this offer, you preserve the right to subsidies for dental care under the current rules.

Users of omsorgstandplejeordningen thus has three options, namely to receive omsorgstandpleje by (a) general clinic, (b) in private practice or (c) to opt out of an offer of omsorgstandpleje, whereby the right to the general tandplejetilbud of the practicing dentist to be preserved.

It should be noted, however, that you can't use omsorgstandplejen in other municipalities than tilhørskommunen.

The municipal council of the individual municipality decides on the omsorgstandplejen must be free of charge for the beneficiaries, or whether there should be required to provide payment for the scheme. The users ' own contributions in the omsorgstandplejen is, however, regulated by law, and was in 2006 at a maximum of 400 dkk. annually.

The commencement of the particular precious treatments may, however, happen only when the municipality has approved the implementation of the of the dentist or clinical dental technician's offer. The municipal council may establish, which services should be covered by the municipality's prior approval.

Omsorgstandplejen in your municipality
Information about how the offer of dental care is in your municipality, can at any time be found on the municipality's hjemmmeside. The easiest way to your municipality's website is via region websites, as there is a overview of on

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