New dental services covered since 1st January 2024

The CNS is actively committed to the continuous improvement of Luxembourg's healthcare system and the services offered, taking into account the constant developments in this field.

With this in mind, new procedures and services provided by dentists are covered as of 1 January 2024.

What's new?

New treatments are now covered by health insurance.

Surcharges on estimates (DSD)

Certain procedures are labelled with DSD (dépassement sur devis), which means that the dentist may exceed the nomenclature's tariffs, but only after presenting you with a detailed estimate and obtaining your agreement.

The dentist may freely and "with tact and moderation" set the fee for these services in excess of the set tariff.

Periodontal care

Periodontal care, classified into 5 treatment phases, has been added to the nomenclature: phase 1 Periodontal assessment, phase 2 Gingival and dental care, phase 3 Active treatment, phase 4 Periodontal reassessment and phase 5 Periodontal recall.

Cone Beam Radiography

Cone beam computerised tomography (CBCT) is now reimbursed under certain conditions.

Your dentist will be able to tell you whether you meet the conditions.

Procedures for temporary treatments

Procedures related to temporary treatments have been added to the dental nomenclature:

  • temporary fillings
  • injected resin baseplate, or reinforced plate, or cast plate for temporary removable prosthesis
  • temporary crown
  • temporary bridge element

The list of dental services covered by health insurance, with the corresponding tariffs, is set out in the nomenclature of dental procedures and services.

Scaling (dental cleaning)

In addition to dental scaling as part of general dental care (code DS1), which already exists, the new nomenclature has introduced a new scaling procedure to be carried out only as part of periodontal treatment (code DP41).

The limits for reimbursement have been set:

  • Standard scaling DS1 is covered twice per calendar year (from 1 January to 31 December of the same year).
  • Periodontal scaling DP41 is covered once per calendar year (from 1 January to 31 December of the same year).

Treatment for rare diseases

For people suffering from one of two rare diseases - oligodontia (agenesis of at least 6 permanent teeth per arch, not including wisdom teeth) or anodontia (absence of all teeth) - the placement of bone implants on the skull and face in adults is now covered.

Your dentist will be able to give you more information.

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