Health authority forces down the cost of visiting the dentist
The cost of visiting a dentist will go down from next July, the Dutch health authority NZa, which sets fees for dentistry, has decided.
The maximum fees will be cut by 5 percent while orthodontist charges will also be reduced. ‘Lower fees still allow dentists to cover their costs and keep sufficient margins,’ a spokeswoman told broadcaster Nos.
The cost cuts are the result of an NZa survey into dentists’ earnings last year. They take the fee for an annual check up to a maximum EUR 20.01 and pulling a tooth to EUR 39.49.