Starting from 15 May 2013, centralised dental care appointment reservation from +358 9 310 51400. Our telephone service is open Mon–Fri, between 8:00–15:00.
You can reserve an appointment from this number for both urgent and non-urgent cases. It is recommended that non-urgent appointment reservations are made after 10:00.
Children and the physically handicapped are treated in the dental clinic in their area of residence. Adults are directed to a clinic that has a suitable appointment time.
Emergency Dental Care in Helsinki
Criteria for emergency oral health care
The dental clinics refer a part of adult clients to private dental clinics (who have a contract with the city) and the dentists’ fees are the same as the fees of the municipal dental care. When making an appointment it is important to tell the reason for dental care you wish to have.
All the residents of Helsinki are entitled to the municipal dental health care.
Refunds for the costs of dental treatments performed by a dentist in private practice
All the clients are entitled to reimbursement for dental care performed by a dentist in private practice. Part of costs of examinations and treatments (about 40 %) is reimbursed by the National Health Insurance, calculated on the basis of a schedule of fixed charges (NHI). Refunds are not provided for orthopaedic or prosthodontic procedures or services of a dental technician.
Reimbursements of the costs of private medical treatment (NHI)
The fees of the dental health care in Helsinki
The dental services in municipal dental clinics are free of charge for the age groups of 0 - 17 years old as well as war veterans and people working in minefields can always get municipal dental care services, if necessary. The costs of dental examination and treatment for others are defined on the basis of the decision of the Health Committee. The fees depend on the examination and treatments performed and vary according to each procedure. Every dental clinic is using a modern data communications system and clients can receive a specified plan and an estimate for total costs of treatment.