Oral Health

Oral Health

Did you know that most French dentists speak English ?

France is known across the world for high standard levels of health care services. This includes dental care which has a vast majority of fees reimbursed by the government, sometimes reaching up to 70% ! 

If you have kids who are six to 24-years-old, you will be pleased to know that they are entitled to a free regular check-up ! 

With the M’T Dents program, which allows all children and adolescents aged 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 24 to benefit from a free appointment with the dentist and surgeon, if necessary. 

This device has been extended to pregnant women. 

In addition to free treatments, dental braces – appareil dentaires can be recommended by a qualified orthodontist.

Although, initially, you will have to pay for the treatment, and then the local Sécurité Sociale / Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie (CPAM), will reimburse you.

Here are some useful French phrases you’ll probably need :

  • Wisdom tooth : La Dent de sagesse
  • Tooth : La Dent
  • Gums : La Gencive
  • To pull out : Arracher
  • To rinse : Rincer
  • To bleed : Saigner
  • Dentures : Une Prothèse Dentaire
  • Initial Check-up : Une Consultation Initiale
  • Cavity : Une Carie
  • Teeth cleaning : Un Détartrage
  • A Crown : Une Couronne
  • A Dental Implant : Un Implant Dentaire

So are you still afraid of 💉 or   💶 ?

Maybe these🦷tips are for you ! 

  1. If you are 𝘼𝙈𝙀 𝙤𝙧 𝘾𝙈𝙐-𝘾 holder our Securité Sociale ensures that your health expenses are covered up to 100% of the conventional rate.
  2. If you have a 𝙢𝙪𝙩𝙪𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙚, call them and ask for the list of 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙡-𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙖𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙨 𝙙𝙚 𝙨𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙨 𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙨. These mutual partners can propose reductions in their rates and give you substantial savings.
  3. Check out low-cost dental clinics. To name a few: 𝘼𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙨, 𝘿𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙫𝙞𝙚, 𝘿𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙭𝙞𝙖 & 𝘿𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙧𝙚𝙚. 
  4. Look for 𝘾𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙨 𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙨 – 𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙊𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙚. But don’t worry, students are supervised by experienced hospital practitioners who can intervene anytime (just in case !)  
  5. In EU, a colleague told me that it’s 60% cheaper in Hungary, Portugal & Spain. To simplify the task for you, agencies like 𝙎𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙣𝙚𝙧, 𝙉𝙤𝙫𝙖𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙥𝙪𝙨, 𝙔𝙥𝙨é𝙚… can organize everything! (plane, airport pickup, hotel, etc.)  
  6. Finally, if the cost is significant, the sécurité sociale can extend help if you ask the 𝙖𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙞è𝙧𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡é𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙙𝙚 𝘾𝙋𝘼𝙈.

There you go ! Now you know !

– Clinician Nancy🍀

Textes de référence :

  • Ameli.fr
  • OMS
  • Santé Publique France
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