For the first time, Greece’s Health Ministry is taking care of the dental care and is proceeding with the implementation of a free preventive dental care program, through the so-called Dentist-Pass voucher for children aged 6-12.
Goal of the Health Ministry is that starting from March 2023 parents will be able to book an appointment with a dentist of their choice without simply using the new Dentist Pass voucher.
Dentists who wish to participate in this new service network will be able to participate, provided they have a registered POS.
The program Dentist-Pass includes a visit to the dentist and thus for the following services:
- Control of the child’s oral hygiene
- Dental fluoridation
- Oral hygiene information and instructions for children and parents
Regarding the process of granting the “Dentist Pass” voucher, parents should take the following steps:
One of the two parents submits an application for the issuance of the financing card through gov.gr or through the KEPs on the Program’s Electronic Platform.
The card will then be stored in the digital wallet of the beneficiary parent’s mobile phone and can be used at the POS of all dental offices.
Each voucher that will be activated will be valid for six months.
The Dentist Pass voucher is reportedly set to cover 600,000 children aged 6 to 12.