Posted on 26 June 2017
NZa promotes prevention of oral care: Official NZa code for preventive saliva test On Thursday 22 June 2017, the Dutch Healthcare Authority published the performances and rates for dentistry as of 1 January 2018. Most tariffs increase by 2.7%. For implantation treatments this is 2.6%, as well as for orthodontics. Furthermore, the NZa has announced that there will be an adjustment for the preventive code, M32.
With the help of the PerioSafe saliva test it becomes possible made early to reduce the risk of gum disease track down. This test can be done in dental practices be applied to severe forms of gum tissue inflammation and the associated treatments appearance. As of January 2018, this saliva test is officially allowed be declared for dental practices. This change is came about with support from the Royal Dutch Society for the Advancement of Dentistry (KNMT).

Projected decision NZa
"The NZa thinks it is important to stimulate and enable (this) preventive care. She sees the importance of early detection of the risk of gum disease, so that complex treatments can be avoided ".

About W.P. van der Schoor


Peter van der Schoor is a dentist implantologist and lecturer in the field of oral implantology. Peter gives since 1986 courses and lectures in the Netherlands and abroad. He is also frequently consulted as a troubleshooter for various implantsystems.
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