Dental care fee for expats increased
Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi issued a decision to increase the fees for dental services for expats, as part of the health fee increases which came into effect this month.
The decision states that expatriates pays KD 2 for each visit in addition to fees according to the required services.
The decision includes x-ray fees whenever the patient needs it, to be collected once only if it is for the same tooth on the same visit. Expats will be received at specialized dental clinics by referral from primary care clinics after the initial treatment is completed (filling, extraction or cleaning).
Children with special needs or those who suffer from cancer, or need organ transplantation and congenital malformations of the oral cavity up to 12 years are exempted from dental fees.
The charges for complete denture shall be KD 30 and KD 15 for partial denture (either lower of upper), KD 10 shall be paid for 2 to 6 teeth and KD 5 for a single movable tooth.
KD 2 shall be paid for the removal of the tooth, KD 5 for removal by surgery or removal of abscess and surgery of bags in the mouth, and 35 dinars for the treatment of fractures of jaws.
KD 5 shall be paid for cleaning the gums, while KD 10 for surgeries on each tooth. Fees for withdrawal of a partial nerve shall be 2 dinars, while the initial treatment of the nerve of the front tooth shall be 5 dinars and 10 dinars for the initial treatment of the back tooth, KD 15 for the full treatment of the nerve of front tooth and 15 dinars for the back tooth.
KD 2 shall be paid for temporary filling and KD 5 for permanent filling cleaning and treatment by using fluoride and protective fi lling of each tooth, and KD 5 for permanent filling for each tooth. KD 10 shall be paid to treat the nerve of each tooth with the provision of metal crown and 5 dinars for the treatment of nerve for each tooth with a permanent fi lling. The removal of each tooth shall cost KD 2.
The charges are KD 2 for X-ray for each tooth while the panoramic radiation is 5 dinars and 10 dinars for CT scan.