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Responsible for the service Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki

Children and young people’s dental care

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Children under school age

Our oral hygienists and dental assistants carry out periodic oral and dental health check-ups on children aged 1, 3 and 5.

Check-ups on one-year-old children are mainly by remote appointments.

We will inform the children’s parents and guardians once the appointment booking opens for periodic oral health check-ups. Book an appointment for your child through the Maisa portal.

Schoolchildren

All schoolchildren are invited for periodic oral and dental check-ups four times during their comprehensive school years.

We invite all 1st and 5th grade pupils for a check-up with a dental hygienist. If necessary, the dental hygienist will refer the child to a dentist for further treatment. All 3rd and 8th graders receive an invitation to a check-up with a dentist.

We will inform the children’s parents and guardians once the appointment booking opens for periodic oral health check-ups. You can book an appointment through the Maisa portal.

We invite pupils in other grades for dental check-ups and treatment according to their individual treatment plans.

We also inform all 17-year-olds by letter that they can book a free-of-charge appointment for an oral health check-up with an oral hygienist. You can book an appointment through the Maisa portal.

General upper secondary school and vocational school students

If you are a student of a vocational school or general upper secondary school in Helsinki, you can book an appointment with an oral hygienist for an oral health check-up, regardless of your home municipality.

The oral hygienist will check your oral health and advise you on dental care. If necessary, the oral hygienist will book an appointment for you with a dentist.

Please contact us through the Maisa portal, our chat service or by phone. Dental care is free of charge for those under the age of 18.

To whom and on what terms

The service is free of charge.

Background information

The dental and oral health care of basic education pupils is part of school health care. Pupils have oral health and dental checks at least three times during their basic education, and any problems are treated. If a pupil needs a larger amount or more frequent checks or treatment, they are provided treatment according to their individual needs.

Pupils can access the school health care dentist following the instructions issued by the school.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceSocial Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 13/8/2022