Rules and rights

How dental services are regulated in Sweden

Dental services in Sweden are regulated through laws and government regulations including the National Dental Service Act (Tandvårdslagen) (1985:125).
In addition, the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) sets dental care standards through rules and general guidelines.
Dental care is part of the health care system, so most of the laws regulating health care also apply to dental care.

The Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency, TLV, is a central government agency whose remit is to determine whether a pharmaceutical product or dental care procedure shall be subsidized by the state.

Various other laws and regulations apply to certain aspects of dental care. These include regulations from the Swedish Radiation Protection Institute (Strålskyddsinstitutet).

Links

National Board of Health and Welfare

National Board of Health and Welfare

Law TVL, 1985:125

The Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency, TLV

www.tlv.se/tandvard/