JFC2

 

Isolated Detachment (ISODET) Information

 

Brunssum Dental Transition

pdfJFC Brunssum Host Nation Out of Hours Dental Emergency Plan

pdfJFC Brunssum Host Nation Dental Care Patient Information Leaflet V3

pdfHost Nation Dental Prescription Charges Brunssum Protocol

pdfBrunssum Oral Surgery Secondary Healthcare Protocol

 

Dental Care Provision - Muenster

pdfPatient Introductory Guide to Host Nation Dental Care

pdfHost Nation Dental Care Provision Muenster

 

Provision of Dental Treatment to Personnel and Entitled Dependants in ISODETS.

Whilst overseas, Defence Dental Services dental centres should be used where available. In many ISODET locations this is not feasible and personnel are authorised to seek dental treatment from local civilian sources subject to MOD regulations. 

 

What sort of treatment do you need?

There are three types of treatment: Emergency, routine and non-routine treatment.

 

Emergency dental treatment is defined in 2017DIN01-081 and is classed as immediate and urgent treatment required for the relief of acute pain, arrest of haemorrhage or control of severe infection. Emergency treatment may be provided without prior approval from DPHC Dental Germany Regional Headquarters.

 

Routine dental treatment is defined in 2017DIN01-081 and includes the following procedures: examination, radiographs, scaling and associated hygienist therapy, non-surgical periodontal treatment, fissure sealants for children, non-surgical extractions, direct restorations (composite fillings, amalgam fillings), root canal fillings, repairs to dentures and local anaesthesia. These routine procedures may be provided without a requirement for prior approval from DPHC Dental Germany Regional Headquarters.

Adult patients should not normally require more than one dental examination and course of routine dental treatment every year. Child patients should not normally require more than one dental examination and course of routine dental treatment every six months.

 

Non-routine dental treatment is defined in 2017DIN01-081 and includes the following procedures: Any request for dental inspections (adults) and routine scaling and polishing at 6 monthly intervals, orthodontic treatment, surgical periodontal treatment, elective surgical extraction of third molars (wisdom teeth), other elective surgical procedures such as fraenectomies, veneers, indirect restorations (inlays and onlays), bridges, crowns, implant treatment, dentures, mouth guards, tooth whitening procedures and fissure sealants for adults. These non-routine procedures must not be undertaken without professional advice and authorisation from DPHC Dental Germany Regional Headquarters prior to the start of treatment.

 

What do I need to do?

If you require emergency or routine treatment and you are not within a reasonable travelling time from a DDS dental centre, you are entitled to make an appointment to see a local civilian dentist.

Please download a letter of introduction to take with you on your first visit to the dentist.

pdfISODET - Letter of Introduction - English version

pdfISODET - Letter of Introduction - German Version (Vorstellungsschreiben - Deutsch)

pdfISODET - Letter of Introduction - Dutch Version (Introductie brief - Nederlands)

pdfAnnex A - Application for Non-Routine Treatment

pdfAnnex B to 2017DIN01-081

pdfDental Fitness Certificate - ISODET Military Personnel

 

When you receive the bill, it does not require authorisation from DPHC Dental Germany Regional Headquarters and should be forwarded to your authorising unit for payment along with a completed Annex B to 2017DIN01-081. The world of ISODETs is constantly changing, so if you are unable to locate your authorising unit on the list or are in any doubt where to send the bill, please contact the ISODET Liaison Officer for assistance. The contact details are listed below.

 

If your dentist is of the opinion that you require a course of non-routine dental treatment, then you must obtain prior approval from DPHC Dental Germany Regional Headquarters.

You should inform your dentist that a treatment plan with an estimate of the cost and diagnostic materials (moulds of your upper and lower jaw, x-rays and intra-oral and extra-oral colour photographs) will be required. These should be submitted to the ISODET Liaison Officer at the address below along with both a completed Annex B and a completed Annex A to 2017DIN01-081 form. Please note that the Annex A to 2017DIN01-081 also has a section which your dentist will be required to complete and sign.

 

Failure to submit complete documentation will result in considerable and unnecessary delay. This procedure does not seek to challenge the local civilian dentist’s professional integrity: dentists often need to provide external funding authorities with details of treatment proposals. This is standard practice and is generally met without question by dentists providing treatment to MOD personnel and their dependants world-wide. Treatment plans will be assessed by the Principal Dental Officer Overseas and will be returned with recommendations

 

Find your Authorising Unit

 

Patient contributions for spouses and dependants

If you are not entitled to free dental treatment, you must pay a patient contribution towards the cost of the treatment. This patient contribution is identical to the NHS patient contribution you must pay when receiving treatment in the UK. There are three NHS charge bands, please see the NHS Website for details.

 

NHS Choices website - How much will I pay for NHS dental treatment?

 

Some patients may be exempt from having to pay a patient contribution. Please let us know on your Annex C form if you are exempt for any of the reasons listed.

 

Further Information

If you have any questions or require any further assistance or advice it may be beneficial to speak to the DPHC Dental Germany Regional Headquarters ISODET Liaison Officer before going to see the dentist or at any other time during your treatment. Please see below for contact details.

 

Military:

DPHC Dental Germany RHQ
ISODET Liaison Officer
Bld 9, Catterick Bks
Bielefeld
BFPO 39

 

Tel Mil net: 94 881 2653
Fax Mil net: 94 881 2655

 

E-Mail (DII): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Civilian:

DPHC Dental Germany RHQ
ISODET Liaison Officer
Bld 9, Catterick Bks
Detmolder Strasse 440
33605 Bielefeld
Germany

 

Tel Civilian: 0049 (0)521 9254 2653
Fax Civilian : 0049 (0)521 9254 2655

 

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.