The detailed dental invoice informs the patient transparently about the following details:
The number of tax points denotes the equivalent value of an individual dental service. They can vary within a defined range depending on the individual expense.
The tax point value is the rate by which the tax points are multiplied. This is how the amount of the dental fee is calculated.
The laboratory costs are external costs which are reimbursed directly to the technician by the dentist and are added to the fee invoice without a surcharge.
The other costs, such as medication costs or special material costs, are shown separately as additional third-party costs.
The Federal Statistical Office publishes detailed figures on the costs and financing of the health care system every year. In 2018, the costs for dental treatment amounted to CHF 515 per inhabitant (2010: CHF 481 / 1995: CHF 377).