School dental care is organized by the Zug communities. Thanks to the motivated efforts of the Zug Dental Association, the school dental care service will continue in the future, after the municipalities wanted to dismantle school dental care in a cost-cutting offensive after the turn of the millennium. School dental care will continue to enable students to have healthy, caries-free teeth in the future.

The regulations on the school dental service (Reglement über den Schulzahnarztdienst) (PDF) define the cooperation and duties of the contractual partners: parents, municipality and dentist.

The school dental care instructors guarantee prophylaxis through school visits in each municipality. They visit the kindergarten three times a year and the 1st to 4th primary grades twice a year.

The school dental care measures apply to kindergarten pupils and school-age children and adolescents whose legal guardians are residents of a Zug municipality. All children and adolescents receive a voucher from the community for an annual obligatory dental examination at the dentist of their choice. The dental examination also includes dental cleaning and dental fluoridation.

The school examination will be reimbursed at the UV-Rate CHF 1.00 since August 2018. Subsequent treatments will be billed at the private rate, and for children on social assistance and asylum welfare at the social rate CHF 1.00. The vouchers of these children are marked with a corresponding note. If the treatment costs exceed the amount of CHF 1’000.- a cost estimate must generally be provided.

The fee for the dental examination will only be paid to the dentist by the community upon redemption of the voucher. The community pays the employer’s share of the AHV- and ALV- contributions. In addition, the community guarantees payment of the fee for subsequent treatments.