Second dental opinion and auction portals
The essentials in brief:
- Every insured person has the right to a second opinion. There are no costs.
- Health insurance companies offer support, and the dentist community has had the second opinion model since 2005.
- Auction portals can be helpful, but they say nothing about the quality of the dentist and the final price.
When is there a right to a second opinion??
Patients have the right to a free choice of doctor and clinic and, in principle, always have the opportunity to have a second opinion. If there is any doubt about the proposed therapy, each insured person can see a different doctor to get a second opinion. Because dental treatments are often associated with a high own contribution, a second cost estimate makes sense here.
How do I get a second opinion?
Patients can go directly to another dentist or take advantage of offers from the health insurance companies, some of which offer second medical opinions with their own doctors or cooperating centers.