While dental care for adults in Israel is not included in the basic Israeli health insurance plans (Kupot Cholim), the costs are significantly lower than they are in the U.S. Supplemental insurance plans (available through the Kupot) often cover some free treatments and/or discounts on dental care, including one free checkup with x-rays per year. Many services are available at a discount, including orthodontics.

Waiting periods for discounts on basic treatments such as cleanings, x-rays, fillings and root canals are variable. During these waiting periods, the insured continues to pay his/her monthly fees despite not being eligible for these services.

Please note that all free services and discounts only apply at health plan-affiliated dentists.

Many Olim choose to access dental care through private dentists, without receiving reimbursement from their health insurance plans. A dental exam, with x-rays generally costs between 200-300 NIS.

Dental Care for Children (0-16)

In 2012 the government voted to extend the dental health services basket for children up to the age of 16. Click here for the list of treatments that are covered by the health basket, and the treatments that require a co-pay.

Supplemental Dental Insurance Provided by the Kupot

See below for a list of dental services and discounts via supplemental plans at the Kupot Cholim.

Note: for the most complete and accurate information, please be in touch with the Kupot directly.

Clalit
Zahav Platinum
Preventive Dental Care 25% discount Children 12-18 free; 70% discount 18+
Restorative Dentistry 25% discount 50% discount
Dental Exam One free per year
X-rays
Dental Cleaning One free per year
Orthodontics 25% discount Under 18, 60% discount

Leumit
Silver Gold
Preventive Dental Care 10% discount Children 12-18, 21 NIS deductible;
Over 18, 25% discount
Restorative Dentistry
Dental Exam
X-rays
Dental Cleaning 50% discount, once per year 50% discount, twice per year
Orthodontics 15% discount (pediatric) 35% discount, pediatric


Maccabi
Zahav Sheli
Preventive Dental Care 25% discount 50% discount for children 12-18
Restorative Dentistry 25% discount 50% discount
Dental Exam One free per year
X-rays 50% discount
Dental Cleaning 50% discount twice per year
Orthodontics

Meuchedet
Adif C
Preventive Dental Care
Restorative Dentistry Free for children 12-18
Dental Exam One free per year
X-rays
Dental Cleaning One free per year, second 50% discount
Orthodontics

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