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.