DGAO statements concerning the (German) Dental Fee Schedule draft legislation from 24 March 2011

The following statement concerning the proposed legislation is made from the perspective of aligner orthodontics, its users and patients. Here, the focus is on the observation that aligner orthodontics involves a "new" procedure within the meaning of Art. 6, s. 2 (German) Dental Fee Schedule, which has been only recognised in the Federal Republic of Germany as having become ready to be used since 2001 and since at least 2006 as conventional medicine, i.e., after the effective date of the current (German) Dental Fee Schedule on 22 October 1987. 

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