Country Report 2008

Name of Member organization

Verband Österreichischer Kieferorthopäden

When established + short historic overview

March 1998; membership is voluntary. We are not allowed to declare us as a professional association

Number of active members November 1st,2008

57

  Updated November 2016


President 2008-2009

  • DDr. Martin Brock
  • 1
  • Müllerstraße 30, 3137 Laguna Street, 3137 Laguna Street, 3137 Laguna Street
  • 6020 Innsbruck
  • Phone: 555-666-0606
  • Home: +43/1/512/58 40 74
  • Fax: 317-317-3137
  • Email: kfo@brock.at

Secretary 2008-2009

  • DDr. Silvia M. Silli
  • 20
  • Waidhausenstraße 11/2, 3137 Laguna Street, 3137 Laguna Street, 3137 Laguna Street
  • 1140 Wien
  • Phone: +43/1/9149090
  • Home: 555-666-0606
  • Fax: 317-317-3137
  • Email: silvia@silli.com

Treasurer 2008-2009

  • Dr. Herbert Gusenleitner
  • 1
  • Maximilianstraße 7, 3137 Laguna Street, 3137 Laguna Street, 3137 Laguna Street
  • 4600 Wels
  • Phone: +43/7242/68154
  • Home: 555-666-0606
  • Fax: 317-317-3137
  • Email: gus.kfo@aon.at

When was orthodontics recognized as a dental specialty

In Austria orthodontics is not recognized as a dental specialty.

What is the competent authority for specialists registration

Zahnärztekammer

What is the outline of the national specialists training program (as required by the competent authority)

No official training in orthodontics is existing.

Is continuous education (CE) mandatory; If so, how organized

No

General Meeting(s) 01/01/1967 date place subject(s)

March 6th, 2008 Kitzbühel

What is the organization of the delivery of orthodontic care

n Austria we have different insurance systems; there exists a 40 years old contract between the public insurance companies and general practitioners, which covers only treatment of specifically defined malocclusions with removable appliances; the fee is a fixed annual fee; half of the fee is payed by the insurance company, half of the fee is payed by the patient. Today that fixed annual fee is € 730,-- (which includes all services and appliances). The fees for the treatment with fixed appliances are free, this means the orthodontists calculate their fees by themselves. Only a small part of this fee (about € 300,--) is refunded by the public insurance companies. The majority of orthodontists are working in a private practice. But all general practitioners also are offering orthodontic treatment (especially with removable appliances).

Any further information regarding the position of orthodontics in the country

1