Country Correspondent: Ulrika Winblad

Dental services are only partly subsidized by the Swedish state and are often very expensive to access. To address this, the Swedish government recently commissioned the Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV) to develop a comparative website for dental care prices. TLV is working with several national agencies, as well as private and public organizations, as part of the project. The website aims to be an objective, nondiscriminatory, noncommercial, and competition-neutral platform that will allow individuals to compare prices among different dental providers. Participation is mandatory for any dental care provider that receives public funding. The website will, according to the government, contribute to increased competition among providers.