Country Report 2018

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 June 1st,2018


  Updated June 2018

President 2018-2020

  • 1
  • Innsbruck

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:

Treasurer 2008-2009

  • Dr.  
  • 1
  • Maximilianstraße 7, 3137 Laguna Street, 3137 Laguna Street
  • 4600 Wels
  • Phone: +43/7242/68154
  • Home: 555-666-0606
  • Fax: 317-317-3137
  • Email:

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


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


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).