Consulates, embassies and expatriate organisations can usually provide lists of English-speaking dentists in your area. You’re normally free to choose any dentist, but you should check the conditions of your health insurance to see if they restrict reimbursement to dentists who are approved by the insurer or national health system.
Normally, you pay the dentist directly for his services and then submit your receipt for reimbursement. Most major dental work, including crowns and bridges, require pre-approval whereby your dentist must submit a proposal to the insurance company or national health service before you have the work done.
This article is an extract from Living and Working in in Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg from Survival Books.