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Are you worried about speaking German during your next dentist appointment? Don't worry, we've got your back! With the right phrases and vocabulary, you'll be able to communicate easily and efficiently.

In the tables below, we'll introduce you to essential phrases that you can use during a visit to the dentist's. You'll learn common questions and how to answer them, as well as example sentences of what's said during an examination. Let's get started!

At the Reception

When you first arrive at the dentist's, you'll need to check in at the front desk. The following phrases are commonly used while doing this. By learning them, you'll be able to better understand and answer any questions that staff at the office might have.
German German English English
Ich habe heute einen Termin für eine Zahnreinigung.
I have an appointment for a cleaning today.
Wann waren Sie zuletzt beim Zahnarzt?
When did you last visit the dentist?
Darf ich Ihre Versicherungskarte sehen?
May I see your insurance card?
Könnten Sie diese Informationen bitte für mich ausfüllen?
Could you please fill in this information for me?
Bitte nehmen Sie Platz.
Please have a seat.
Der Arzt wird gleich bei Ihnen sein.
The doctor will be right with you.
Kann ich bitte meinen nächsten Termin vereinbaren?
Can I schedule my next appointment, please?

During a Dentist Appointment

Here we'll introduce you to common phrases that dentists use during an examination. Check them out so that you don't feel lost during your appointment!
German German English English
Haben Ihnen Ihre Zähne in letzter Zeit Probleme bereitet?
Have your teeth been causing you any problems lately?
Wie oft benutzen Sie Zahnseide?
How often do you floss?
Putzen Sie Ihre Zähne mindestens zweimal am Tag?
Do you brush your teeth at least twice a day?
Es sieht aus, als hätten Sie ein kleines Loch.
It looks like you have a small cavity.
Ihre Füllung hat begonnen, sich zu lösen.
Your filling has started to come loose.
Ich muss ein paar Röntgenaufnahmen von Ihren Zähnen machen.
I'm going to need to take some x-rays of your teeth.
Es sieht so aus, als hätten Sie sehr gesundes Zahnfleisch.
It looks like you have very healthy gums.
Bitte lassen Sie mich wissen, wenn Sie sich unwohl fühlen oder Schmerzen haben.
Please let me know if you are uncomfortable or anything starts to hurt.
Für diesen Zahn werden Sie eine Krone benötigen.
You will need to get a crown for this tooth.
Wir müssen Ihre Weisheitszähne entfernen.
We're going to have to remove your wisdom teeth.

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Guten Morgen. Wie geht es Ihnen heute?en
Es geht so. Mein Zahn tut sehr weh.en
Wann haben die Zahnschmerzen denn angefangen?en

Answers to the Most Common Questions

What are the most essential German phrases to know when at the dentist's?
  • Wann waren Sie zuletzt beim Zahnarzt?
    When did you last visit the dentist?
  • Darf ich Ihre Versicherungskarte sehen?
    May I see your insurance card?
  • Könnten Sie diese Informationen bitte für mich ausfüllen?
    Could you please fill in this information for me?
  • Kann ich bitte meinen nächsten Termin vereinbaren?
    Can I schedule my next appointment, please?
  • Haben Ihnen Ihre Zähne in letzter Zeit Probleme bereitet?
    Have your teeth been causing you any problems lately?
  • Wie oft benutzen Sie Zahnseide?
    How often do you floss?
  • Putzen Sie Ihre Zähne mindestens zweimal am Tag?
    Do you brush your teeth at least twice a day?
  • Es sieht aus, als hätten Sie ein kleines Loch.
    It looks like you have a small cavity.

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