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The Danish Health Authority's Central Odontology Register


Primary variables


Class year


Dental disease

Description of teeth

Municipality code

Provider No.

School code

Tooth malalignment

Tooth presence

Tooth type


List of variables not avaliable for download


The Danish Health Authority's Central Odontology Register (SCOR) holds reports on dental care issues in children and adolescents in Denmark. SCORs purpose is to support organisational and quality development in municipal dental care services.

SCOR was set up in 1972 after an act on dental care for children took effect. All children and adolescents under the age of 18 listed in municipal social security registers are covered by free preventive and dental treatment.

Dental care is registered in SCOR. This has enabled the Danish Health Authority for more than 25 years to monitor the status and development of dental health in Danish children and adolescents as an integrated part of monitoring the children and adolescent dental care schemes.

Originally, reports were filed for all children but in 1993, this was limited to only cover 5, 7, 12 and 15 year-olds. Municipalities accordingly submit annual dental care reports to the Danish Health Authority for children reaching the age of 5, 7, 12 and 15 in the calendar year.

More details


Collection Period

Collection Period
The population comprises children and adolescent patients in publicly funded dental care
Database Categories

Application requirements

Scientific Services at The Danish Health Data Authority

Scientific Services (Danish: Forskerservice) at The Danish Health Data Authority is a Joint port of access to pseudo anonymized data that the Danish Health Data Authority are responsible for. Scientific Services works to support health research in Denmark, by providing access to, as well as advising on use of the National Danish health data.

Via Scientific Service researchers can obtain access to these data, either in a safe environment on the Research Mashine (Danish: Forskermaskinen) or by ordering data extractions that are delivered directly to the researcher.

To apply for access to data, a list of requirements must be obtained. A Project description and an extension description must be attached, containing information about which registries, variables, population and period that are applied for. Furthermore, the Danish Data Protection Agency (Danish: Datatilsynet) must approve the research project, and the approval should be attached to the application. If the research project includes direct contact with humans or human biological material, The National Committee on Health Research Ethics must also approve the project.

Application process

  • Use Scientific Services (Danish: Forskerservice) as application portal
  • Initial case processing
  • Preliminary approval of the permissions
  • Bidding
  • Acceptance of data access
  • Programming
  • Data access via the Research Machine (Danish: Forskermaskinen)



As a public authority and data processor The Danish Health Data Authority are subject to Danish laws for treatment of personal data, that should secure that the Danish health data are treated right. These legislations include The Act on Processing of Personal Data (Danish: Persondataloven) and The Danish Act of Health (Danish: Sundhedloven).

Contact information

Data owner
Danish Health Authority
Contact data owner
Islands Brygge 67
2300 København S
Website - data owner
Data administrator
Danish Health Authority
Contact data administrator

T: 72 22 74 00

Website - data administrator