Dental Hygiene


Page Number 2000115  Updated on April 1, 2024

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Taking the Gifu Sawayaka Oral Health Exam

Gifu City has been performing these exams since 2015 to check the health of citizens' teeth and mouths in order to prevent any decreases in function/diseases such as pneumonia, and promote their health.
Please take this exam if you are eligible.
You may be able to take this exam at your home as well.


Medical Welfare Division (Gifu City Hall, 1F / Tel. 058-214-2128)

Those eligible

Anyone enrolled in health insurance for older senior citizens

Eligible period

September - the end of January


Participating medical institutions within Gifu City

How to take the exam

Bring the exam form sent to you towards the end of August and your health insurance card with you.



Parts of the exam

  • Medical interview
    • History of previous illnesses, etc.
    • Important items related to lifestyle diseases
    • Subjective symptoms
  • Things tested in the exam
    • Condition of your teeth
    • Your ability to chew
    • Evaluating tongue function, ability to swallow, etc.

Taking the Milestone Oral Health Exam


Public Health and Disease Prevention Division, Gifu City Public Health Center
(2-19 Miyako-dori, Gifu City / Tel. (058) 252-7193)

Those eligible

People with a residence certificate registered with Gifu City

Notification method

Postcard sent out towards the end of June

Eligible period

July - the end of February


*Those in a household receiving public assistance can take the test for free, but you will need to complete some processes before doing so. You can call Gifu City's Health Promotion Division.

Things to be checked during the exam

  • Teeth
  • Gums
  • Oral mucous membrane
  • If you have been properly brushing, flossing your teeth, etc.
  • Dental health guidance will also be provided if necessary

Things to be aware of

You will still be charged for treatment performed (removing tartar, etc.) after the exam.
You can confirm any details regarding the exam with the dental clinic you would like to use.

Gifu City Holiday Emergency Dental Center

Gifu Municipal Hospital (7-1 Kashima-cho, Gifu City) Tel. 058-253-7337

Days available

Sundays, Public holidays, New Year's period (12/31 - 1/3)

Times available

9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Reception times

8:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Things to be aware of

Those that do not have a referral letter written by a medical institution and are being seen as first-time patients, in principle, will have to pay ¥7700 as a selected medical treatment fee.

<Those that have a welfare medical expense recipient certificate (children, single parent households, etc.) are liable to cover this fee in full as well.>