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In theory, you can deduct the amount of medical and dental expenses you had during the year that were not reimbursed by insurance. You can also deduct the amount of health insurance premiums you paid out of pocket - that is, not including amounts paid by your employer, or paid with pre-tax dollars through withholding from your paycheck.
However, in reality, your medical and dental expense deduction is extremely limited because only the portion that exceeds 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income (as shown on Line 37 of your Form 1040) is deductible. For that reason, generally only those with severe, chronic or catastrophic medical problems or those who must pay for their own health insurance will benefit from this deduction.
For more details on the medical expense deduction: