Dental and Orthodontic Services in Clare

THE MidWest HSE Dental Service provides dental care to children (under 16) and adults with special needs.

Primary school children in target primary school classes , usually 1st/2nd class and 6th class , and children with special needs are offered scheduled appointments where their oral health is assessed and limited routine treatment is provided during follow up appointments.

The clinic to which your child will be called is based on the location of their primary school. Contact details for all of the Co Clare HSE dental clinics is given below. Some of the smaller clinics do not open every day.  Appointments are on weekdays and will likely occur during school hours.   

Due to the Covid pandemic there will be delays in scheduled appointments, e.g. your child may be called for their 6th class check-up when they are in 1st yr or later.

Urgent Dental Care for Children:

Urgent dental care is available for children under 16 years of age, following triage, and is by appointment only. The definition of urgent dental care includes uncontrolled bleeding, pain, trauma, abscess and swelling.

If your child requires an urgent appointment please phone your local clinic between 9am and 9:30am, staff will endeavour to give you an appointment as soon as possible (contact details below). The earlier the call is received the earlier the problem can be dealt with.

There are currently no walk in clinics operating.

Orthodontic Service:

Children will be assessed at the 6th class check-up to determine if they are likely to qualify for orthodontic treatment with the HSE (qualification as per the Department of Health’s Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need).  Children who are likely to qualify are then referred to the HSE Orthodontic Service for a full orthodontic examination where they may be placed on a waiting list for orthodontic treatment if deemed within the guidelines by the orthodontic department.

If your child does not attend for their 6th class check-up it may not be possible to refer them to the HSE Orthodontic Service at a later stage.

Contact details:

Clinic Eircode Phone number Address
Ennis V95V651 065 6894731 Ennis Health Centre, Bindon St, Ennis
Shannon V14Y029

061 718409

061 718410

Shannon Health Centre, Shannon
Scarriff V94HPK3 061 921286 Scarriff Health Centre, Scarriff
Kilrush V15FV18 065 9054250 Kilrush Health Centre, Kilkee Rd, Kilrush
Ennistymon V95W681 065 7072979 Ennistymon Health Centre, Ennis Rd, Ennistymon
Lisdoonvarna V95Y623 065 7075895 Lisdoonvarna Health Centre, Lisdoonvarna
Miltown Malbay V95CD88 065 7085800 West Clare Resource Centre, Ballard Rd, Miltown Malbay