Dental and Orthodontic Services in Dublin South City

Dental Services

Meath Campus, Heytesbury Street, Dublin 8 Tel: 01 795 8160

Ballyboden Primary Care CentreEdmondstown Road, Ballyboden, D16 W3P8. Telephone  Dental  01 778 5308/9/10 

Dental Services for the Homeless, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8 Tel: 01 524 0968 

Orthodontic Service 

H.S.E Orthodontic Service, Simms Building, Tallaght Cross West, Cookstown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Tel 01 9214600

Dental Services for Children 

There are no walk in dental emergency clinics operating at this time. Emergency treatment is available:

  • To all children up the eve of their 16th birthday.
  • At any HSE dental clinic open on the day. Parents / guardians must telephone their local clinic or Meath Campus at 01 7958160 by 9.15 am to register the patient. They will then be advised which clinic to attend.  Please telephone first, but be available to attend straight away.
  • It may not be possible to respond on the same day to calls received later than 9.15 am.
  • The definition of urgent dental care includes uncontrolled bleeding, severe pain, trauma, abnormal tissue, abscess and swelling.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the dental service for all patients is significantly disrupted. This means that there will be delays in getting routine appointments. We do not know how long this delay will be. The dental service is working continually to deal with this situation as best we can.

All special schools for children are screened annually and children are then referred to their local clinic for any necessary treatment

Dental Services for Adults 

Dental Services for adults with medical cards are available from dentists who have contracts with the HSE to provide dental treatment through the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS). Further information and lists of contracted dentists are available at HSE dental clinics or by calling 01 795 8163.

Adults with special needs may be assessed in residential or day centres, with follow up treatment provided in HSE clinics or by DTSS dentists.

Out of Hours Emergency Services 

The Dental Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, provides an Emergency Out- of -Hours service for severe dental emergencies only.  This service must be accessed by calling 01-6127200 and leaving your details, including the telephone number at which you can be contacted, on the answering machine. Alternatively, you can contact your nearest general hospital Casualty Department.