Dental and Orthodontic Services in Dublin South City

Dental Services

Meath Campus, Heytesbury Street, Dublin 8 Tel: 0766 958 160

Rathfarnham Health Centre, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, D14  Tel  4933431/4956223/4956224

Irishtown Primary Care Centre, Ringsend Road, Dublin 4 Tel 6608629/2320617

Dental Services for the Homeless, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8 Tel 01-5240160 extn 4011

Orthodontic Service 

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

Dental Services for Children 

Emergency services (treatment/advice, as appropriate) are available without appointment for all children up to their 16th birthday, at any HSE clinic on any day that the dental clinic is open.  Patients are requested to attend at 9am.  The definition of an emergency can include circumstances where a parent is concerned about any aspect of their child’s dental/oral health. 

Routine dental care for children is arranged through local national schools, with children in specific classes prioritized for appointments.  Oral health promotion is provided by a dental nurse who visits as many schools as possible in the area. The service for pre-school children is largely an educational one for parents or carers.

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 076 6958163.

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.