HSE Dental Service
A parent or legal guardian should accompany children to every Dental visit to provide consent for examinations and / or treatments.
This service is not intended to provide comprehensive dental care for children and we advise that all children should see their family dentist at least once a year from their first birthday.
All drop in Dental Emergency Clinics at 9 am have been suspended due to COVID-19.
To access the HSE Dental Emergency Service please call your local clinic before 9:30am using the numbers below.
If you cannot speak directly to a dental team member, please leave a message including:
- the child’s name
- at least one contact number and
- a brief message
If we do not call you back, please try again.
If your child has an urgent Dental emergency, please call us as soon as possible.
HSE Dental Clinics in Community Healthcare East are located in:
- Balally Primary Care Centre, Balally, Dublin 16. Phone: 01 2924536
- Loughlinstown Health Centre, Loughlinstown Drive. Phone: 01 7785050
- Our Lady’s Clinic, Patrick St, Dun Laoghaire. Phone: 01 6637304
- Arklow Primary Care Centre, Castle Park, Arklow. Phone: 0402 40544
- Bray Primary Care Centre, Killarney Road, Bray. Phone: 01 7786020
- Greystones Health Centre, Victoria Road, Greystones. Phone: 01 2877311
- Wicklow Primary Care Centre, Port Road, Knockrobin, Wicklow. Phone: 0404 63044
Children under 16: School Screening Service
The HSE Dental Service provides targeted screening, assessment (including orthodontic assessment) and treatment for children at key developmental stages through our schools programme. At present, the service in Community Healthcare East is providing a screening service to 6th class children only.
Children who are identified as high risk because of exceptional medical or dental needs may be seen more frequently, within available resources.
If your child has had Dental X-rays taken recently with another service, it would be helpful to bring a copy of the x-rays to your HSE Dental appointment.
Dental Services for Medical Card Holders age 16 and over
A list of private dentists contracted to provide services to medical cardholders under the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) is available at 01 2744337 or 01 6637329 or can be obtained from any local HSE dental clinic. A patient information leaflet explaining your entitlements is also available.
The HSE Dental Service provides care to eligible adults with special needs who are unable to access care through the DTSS.
Dublin Dental University Hospital
Children and adults may also self-refer to the Dublin Dental University Hospital at Lincoln Place, Dublin 2. dentalhospital.ie. Charges may apply.
Out of Hours Emergency Service
The Dublin Dental University Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, provides a service on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays for severe dental emergencies only from 9am to 11pm.
This service can be accessed by calling 01 6127200 and leaving your details (including the telephone number at which you can be contacted) on the answering machine. If you have a severe dental emergency outside these hours, you should contact the nearest appropriate Emergency Department.
Regional Orthodontic Service
Regional Orthodontic Unit, St. Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin.
Phone: 01 200 5240