Dental and Orthodontic Services in Laois and Offaly

Services for Adults

There are a number of dental practices in the area which provide treatment to private patients, insured patients and adult medical cardholders. Patients may self-refer to these practices.

Patients may also self-refer to the Dublin Dental Hospital. Further information can be obtained from the HSE Dental Office Tullamore, Tullamore Health Centre , Arden Road , Co Offaly . Phone: 057 935 9638

Services for Children

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

There is no drop-in emergency service available at present.

There is no provision for routine dental care or school-based services at present.

Dental Service Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the dental service for all patients is significantly disrupted. This means that there will be delays in obtaining routine appointments. As a result, we do not know how long this delay will be.  We are working hard to deal with this situation as best as possible given the current circumstances. Urgent dental care is available as described above.

Contact Details

HSE Dental Office Tullamore
Tullamore Health Centre
Arden Road
Co Offaly  
Phone: 057 935 9638

Offaly HSE Dental Clinics
Tullamore (057) 935 9638
Birr (057) 916 9756
Edenderry (046) 973 3517

Laois HSE Dental Clinics
Abbeyleix (057) 873 1273
Ballylinan (059) 862 5061
Mountmellick (057) 869 7520
Portarlington (057) 868 4203
Portlaoise Dental (057) 869 2625 / 869 2626
Portlaoise Ortho (057) 869 2738

Orthodontic Care

  • Children will be assessed at the  6th class/ 1st year exam  to determine if they qualify for  HSE orthodontic treatment.
  • The Department of Health & Children guidelines are utilised to determine eligibility. Your treating Dental Surgeon will advise you if your child is within the guidelines
  • Children who are deemed to qualify will be referred to the orthodontic department for an assessment. The orthodontic department will then decide if your child is to be placed on the treatment waiting list
  • Children with delayed dental development may be recalled to reassess their eligibility