Dental and Orthodontic Services in Limerick

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 the Limerick 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

Orthodontic Department
St. Camillus' Hospital, Shelbourne Road, Limerick Tel: 061 326677

Contact details:

Clinic Eircode Phone number Address
Abbeyfeale V94P796 061 464480 Abbeyfeale Health Centre, Colbert Terrace, Abbeyfeale
Askeaton V94XW80 087 2353201 Askeaton Health Centre, Askeaton (presently closed)
Bruff V35DK19 061 382607 Bruff Health Centre, Bruff    (presently closed)
Dooradoyle V94H662 061 482620 Dooradoyle Health Centre, Dooradoyle,  Limerick
Foynes V94W3V7 061 464480 Foynes Health Centre, Main St, Foynes
Hospital V35EA44 061 383031 Hospital Health Centre, Hospital
Kilmallock V35K389

063 36913


Killmalock Primary Care Centre, Killmallock Business Park Centre, Killmallock
Newcastlewest V42TY29 069 77177 Newcastlewest Dental Clinic , Gortboy Rd, Newcastlewest
Rathkeale V94VK38 069 64440 Rathkeale Health Centre, Old Limerick Rd, Rathkeale
Southhill V94E5Y9

061 209974

061 209975

Southill Health Centre, O’Malley Park, Southill, Limerick
St Camillus V945V24

061 483745

061 483753

St Camillus’ Hospital, Shelbourne Rd, Limerick