Free Dental Treatments
You may be entitled to free treatment if any of the following apply to you:
GMS Medical Card
All medical card holders can avail of the following treatment once a year:
- An examination
- Two fillings
- Any emergency treatment (Extractions and Prescriptions).
If additional treatment is necessary, your dentist will apply on your behalf.
Please note that dental treatment under the medical card scheme is only available to those over 16 years of age. Medical Card patients under 16 can only receive treatment under the medical card scheme by attending their local HSE Dental Clinic. Alternatively, patients can attend non HSE dental clinics but will incur a private fee for treatment.
If you (or your spouse) are employed and have been paying PRSI for 5 years or more, you may be entitled to a free examination and clean every year.
Please contact us with your or your spouses' PPS number and we will check if you are eligible.
If you have Vhi Dental Insurance, you can avail of our direct payment system. We are authorised to receive direct payment from the VHI, so you only pay for your share of the treatment cost, if there is a balance that is not covered.
To arrange for direct payment, call Vhi on 046 907 7337 with your policy number and tell them you will be attending our clinic.
When you call us to make an appointment, tell us you have VHI insurance and there should be no charge for an examination, x-rays and cleaning. We ask that you would complete the below form with your policy details and bring it to your appointment (these forms are available at the practice if you forget).
If you require any treatment, we contact Vhi and obtain confirmation as to treatment covered under your policy and any excess that may not be covered.
Other Dental Insurance
Depending on your policy you may be able to claim back the cost of your treatment. Please check with your insurance provider for details.
The government allows tax relief for some non routine dental procedures including root canal treatments, veneers, crowns and bridges.
If you have had any of these treatments in the past year, your dentist can complete a Med 2 form on your behalf.
Further information is available from the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland.