Adults (over 16 years of age) who have a valid medical card can access a range of dental services and treatments under the Dental Treatment Service Scheme.
All medical card holders are entitled to specific dental treatments e.g., a dental examination, two fillings in each calendar year, extractions as necessary.
Some treatments such as the provision of dentures require the approval of the HSE before we can proceed. We will then apply directly to the HSE for approval. You are entitled to new dentures very 5 years.
Additional treatments for example, teeth cleaning and extra fillings are available to those persons with specific medical conditions. Please See below list of medical conditions the HSE allow approval for.
(Prior approval must be sent for before treatment, which may take up to 3 weeks)