The role of Dental Service is, within the resources available, to promote and improve the dental health of the population of the HSE Kildare/ West Wicklow Dental Area through preventive and treatment services and to promote an environment conducive to good oral health.
The following categories of patients are eligible for HSE Dental Services:
All children under 16 years of age who have attended public National School.
Adults with valid medical cards.
Special needs adults with medical cards.
E 111 form holders (emergency treatment).
E 128 form holders (routine treatment).
Refugees with Refugee Agency ID Cards who are awaiting medical cards (emergency treatment).
Residents of the United Kingdom on production of evidence of UK residence (emergency treatment).
Any other person whose entitlement is confirmed by the CEO or his/her office.
Services for children:
Delivered by the school dental service, which provides routine treatment to target classes (i.e. 2nd, 4th, 6th and 2nd year post-primary). Emergency services available to all children under 16 years of age. For information, contact the local HSE dental clinic or the offices of the Principal Dental Surgeon.
Service for adults:
Emergency and routine dental treatment is available via the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) operated by certain private dentists and in certain HSE dental clinic evening sessions. For information, contact your local private dentist, the local HSE dental clinic or the offices of the Principal Dental Surgeon.
The DTSS provides for routine dental treatment and a range of “below line treatments” e.g. dentures. In certain cases, treatment not covered under the DTSS may be provided by the HSE clinics if a specific need is identified. Application for approval for such treatments should be made to the Principal Dental Surgeon.
Services for patients with special needs:
In 2005 two new dental surgeries opened in Naas Hospital as part of the primary care dental service. As with all HSE dental clinics in the Area, dental services are available to children and eligible adults. A special emphasis is placed on those with special needs and includes the following categories of patients:
Attending special schools/ special classes
In residential care
Attending sheltered workshops, training centres, remedial centres
Medically compromised adults
Medically compromised children
· Emergency and routine services are delivered as for “services for adults” with additional service provision during daytime HSE dental clinics. For information, contact your local private dentist, the local HSE dental clinic or the offices of the Principal Dental Surgeon. Dental treatment under general anaesthetic is available for suitable adults in Naas Hospital.
For further information on any aspect of the dental services, please contact the offices of the Principal Dental Surgeon.
The offices of the Principal Dental Surgeon are located at:
HSE South Western Area,
Tel 054 873286/ 873283
Fax 045 974139
The dental surgeries in Naas Hospital are located at:
Out Patient Department,
Naas General Hospital.
Tel: 045 843098