Killarney Dentists

Your Entitlements

As a patient of Killarney Dental you may qualify for certain allowances and benefits for your dental care.

What Dental Services are provided to people with Medical Cards?

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 qualifying 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 the dentist can proceed and in this case, the dentist applies directly to the HSE.

Additional treatments for example, teeth cleaning are available to those persons with specific medical conditions and again, your dentist will be able to advise you of your entitlement if this is the case. The HSE dental section may require written documentation outlining your medical condition and/or medications from your G.P. or other relevant medical person.

What Dental Services are provided to people with PRSI entitlements?

Under this scheme, the Department of Social Protection pays the full cost of an oral examination once per calendar year (1st January to 31st December).

The Dental Treatment Benefit Scheme is available to insured workers and retired people who have the required number of PRSI contributions.

Tax Relief

A number of specialised dental treatments qualify for tax relief. This means that you can offset the full cost of the treatment against your income tax liability. This is done by filling in a Med 2 form, which, when treatment is completed, our dentist will sign and submit on your behalf.

Treatments covered by the Med 2 include:

  • Orthodontics
  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Root canal treatment
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Surgical extraction of a Wisdom Tooth

A Med 2 form for tax allowable treatments is provided at the end of all relevant treatment.

For full details on your Dental entitlements please click on this link:
http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/healthdental_aural_and_optical_services/dental_services.html