Dublin Dental University Hospital

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Payment Options

Some invoices are payable at the time of assessment and treatment and others are issued within two days of treatment and bills must be paid within five working days.

The Hospital normally issues reminders for unpaid amounts but our policy is to follow up with a debt collection service in respect of unpaid bills. Price lists are available from any of the reception areas.

You should discuss the cost of your dental treatment in advance with your dentist.

We accept the following methods of payment:

  • Laser card ( in person only)
  • Cheque
  • Credit cards (by phone or in person)
  • Cash
  • Standing order
  • Postal / Money Order

You can make a payment by any of these methods at any of our reception desks. 50% of the cost of dental treatment that requires laboratory work, dental implants and surgery work must be paid in advance. The remaining 50% must be paid before treatment is completed.

Fees for Accident and Emergency care must be paid in advance.

A deposit of 50% of the cost of orthodontic treatment must be paid at the start of treatment. The remaining 50% must be paid over the following six months.

PRSI/Tax allowances

While PRSI contributions/stamps do not provide cover for treatment in the Hospital, certain dental treatments do qualify for tax relief.
Treatments that qualify for tax relief include:

  1. Orthodontics
  2. Surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth
  3. Crowns/veneers/bridge work
  4. Endodontics (root canal treatment)
  5. Dental implants

Medical Cards

If you hold a current Health Services Executive Eastern Region (HSE) Medical Card for Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare, you will not be billed for dental care with the exception of orthodontic and dental implant treatment.

Please show your card to a member of our reception staff.

Other Medical Cards

If you have a HSE Medical Card from outside the Eastern Region (Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare)  your treatment is not covered unless we receive written approval from the Principal Dental Surgeon in your HSE region in advance of treatment. Otherwise you will be responsible for costs.