Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (885)

Sorca Clarke

Question:

885. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Health the dental services currently available to medical card holders. [38544/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) provides dental treatments to adult medical card holders. Services currently available annually, without prior approval of the local HSE Principal Dental Surgeon, include an examination, two fillings and emergency extractions.

Other more complex care is also provided some of which requires prior approval by a Principal Dental Surgeon. Patients with special needs and high risk patients can avail of a broader range of treatments including a scale and polish on approval of the Principal Dental Surgeon.