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The paediatric dental services at CHI provide oral health/dental services to children and young people with complex healthcare needs. Our teams work together to support multidisciplinary care available at Children’s Health Ireland.

We have links with the Dublin Dental University Hospital for teaching, research, and clinical care.

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Our services

Our consultant-led dental teams provide services for children at secondary and tertiary level. We treat patients on an in-patient, out-patient, or day-case basis.

  • Each child has an individualised care plan
  • We also treat a small number of children with very complex dental conditions

Most dental emergencies can be handled by a community-based dentist, but some children may need urgent dental care if requested by the Emergency Department or admitted by a medical team.

Conditions we treat

We provide care for children attending national services such as:

  • Haematology
  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Solid organ transplantation
  • Metabolic medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Rare bone disorders
  • Cleft and craniofacial services.

Meet the team

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For healthcare professionals

  • Dentists are the preferred referral source, but other healthcare providers are accepted
  • Correspondence should be directed to the appropriate consultant(s) for each site
  • Referrals are pooled for departments with multiple consultants
  • Referrals are triaged based on urgency and needs
  • Referrals should include detailed medical and dental information
  • Primary care dental review and preventive care should continue while awaiting CHI appointment
  • Our team may provide advice while waiting for an appointment
  • Community-based dentists can contact the department for urgent referrals
  • Referrals should be made by standard letter via postal services. Urgent referrals can be made by telephone or email.(with prior agreement only)

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