Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do you accept Medical Card?

All patients are welcome at Carton Dental but no we don’t participate in the Medical Card Scheme.

For details of the closest practice that accepts Medical Card please contact your local Citizens Information Centre or try the HSE website:

Under the Medical Card Scheme patients are only covered for:

  • A dental exam
  • Two fillings in each calendar year
  • Extractions
  • Plastic dentures

Additional treatments, such as teeth cleaning, are available to those persons with specific medical conditions. For more information, visit the HSE website (link above). If you have a Medical Card we would suggest to consider attending the Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH) for treatment with an Undergraduate Dental Student Under Supervision.

For more information, please visit the HSE website

The range of treatments available to patients with Medical Cards in the DDUH is much greater than what is available to patients who attend their local dentist that participates in the Medical Card Scheme. Root canal treatments, crowns, bridges, chrome dentures, treatment of gum disease, white fillings on back teeth for example are all covered if needed.

There are trains from Maynooth to Pearse St. Station (beside the DDUH) daily.

If you hold a current Health Services Executive Eastern Region (HSE) Medical Card and reside in Dublin, Wicklow or Kildare, you will not be billed for dental care with the exception of orthodontic, dental implant treatment, dental products, CBCT scans, bone graft, bleaching trays for both vital and non-vital and mouth guards.

2. At what age should I bring my child for their first visit?

The Irish Society of Dentistry for Children recommends that you bring your child for their first dental visit by the time of their first birthday. 

visit the dentist early

Bringing your child to visit the dentist routinely when they are young will go a long way in helping them to develop a healthy relationship with dental visits when they are an adult.

This will let them get used to the sounds and surroundings to better prepare them for future visits. The earlier these visits start, the more relaxed they will be.

Opening Hours


Our most up to date hours can be found on our Google page.
There is someone available at reception Mon-Fri 8am- 6pm, Sat 10am-1pm to answer telephone calls. Telephone calls may or may not be answered outside of these times.