Dedicated to our existing patients
We are no longer taking new patients. In order to be able to care for and treat our existing patients in a timely manner, we have made the decision not to further expand our patient base.
However, an exception is made for immediate family (children under 18/partner) of existing patients.
One of our dentists, Dr David Finnegan, does currently have space in his book at our sister practice Airport Dental
Missed Appointments/Late cancellation
At Elmwood Dental, we try very hard to respect your time and schedule. When you make an appointment then that time is set aside solely for you.
The surgery will be set up with all the materials/lab work and equipment needed for your individual treatment. Most appointments are 30-60 minutes long depending on complexity.
If you cannot make an appointment, we need at least 24 hours notice. This allows us to offer the appointment to a patient on our cancellation list, or someone who is in pain and needs to be seen urgently. If you do not cancel with good notice, or fail to attend your appointment, we reserve the right to offer no further appointments or charge a re-appointment fee. However, we understand that sometimes personal emergency situations will arise, and we reserve the right to waive the charge if appropriate.
PRSI/Medical Card Entitlements
If you qualify for PRSI Dental Benefit, you are entitled to one check-up and one subsidised payment towards cleaning per calendar year. We are not registered with the Medical Card System and do not see patients under this scheme.
Payment for treatment is expected on the day. We accept cash and card we offer payment plans for our Six Month Smiles Orthodontic treatment. Your medical or dental insurance can sometimes cover a proportion of the cost. We are registered with VHI, Aviva, Laya and Glow. Our reception team will help in any way required. You can also claim back some costs of certain dental treatments from the revenue on the MED2 form. We will be happy to help you with this.
If you are a patient of our practice and have a dental emergency please call our practice first thing that morning where we will try to accommodate you as soon as possible. Please bear in mind that emergency appointments are rarely available at our most popular times (lunch/after work) and we may need some flexibility from you as to your appointment time.