PPS Dental Treatment Benefits Scheme
The Dental Treatment Benefit Scheme is a scheme that is run by the Department of Social Protection that provides dental services to qualified people.The Dental Treatment Benefit Scheme is available to insured workers and retired people who have the required number of PRSI contributions.
Under this scheme, the Department pays the full cost of an oral examination (including small radiographs) once a calendar year. Since 28 October 2017, a payment of €42 towards either a scale and polish or – if clinically necessary – periodontal treatment, is also available once a calendar year. If the cost of either the cleaning or the periodontal treatment is more than €42, you must pay the balance. This balance is capped at €15 for a scale and polish. There is no cap on the balance charged for periodontal treatment.
All of the dentists at Sandycove Dental Care are registered with the Department to provide this service.
You will need your PPS number to establish whether or not you qualify for Dental Benefit. You can contact the Department of Social Protection directly on 1890 400 400 (ask for Treatment Benefits) or you can phone in with your PPS number to our reception team in Sandycove Dental Care and we can check online on your behalf.
Please let us know when booking your appointment that you wish to claim Dental Benefit under your PPS number.
If you are claiming as a dependent under the PRSI record of your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant, both you and your spouse/partner will need to fill and sign a form to send in for approval.
If we do not have approval in advance, we will charge you privately for your examination/scale and polish. If the Department subsequently sends us approval/pays we can then refund this to you.
For further information on the qualifying rules see Department Of Social Protection – Treatment Benefits.