Your Questions Answered

Call us on 01 531 0088 or email info@beacondental.ie (please add, please ensure you provide a contact mobile number, in order for us to call you, to this piece as patients often send an email and omit their contact number)

We will respond to your contact as soon as possible and schedule an appointment for you.

We will do our best to make an appointment, with an appropriate time allocation to manage your dental concern.

Please bear with us as we manage a large volume of calls and email which we receive daily and our goal is to respond to everyone within 24-48 hours.

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Beacon Dental Team

We can help you. Your dental condition may be relatively straightforward. We have a clinical team with comprehensive experience to evaluate your dental needs and provide you with comprehensive advice, helping you with whatever may be preventing you from receiving the dental care you require. There are no barriers to care at the Beacon Dental Clinic. We support all patients in reclaiming their dental health, which begins with a first consultation. Read more on our consultation page.

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A dental examination involves a review of your dental and medical history, including an examination of your jaw joints. It is important that you bring along a list of any current medications you may be taking, as several medicines often affect dental health, especially medicines associated with your endocrine health and your cardiac health. This also includes blood pressure medicine. We also need to know if you are taking medicines which thin your blood, as those medicines will affect your dental health also. In a dental assessment, we assess your gum health, your teeth, your dental bite relationship and your overall oral health. We may need to take some digital images, intraoral X-rays. We have the facility here in the Beacon Dental Clinic to take 2D (Orthopantomography) Images and 3D ( CT images). A Dentist must request by way of a request form, a 2D or 3D image to be taken. Following your dental examination, a written report is provided (to almost all patients) regarding the steps required to manage their presenting dental problem(s). There is further information available on our  consultation page.

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Your dental comfort and any dental anxiety you may have previously experienced is a concern to us all to optimally manage, here at the Beacon Dental Clinic. Our clinicians have a range of techniques to manage dental anxiety. These strategies involve primarily your acclimatisation to the clinical setting, behavioural management techniques, along with gentle local anaesthetic techniques, among other techniques. Our central goal is to help remove the barriers (previously experienced and learned) into attending dental appointments. At the Beacon Dental Clinic, we work to manage and maintain your dental health.

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All the clinicians at the Beacon Dental Clinic are formally certified University Graduated, professionals. Some are Dental Specialists and some are General Dentists. We offer a variety of Specialist Dental Services, Prosthodontics (Restorative and Implant Dentistry), Periodontics (Gum Surgery including Implant Dentistry), Oral Surgery, Oro-Facial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine. We work to provide an integrated dental service in a timely and cost efficient manner, in one convenient location. For other less common patient treatment requirements, we have an established network of Dental and Medical Specialists with whom we collaborate, to provide optimal Dental care outcomes for you.

Read more about our clinicians or learn more about Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Oral Surgery.

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For information on these and many other Dental procedures,  view our patient case studies and examples of regularly completed treatments at the Beacon Dental Clinic.

For explanations of these and many other dental procedures, you can refer to our Patient Education Section.

Our Case Studies show examples of actual typical procedures carried out at the Beacon Dental Clinic.

There are specific areas on the site dealing with the Restorative, Prosthodontic, Periodontal, Oral Surgical, Dental Hygiene and Dental Sleep Medicine Services we provide.

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Yes. There is comprehensive information on our website www.beacondentalsleep.ie which provides detailed information on Sleep Disordered Management options for Snoring and Sleep Apnoea. We work with a number of Medical Specialists, associated with accurate diagnosis and management of Sleep Disordered Breathing in the Beacon Dental Sleep Clinic. Through this service, we provide a comprehensive Sleep Testing and Diagnostic service, ensuring accurate management of the presenting symptoms. Overnight Sleep Testing can either be Hospital based or Home Sleep testing. With many years of clinical experience in the Management of patients presenting with Sleep Disordered breathing, we are a leading Dental Sleep Medicine Centre. We have successfully managed a large numbers of patients who present with these problems. Please review the Dental Sleep Medicine www.beacondentalsleep.ie  in our Treatments area for detailed information.

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Yes. Sleep Related disorders, Nocturnal (night-time) tooth grinding, Jaw clenching and Temporomandibular (jaw joint) problems can happen to anyone, at any age. These conditions require comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and management.  Sleep Bruxism, if not correctly diagnosed and managed, can lead to very significant tooth enamel wear, lead to preventable tooth mobility and complicate dental health. Dental enamel loss can be prevented, ultimately preventing tooth loss. Healthy Jaw function, pain free early morning movement, pain-free chewing, unrestricted jaw movement are all central to normal joint health. Please review the bruxism area on our site.

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Following your consultation appointment, a treatment plan is created. This is a guide to your treatment options, to manage your presenting dental issues. The simplicity or complexity of your presentation will guide your treatment, and we will discuss the time involved to complete your dental care, once the treatment plan is complete. There are often treatment phases to completion of dental care and once phase one is complete, we can assess if a break in treatment can be offered, prior to moving to phase two, etc.

Each patient is treated individually and so it is important to discuss the timeline involved in each persons proposed Dental Treatment, to ensure an understanding of the time required to complete each phase.

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Costs of Dental care are included in all patient treatment plans. There may be some variations in dental costs, which are commonly associated with dental materials, especially where gold or other precious metals are required for treatment completion.

Some costs of dental care are tax deductible, as outlined in each patient report by way of a Med 2 form, which we complete.

Some dental insurers also provide cover for treatment, which is clarified by the level of dental insurance an individual patient will have and their treatment requirement.

How to claim dental expenses

To claim tax relief on non-routine dental expenses you must:

  • include this amount in your health expenses claim under the Non-Routine heading
  • have a Form Med 2 completed by your dentist.

You can claim relief for non-routine dental care. This includes:

  • crowns
  • veneers or Rembrandt type etched fillings
  • tip replacing
  • gold posts or fibreglass posts
  • inlays (a smaller version of a gold crown). (You can only claim relief for gold if they are made outside the mouth.)
  • endodontics (root canal treatment)
  • periodontal treatment for gum disease such as:
    • root planing (including curettage and debridement) and gum flaps
    • chrome cobalt splints (but not if it contains teeth)
    • implants (including bone grafting and bone augmentation)
  • orthodontic treatment (provision of braces and related treatments)
  • surgical extraction of impacted wisdom teeth
  • bridgework (an enamel-retained bridge or a tooth-supported bridge).

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Once your dental treatment is complete, we provide an aftercare programme for the maintenance of your dental health. We encourage your attendance at your Dental Hygiene appointment, every six months. Our Dental hygiene service is an excellent service to ensure the maintenance of each and every patient’s Dental Health, whilst it also provides an opportunity to highlight a dental issue, before the matter becomes a bigger, more significant dental problem to manage. Our Goal is to maintain your good dental health, ensuring your teeth provide you with the dental smile you want and the ability to smile, making food selections, with a chewing ability with strong healthy teeth and gums.

Good dental health is central to personal confidence in so many areas, primarily our individual Dental Smile.

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American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Irish Sleep Society
American Collee of Prosthodontists
The American Board of Prosthodontics

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