Dental care

 

Dental care appointment booking

You may book an appointment online or by phone. In urgent matters, help is available at any time of the day.

Non-urgent care

You may book an appointment and fill in a medical history form online.

The appointment booking number of Espoo’s dental clinics is 09 816 30300. The number serves on weekdays at 7:45–16.

The appointment booking number has a call-back system. Please give the answering machine your telephone number. We will call you back on the same day.

We will also send you a text message to remind you of your appointment two days in advance. Please note that if you do not receive the reminder for some reason, this does not exempt you from paying the appointment fee.

To cancel an appointment, call the number at any time of the day and leave a message on the answering machine. It is also possible to cancel an appointment online (except orthodontics appointments). Please cancel your appointment by 14 o’clock on the day before your appointment. If you miss an appointment or cancel it at the last minute, we will charge you a fee.

Please fill in a medical history form before your first appointment. If you have received a text message that requests you to fill in the form, you can do this online. Alternatively, you may print and fill in the form on paper: medical history form for adults / medical history form for children and bring it with you to your appointment.

Emergency care

Emergency care on weekdays

  • Online appointment booking for emergency dental care. If you are an adult, book an appointment at the Kilo Dental Clinic, at the address Trillakatu 5 (the clinic is open at 8–16).
  • Appointment booking for emergency care by phone on weekdays at 7–16, tel. 09 816 35900. If you are under 18 years of age or have a physical disability, the dental clinic closest to you will provide you with emergency care.

Emergency care in the evening and on weekends

Appointment booking weekdays at 14–21 and weekends & bank holidays at 8–21, tel.09 471 71110. Always call first.
Haartman Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, building 12, Helsinki.

Night-time emergency care

Night-time emergency care is only available for patients who need immediate care that cannot, on medical grounds, wait until 8 the next morning.
Appointment booking from 21 to 8 (9 pm to 8 am), tel. 040 621 5699. Always call first.
Töölö Hospital Emergency Department, Töölönkatu 40, Helsinki.

Non-urgent or urgent care?

Seek emergency care if you have the following symptoms

  • Swelling that involves fever
  • Difficulties opening and closing your mouth
  • Difficulties in breathing and swallowing
  • Trauma or injury in the mouth or jaw area
  • Pain/ache that does not lessen with painkillers
  • Bleeding for example following a tooth extraction, if the bleeding does not stop in 45–60 minutes even if you bite on a gauze pad
  • All problems related to permanent and removable dental appliances
  • A particularly severe fracture in a tooth or a filling

Situations in which we aim to schedule you an appointment in less than three weeks

  • Mild pain that can be alleviated by painkillers
  • Pain caused by hot or cold
  • A fractured tooth or a filling
  • Problems with dentures

Contact information of dental clinics

Espoo residents are free to use any dental clinic operated by the City of Espoo. The dental clinics serve on weekdays at 8–15. The appointment booking number of Espoo’s dental clinics is 09 816 30300. The number serves on weekdays at 7:45–16.

Inquiries about dental care invoices and charges: hammashoito.asiakaspalvelukeskus@espoo.fi

Espoon keskus 

Kalajärvi Dental Clinic
Street address: Ruskaniitty 4
Postal address: P.O. Box 2515, 02070 City of Espoo

Samaria Health Centre / Espoon keskus / Dental Clinic
Street address: Terveyskuja 2
Postal address: P.O. Box 2516, 02070 City of Espoo

Espoo Hospital Dental Clinic
Street address: Karvasmäentie 6
Postal address: P.O. Box 2550, 02070 City of Espoo


Espoonlahti

Espoonlahti Dental Clinic
Street address: Merikansantie 4  
Postal address: P.O. Box 2400, 02070 City of Espoo

Kivenlahti Dental Clinic
Street address: Meriusva 3, 2nd floor
Postal address: P.O. Box 2410, 02070 City of Espoo

Nöykkiö Dental Clinic
Street address: Oxfotintie 8
Postal address: P.O. Box 2402, 02070 City of Espoo

Leppävaara

Kilo Dental Clinic
Street address: Trillakatu 5
Postal address: P.O. Box 2137, 02070 City of Espoo

Leppävaara Dental Clinic
Street address: Konstaapelinkatu 2
Postal address: P.O. Box 2119, 02070 City of Espoo

Ruusulinna Dental Clinic
Street address: Huvilinnantie 4
Postal address: P.O. Box 2113, 02070 City of Espoo


Matinkylä, Olari, Tapiola

Haukilahti Dental Clinic
Street address: Haukilahdenkatu 19
Postal address: P.O. Box 2231, 02070 City of Espoo

Tapiola Dental Clinic
Street address: Ahertajantie 2
Postal address: P.O. Box 2216, 02070 City of Espoo

The Matinkylä Dental Clinic has been closed. The City of Espoo is preparing to provide dental care services in Matinkylä as an outsourced service. Further information will become available in 2019.

Dental care client fees

Municipal dental care is free for persons younger than 18, with some exceptions. A fee will be charged for uncancelled, missed appointments, and for orthodontic appliances that are lost or broken after being handled negligently or incorrectly.

The fee for a dental hygienist’s appointment is EUR 10.30, and for a dentist’s appointment it is EUR 13.10. We will also charge a fee for various dental procedures. The fee depends on the procedure.

The fee for a specialised dental care appointment is EUR 19.20.

The fee for uncancelled, missed appointments and last-minute cancellations is EUR 50.80 for everyone aged 15 or older. Cancellations must be made by 14 on the day before your appointment. You can cancel your appointment online or by calling our 24-hour telephone answering machine on 09 816 30300.

Dental care client fees (In Finnish)

Malocclusion and orthodontics

A dental examination includes an examination of your bite. If necessary, you will be referred to an orthodontist who will assess the difficulty of your malocclusion (improper bite), the need for orthodontics and, particularly in the case of children, the time when treatment should begin.

Malocclusion

Orthodontic treatment is available in Espoo in line with national guidelines.

The difficulty of malocclusions (improper bite) is rated on a scale from 1 to 10. The City of Espoo will treat malocclusions in categories 8 to 10. Patients with milder malocclusions may seek orthodontic treatment from a private dental care provider at their own cost.

Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment requires good oral health. The teeth must not have any cavities and the gums must not be inflamed. The patient must commit to cleaning their teeth very well throughout the treatment.

Orthodontic appliances must be used as instructed. The patient must bring the appliances with them to every appointment. When orthodontic treatment begins, the patient may feel some pain in their mouth for a few days.

The treatment takes an average of 1–3 years. The retention phase that follows usually takes two years.

Orthodontic treatment is free of charge until the patient turns 18. Persons over 15 years of age will be charged a fee for uncancelled, missed appointments. The patient is responsible for the costs of any orthodontic appliances that are lost or broken due to negligent handling. If the patient does not use the orthodontic appliances as instructed and needs a new appliance because of this, the patient will have to cover dental laboratory costs.

Emergency care

If a dental appliance, retention wire, retention plate or another part of the appliance breaks or bends, or if the appliance cannot be used for another reason, please call the appointment booking number of Espoo’s dental clinics as soon as possible, tel. 09 816 30300.

Services for patients of all ages     

Families expecting their first child

The City of Espoo provides a free-of-charge health counselling appointment for families expecting their first child. Pregnancy is an excellent time to learn about the child’s oral health and care because children easily adopt their parents’ habits when it comes to health, nutrition and oral care. The goal is that the parents have a healthy mouth and teeth before the child is born. The appointment does not include a dental examination. Instead, the idea is to help the new parents establish good health habits, assess any need for treatment they may have, and refer them further to other services. To book a health counselling appointment, please contact the dental clinics’ appointment booking number.

Children and young people

Periodic dental examinations are performed by age group. Invitation letters are sent by post. All children and young people get an individual care plan. The plan covers the dates of their upcoming appointments with dental hygienists and dentists, home care instructions, preventive and remedial care, follow-up of the development of the child’s occlusion (bite) and possible X-ray imagings.

We send all families with children aged 1, 3 and 5 a letter to inform of the opportunity to book an oral health examination appointment for the child. You can book an appointment online or by phone. You will receive the letter slightly before or during the child’s month of birth.

Families with children attending grades 1, 3, 5 and 8 will receive a letter to inform of the opportunity to book an oral health examination appointment for the child. You can book an appointment online or by phone.

We also send a letter to every 17-year-old Espoo resident to request them to book an appointment for an oral health examination.

Students

Students in Espoo-based educational institutions may have their oral health examined at the dental clinics of the City of Espoo, regardless of their domicile. Dental care is free of charge for persons under the age of 18.

Adults

After an oral health examination, we draw up an individual care plan for every patient. The patient’s need for treatment, the treatment schedule and the next appointment are specified in the care plan.

How to take care of your oral health

A healthy mouth is an important part of a person’s well-being and general health. It has been shown that inflammations of the mouth are linked to many general diseases. Oral diseases may progress for a long time without causing any symptoms. Good oral health is rooted in good self-care and dental care that meets your personal needs.

How to take care of your oral health

The service pledge of the Oral Health Services of the City of Espoo

People of all ages are entitled to use the oral health services provided by the City of Espoo. You may request an examination appointment at a dental clinic of your choice.

  • We are easy to reach. 
  • Emergency care is available for you on every day of the year.
  • We give you a care plan for several years ahead.
  • We invite children and young people to attend an oral health examination.
  • We also serve customers online.
  • We constantly improve our customer service.