Dental care

We warmly welcome you as our client! Click the headings below for more information and instructions.

The coronavirus pandemic is still causing changes to dental care services. Due to the coronavirus situation, treatment periods take longer than normal, and not all dental treatments are possible at the moment. We have made sure that you can safely come to the clinic.Please remember that you can only come to the clinic if you have an appointment and you are in good health. If you become ill after an appointment has been booked for you, please contact our customer service, tel. 09 816 30300.

Adults can book an appointment for emergency dental care online. Appointment times will be opened at 00:01 for the next morning and day. Emergencya care is organized at Espoo hospital Dental Clinic (add. Karvasmäentie 6) The clinic is open from 8:00 to 16:00. Appointment booking for emergency care by phone on weekdays at 7–16, tel. 09 816 35900. Clients who need urgent care while having respiratory tract symptoms are treated at the units of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). Call the customer service of the City of Espoo dental clinics. We will tell you what to do next. Read more below, under the heading urgent care.

Appointment booking and cancellation

Appointment booking

  • Do you need urgent care? Read more under the heading urgent care.
  • Are you a new client or has it been a while since your previous appointment? Please call our customer service first, tel. 09 816 30300 (Mon–Fri 7:45–16:00).
  • Has one of our dentists given you a care plan that is currently in force or have you been invited to receive dental care? You may book an appointment online or by calling our customer service, tel. 09 816 30300 (Mon–Fri 7:45–16:00).
  • Appointment booking and advice by text message for the deaf and hard of hearing, tel. 046 877 1170, Mon–Fri 7:45–16:00.

If you need to, you can check your appointment in our online service. Log in using your online banking codes, certificate card or mobile ID.

Cancellations and rescheduled appointments

You can reschedule and cancel appointments online at any time, with the exception of urgent care and orthodontic treatment. Customer service is available during our opening hours. When our customer service is closed, you can cancel an appointment by leaving a message to our voice mail, tel. 09 816 30300. 

You can cancel an appointment around the clock by sending a text message to the number 045 739 65839. Your text message should include the patient’s name, date of birth and the date and time of the appointment you want to cancel. 
In case you cancel your appointmentplease make a new appointment if necessary.

Please note that if you need to cancel an appointment, you must do so 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 according to our price list.

Useful information

The appointment booking number has a call-back system. Please give the answering machine your telephone number, and we will call you back on the same day (exceptions to this are possible if we have a long backlog). 

Some 4,500 dental care appointments become available every week, and most of them can be booked online. The appointment booking situation changes all the time, and we get cancellations every day because of the pandemic (people can only come to the dental clinic if they have no symptoms). If the online booking system shows no available appointments for the near future, make sure to browse the calendar to find the next available appointment.

We will send you a text message to remind you of your appointment two days in advance (with the exception of urgent care) if you have given your consent for it. You can give your consent when you book an appointment or through our online service. Please note that if you do not receive the reminder for some reason, this does not exempt you from paying the appointment fee. If you are booking an appointment for someone close to you who has turned 14, they need to authorise you to use e-services on their behalf.

Please fill in a medical history form

To give you the best treatment, it is important for us to know about matters related to your health or the medicines you are taking. You may fill in the medical history form online. Printed forms are also available at the clinics.

It is important that you fill in the medical history form before your first appointment if your health status has changed or if more than a year has passed since you last filled it in. You may fill in the form online at any time. We will also send you a text message to remind you to fill in the medical history form five days before your appointment if you have given us permission to send you text message reminders.

Checking your personal data

My Kanta pages – records about your care My Kanta is an online service for citizens. You can use it to browse your own health records and your medication recorded by health care services. The service is accessed through the Kanta Services website or directly at The Oral Health Services of the City of Espoo joined My Kanta on 18 May 2019. Information about any appointments you have had since then and your records are available in My Kanta.

Other personal data registers. Customer and patient data is recorded in different personal data registers by the City of Espoo Social and Health Services to the extent that is necessary in each case. As a customer or patient, you have the right to access your personal data stored in different registers and ask for stored materials related to your treatment (e.g. x-ray images). To do this, please send us a personally signed request for access. Further information and forms are available in Finnish and Swedish According to the General Data Protection Regulation, you are in principle entitled to access your information free of charge once a year. If your requests to access your information are clearly unfounded or excessive, in particular because of their repetitive character, we may charge a fee or refuse to fulfil your request.

Service via text messages for the deaf and hard of hearing

Appointment booking and advice by text message for the deaf and hard of hearing, tel. 046 877 1170, Mon–Fri 7:45–16:00.

Urgent care

Clients who need urgent care are usually treated within the same day either by the dental clinics in Espoo or the centralised emergency services of the capital region.

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

In less urgent situations (e.g. a chipped tooth that does not bother you, mild pain, pain caused by hot or cold, or problems with dentures), please call the City of Espoo dental care appointment booking, tel. 09 816 30300. In these cases, we will try to schedule an appointment for you within three weeks.

Emergency dental care on weekdays

Online appointment booking for emergency dental care: if you are an adult, book an appointment at Espoo hospital Dental Clinic, at Karvasmäentie 6 (the clinic is open from 8:00 to 16:00).
  • Appointment booking for emergency care by phone on weekdays at 7–16, tel. 09 816 35900.

Emergency dental care in the evening and on weekends

Appointment booking on weekdays between 14:00 and 21:00 and weekends and bank holidays between 8:00 and 21:00, tel.09 471 71110.Always call before going to the clinic. Haartman Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, building 12, Helsinki.

Night-time emergency dental care

Night-time emergency care is only available to patients who need immediate care that cannot, on medical grounds, wait until 8 the next morning.
Appointment booking at night between 21:00 and 8:00, tel.040 621 5699. Always call before going to the clinic.
Töölö Hospital Emergency Department,Töölönkatu 40Helsinki.

Contact information of dental clinics

Please note! For now, you can only visit a dental clinic if you have an appointment. 

Espoo residents are free to use any dental clinic operated by the City of Espoo. The dental clinics are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 15:00. The appointment booking number of Espoo’s dental clinics is 09 816 30300, Mon–Fri 7:45–16:00. Please note, that dental clinics serve clients by appointment only.

Inquiries about dental care invoices and charges:

Emergency care

Espoo Hospital Dental Clinic
Street address: Karvasmäentie 6 Please Note! Espoo Hospital is located in a separate building next to Jorvi Hospital.
Postal address: P.O. Box 2550, 02070 City of Espoo

Espoon keskus

Kalajärvi Dental Clinic, closed 5 June - 8 August

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 2nd floor. Please Note! At the moment, entrance of the dental clinic is situated behind the building. Please follow the instructios. Entrance is NOT accessible because of stairs.
Postal address: P.O. Box 2516, 02070 City of Espoo


Espoonlahti Dental Clinic
Street address: Merikansantie 4  Please Note! At the moment, entrance of the dental clinic is situated behind the building.
Postal address: P.O. Box 2442, 02070 City of Espoo

Nöykkiö Dental Clinic. closed 19 June - 8 August
Street address: Oxfotintie 8
Postal address: P.O. Box 2402, 02070 City of Espoo


Ruusulinna Dental Clinic, closed 7 June - 15 August
Street address: Huvilinnantie 4
Postal address: P.O. Box 2113, 02070 City of Espoo

Kilo Dental Clinic
Street address: Trillakatu 5, 3rd and 4th floors
Postal address: P.O. Box 2137, 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, closed 5 June - 8 August
Street address: Ahertajantie 2
Postal address: P.O. Box 2216, 02070 City of Espoo

Dental clinic of Iso Omena Maternity and child health clinic
Suomenlahdentie 1, 3.rd floor
Postal address: PL 2342, 02070 City of Espoo


Kivenlahti Dental Clinic, closed 5 June - 8 August
Street address: Meriusva 3, 2nd floor
Postal address: P.O. Box 2410, 02070 City of Espoo

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

Inquiries about ongoing orthodontic treatment:

The Matinkylä Dental Clinic on Matinkatu has been closed. When booking an appointment, you can choose any dental clinic operated by the City of Espoo. The dental clinics closest to Matinkylä are in Haukilahti, Tapiola, Espoonlahti and Nöykkiö.

Read more about service voucher in dental care

Dental care fees

Dental care client fees are based on the national decree on client fees. After your appointment, we will send you an invoice to the address included in your customer information. 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 EUR 13.10. The fee for a specialised dental care appointment is EUR 19.20. In addition, fees are charged for various dental procedures. The fee depends on the procedure.

Further information about dental care fees: Dental care fees The fee for uncancelled, missed appointment is EUR 50.80 for everyone aged 15 or older.

If you have any questions regarding dental care invoices or fees, please send an email to or call us, tel. 09 816 30400 Mon–Fri 10:00–14:00

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.


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.


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

Urgent orthodontic care for adults (fixed wire retainer causes sharp pain or rubs against your gums) is provided by the dental clinics of the City of Espoo, but to get the retainer reattached, you must book an appointment with a private orthodontist.
We recommend that an orthodontist reattach the retainer so that the wire does not become active and start changing the position of the tooth in question.
If you have undergone orthodontic treatment at a dental clinic of the City of Espoo or treatment related to jaw orthopaedics at a unit of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) during the previous two years, you are entitled to have your retainer reattached at a City of Espoo dental clinic.

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. The letter will arrive half a year after the child’s/adolescent’s birth month.

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 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.


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.