Infant Preventive Dental Scheme

The IPDS is a unique scheme run by the Department of Community Special Care Dentistry.

The aim of the scheme is to prevent dental disease and the subsequent need for dental treatment, often complicated due to medical and behavioural problems.


Children under 5 years old

IPDS Offers:

  • Home visits providing informal advice tailored to each family’s needs with the aim of preventing problems
  • Referrals for treatment and ongoing care 

Who Can Refer?

Medical consultants
General practitioners
General medical practitioners
District Nurses
Social services
Other health professionals