Dental Insurance.

Manage the cost of treatment
whenever you need it.

Direct Pay Dental Insurance is a win-win for the patient, making superb dental health affordable and providing a fast track to covering costs.

As the agent for two major Direct Pay Insurance schemes, Shields Dental & Orthodontic Clinics help keep costs manageable, and removes any administrative headaches for the patient.
Shields Dental & Orthodontic Clinics is the direct pay provider for VHI Dental and DeCare Dental Direct Pay in Limerick City and County.

These schemes significantly reduce costs, and eliminate hassle for patients, with the practice handling claims submissions and being directly reimbursed by the providers


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What does dental insurance cover?

The VHI Dental Direct Pay schemes provide significant cover – up to 70% of the annual costs – for two routine examinations, x-rays, hygiene visits and extensive treatments.

I’m interested: what do I do next?

All you have to do is contact VHI Dental before attending Shields Dental & Implant Clinic for your first appointment. Before treatment commences, a report will be sent to the insurance company for approval and a treatment plan provided to the patient. Following treatment, the scheme provider directly reimburses the practice, minus any patient excess, thus removing the need for lengthy form filling in and waiting periods for reimbursement.

How does VHI Dental work?
Contact VHI Dental on 1890 789 999 at least 24 hours prior to your first appointment and also let Shields Dental & Implant Clinic know that you wish to use VHI Dental Direct Pay, to enable VHI confirm your entitlements.

After treatment, the dentist will get you to sign the VHI Dental claim form and submit the claim. VHI Dental will then pay the practice directly.

If further treatment is needed, Shields Dental & Implant Clinic will provide VHI Dental with a treatment plan for approval before your next visit.

How can I find out more?

For information on VHI Dental, visit or call 1890 789 999.

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For the
smile you have
always wanted.

Use our FREE consultation service to speak to one of our Treatment Coordinators, who give you information about how we can help, without any financial commitment.

Most importantly it helps to build your confidence in starting your journey with Shields to the smile you have always wanted.

We’ll discuss with you what you would like to achieve with your dental health and the appearance of your smile, answer any questions and listen to any problems you may have had with your teeth in the past.