Oral health care services
Oral health care services for all according to individual needs
Oral health affects health and wellbeing in general. We offer oral health care services to everyone regardless of their age and abilities. Treatment is given based on need and its urgency.
Oral healthcare services at the Kalasatama Health and Well-being Centre on weekdays from 7:00 to 20:00 by appointment. In urgent matters, please see instructions below.
During the day
In urgent oral traumas and pain please call 09 3105 1400 Monday-Friday from 7 to 14.
Emergency care covers accidents and pain in the mouth that cannot wait until the next day.
In the evenings, at weekends and during holidaysThe emergency dental care in the evenings and on weekends is at Haartman Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, building 12.
Appointment booking Mon–Fri from 14:00 to 21:00 and Sat–Sun from 8:00 to 21:00. (0)9 471 71110.
During the night
During the night, emergency oral and dental healthcare services are provided from 21:00 to 8:00 at Töölö Hospital, Töölönkatu 40.
Please contact the hospital in advance, tel. (0)40 621 5699.
You can book an appointment by calling the appointment booking service for oral healthcare (call-back service), where your need for treatment and its urgency will be evaluated.
tel. (0)9 310 51400
from 8:00 to 15:00
The Kalasatama dental clinic’s office is open from 7:00 to 20:00.
You can cancel, postpone or change your appointment at maisa.fi.
You can also cancel your appointment or change it by calling the centralised appointment booking service, tel. (0)9 310 51400.
The appointment must be cancelled at the latest by 12:00 the previous day.
If an appointment is not cancelled, a fine of €40.30 will be charged to clients aged 15 years or older.
The Act on Client Charges in Healthcare and Social Welfare is renewed. How does it affect charges?
The Act on Client Charges in Healthcare and Social Welfare is renewed on 1 July, which will especially affect income-related client charges.
See here how the reform of the Act on Client Charges in Healthcare and Social Welfare affects client charges
Matters concerning dental care for children and young people or taking care of affairs on behalf of someone else
Dental care for children or young people
Children and school-aged young people are invited to legislated, scheduled oral health inspections as follows:
- A letter will be sent to children aged 1, 3 and 5, requesting that the parents make an appointment for a check-up. Appointments for 1- and 3-year-old children can be made electronically through asiointi.hel.fi.
- For 1st, 3rd, 5th and 8th grade pupils, the appointment information will be sent home as an invitation.
- A request to make a check-up appointment is sent to 17-year-olds.
- During an oral health check-up, a personal check-up schedule will be determined for the client based on their need.
Booking appointments for other people
You can book an appointment for your underage child if you have requested authorisation to take care of their matters when booking an appointment or visiting the dental clinic.
If you need to book an appointment for another adult, you may visit the dental clinic in order to make an authorisation to take care of their matters.
Please read through our price list here.
With regard to expenses related to service vouchers, please see section ‘I would like to know more about service vouchers’.
We offer service vouchers to adults meeting a certain set of criteria, and it is used as an option for the services provided by the City of Helsinki’s oral healthcare provision.
With the service voucher, you can choose your clinic and the dentist from the private dentists approved by the City of Helsinki’s oral healthcare services.
We use the following service vouchers
- Check-up and treatment voucher
- Voucher for repairing cracked teeth
- Service voucher for comprehensive care for further treatment
- Service voucher for further treatment after emergency care
By taking care of your teeth you can also take care of your general health.
Research suggests that oral and dental infections may have a connection to cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, for example. Medication and different illnesses may also affect oral health.
Basic instructions for maintaining your oral health:
- Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day. Allow the fluoride to work for two minutes and do not rinse out your mouth.
- Use dental floss, toothpicks or interdental brushes to clean between your teeth.
- Eat regularly – avoid constant snacking – use Xylitol.
- Water is the best drink for thirst.
- Light drinks, fresh juice and sparkling water are also detrimental to teeth, as they are acidic.
For people of all ages
- General instructions for oral health (in Finnish)
- Clean Teeth (in Finnish)
- Managing caries, current care guidelines for patients
For children below school age