Dental Care

The level of dental care available in Cayman is sophisticated enough to minimise the need to travel overseas for specialist treatment.

There is a wide selection of dentists and orthodontists practising in the Cayman Islands. Pain management treatment combined with orthodontics is available on-Island to treat headaches and jaw-related pain. We also benefit from several visiting specialists, including a university professor. The cost difference between government dentists and private dentists is sometimes considerable, but the waiting list at the hospital can be substantial. Some dental work can be done at the walk-in clinics, such as extractions and dentures.

Health insurance plans don’t always cover dentistry, or the coverage can vary drastically. Orthodontics are not always covered, however, if your plan does provide for it, a lifetime maximum is often stipulated.

 

General Dentistry

General dentistry includes preventive and corrective care of the teeth and gums. Preventive care involves fluoridation, teeth cleaning, x-rays of the teeth, and inspection of the mouth, gums and teeth.

Corrective care is wide-ranging and includes filing of cavities, placing of sealants, repairing of fractures of the teeth, straightening teeth, fitting dentures, and surgical treatment of gum disease.

The HSA dental services are delivered on side at the Cayman Islands Hospital, the Faith Hospital and the Merren Health Centre, and at schools and district clinics in Grand Cayman and the clinic in Little Cayman. There are also 11 private dental centers in the Cayman Islands employing 34 registered dentists providing preventative care, corrective treatments, orthodontics and dental surgery.

Orthodontics

Orthodontists treat irregularities in the positioning of the teeth (alignment and occlusion) and jaws.

Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics

A family dental practice will treat every member of your family according to their needs and age. They will make your children’s visits fun and comfortable, as well as encouraging you to take an active part in their oral care.

Paediatric Dental Specialist

A paediatric dentist has done additional specialist training to care for the oral health of children from infancy to the teen-age years. Their training includes knowing how to deal with children and their behaviour, as well as their dental development.