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 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.