The Government Dental Clinics attend to all patients seeking treatment at said clinics.

Adults are attended to by Dental surgeons, while Dental nurses provide treatment to children. All clinics on the mainland are open on a daily basis from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The two clinics in the Grenadines are serviced on rotation. The services provided include the three main disciplines in Dentistry, which are:

  1. Preventive Care-prophylaxis, fluoride applications, deep scaling and root planning, sealants and preventive resin restorations.
  2. Restorative-amalgam, composite, temporary and glass ionomer restorations (fillings).
  3. Extractions.

There is also a primary school dental education and fluoride programme conducted by Dental Nurses.

Children seeking treatment at the various clinics must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. At the initial visit a medical/dental history will be taken and this must be completed by the adult. A dental examination will be done and the dental status of the patient will be determined. The necessary treatment will be explained to the parent/guardian and consent for such treatment will be solicited. The patient will then be provided with appointments for such treatment to be carried out. On the last appointment date for each patient, he or she will be dentally fit and will then be advised to return on a six-monthly basis for a check up and re-evaluation.

All treatment is provided free of charge to persons up to seventeen (17) years of age and older than sixty (60) years. Fees/ charges are as follows:

  1. Extraction - $5.00
  2. Restorations - $20.00
  3. Prophylaxis - $15.00

There is no fee for examinations or emergency treatments provided.