[caption id="attachment_3125" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The new mobile dental unit[/caption] The Health Services Authority (HSA) has acquired a new state-of-the-art mobile dental unit, which will be dedicated to providing general dental services to government primary schools without in-house dental clinics.The approximately 200 sq. ft. mobile unit, outfitted with a single dental surgery and modern technology, will rotate through East End Primary School, North Side Primary School and Savannah Primary School for a duration of about three months at each institution.Schools and Districts Dental Officer Dr. Andrea Maitland lauded the new unit and highlighted its benefits to patients. We are excited to have this new unit with the latest technology available to provide patients with a greater scope of services on the spot. This not only improves the efficiency of our services, but it is also of greater convenience to our patients.[caption id="attachment_3126" align="alignleft" width="300"] The new units single dental surgery.[/caption]Patients can also expect the same quality and scope of services as those offered by an in-house clinic. This addition is just another example of our commitment to providing quality, compassionate care to our community, including its younger members, noted Dr. Maitland.The new unit replaces the older model mobile clinic which, after being utilized for over 20 years in dental care on Grand Cayman, became obsolete from a lack of space and modern technology necessary to meet the needs of patients.The new unit has a wider range of services including digital radiography, more modern equipment and significantly improves the patient experience and comfort through greater space and internet connectivity.[caption id="attachment_3127" align="alignright" width="225"] L-r: Schools and Districts Dental Officer Dr. Andrea Maitland, Patient Christian Campbell, Dental Surgery Assisting Student Dianoris Pino-Boxit (standing) and Dental Assistant Linette Pattaway.[/caption]The vehicle will operate under the direction Dr. Maitland. In addition, Dentist Dr. Carolyn Rickleton, Dental Hygienist Connie Irby and two Dental Assistants Linette Pattaway and Bertilo Powery will staff the unit on a rotating basis.The unit is already operational and being used temporarily for dental services at the Bodden Town Health Centre as the facilitys dental clinic undergoes renovation. Once the renovation is completed, the vehicle will begin its rotation through the schools.To book an appointment with the Bodden Town Health Centre Dental Clinic please call 947-2299.