Dr. Albert Thacker
Grand Cayman, Practice Owner
Dr. Thacker is the owner of Smile Dental & Orthodontics. He had to quit chairside dentistry in 2010 due to lower back pain. Now he helps with administration and equipment acquisition. Dr. Thacker’s passion is keeping up with technology and new proven techniques.
Dr. Thacker graduated from the University of Manitoba, Dental School and worked in Vernon, British Columbia for 5 years prior to moving to Grand Cayman where he took over the practice from the retiring Paediatric Specialist Dr. Larry Tharp. At that time there were few Dental Specialists on Island, and Dr. Thacker took on over 200 hours of Continuing Education per year for his first 5 years, focusing in Paediatrics, Cosmetics, Implants and Orthodontics.
Dr. Thacker has led many missions to Peru, going to the head-waters of the Amazon along with the High Andes, treating in locations where there are no dentists. Dr. Thacker spent much of 2014 and 2015 in Cambodia treating the very poor in isolated areas, out in the rural rice-fields.
Dr. Thacker is presently working on developing a satellite dental clinic in the Savannah Countryside area. He is also working with our dental lab, Digital 3D Systems developing newer & better techniques for making crowns, bridges, dentures, implant systems, orthodontic aligners, mouth-guards, orthodontic retainers, and many other dental appliances. Digital 3D Systems supplies dental products to many other dental clinics in Grand Cayman.
Dr. Thacker’s passion has always been to provide excellent treatment, dedicated and responsive care and an unwavering commitment to our patients ever changing health requirements.