Hospital teams up with Vineyard Dental Associates


The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has entered into an agreement with Vineyard Dental Associates to begin accepting dental insurance for many Islanders. 

Last month, the hospital announced it would be closing its dental practice effective Nov. 20. The hospital’s dental practice oversaw 1,550 patients, but hospital CEO Denise Schepici said the hospital is working with Vineyard Dental Associates on Main Street in Vineyard Haven, so many of the hospital patients have an alternative.

The dental office recently expanded its practice, and has entered an agreement with the hospital. Part of that agreement is that the dental office will begin accepting MassHealth and the Delta Dental network, a popular dental plan for Island residents. The practice comprises four dentists, including Dr. Carolyn Swain, a former hospital dentist.


  1. So glad Dr. Swain has found a Island home to carry on her dental practice. She is the gentlest dentist to ever wield a drill or needle.

  2. Yes, wonderful news. Dr. Swain is a very good dentist, but when she is not there; and the owner is filling in, beware! Today he charged in excess of $500 for a simple cleaning.

  3. Does anyone have a phone number? Nothing in the phone book and the hospital has no contact info, either. Helpful article, except……

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