The dental profession in Jamaica is still governed by the Dental Act of 1972 – a 43-year-old legislation that has undergone only one revision early in the new millennium. That was an update to introduce the practicing certificate for the registration process for dentists and auxiliaries. Because the profession is constantly evolving with new ideas, new materials, and new equipment are impacting the quality and cost of dental care. In order to stay relevant and to serve their patients Jamaican dentists are united that the profession must continually revise its practice standards, ethical codes, professional conduct and its laws. This is going to be critical should they want to venture into the lucrative dental tourism arena where issues of accreditation, quality and cost of care are of major importance.