Children are unique and special. I have had the pleasure of providing dental care for infants, tweens, teens, and many special needs patients for 40 years and continue to thoroughly enjoy it. Paedodontic Gems will give a short overview of the most common reasons for a child’s first dental visit — caries and its consequences or trauma. Recommendations for the Age One dental visit and the importance of prevention will also be stressed. Aspects of behavior management with parental inclusion will be discussed along with case studies and anomalies. Most importantly, the children will speak for themselves. Participants should leave with insights into the world of little people and feel more comfortable treating them. Welcome to my world.
Understand how to treat with the most common dental problems for kids and the importance of prevention
Discuss aspects of behavior management with parental inclusion along with case studies and anomalies.
Dr. G. Erica Gordon-Veitch, CD, MSc, BDS is a Paediatric and Family Dental Surgeon. A proud Wolmerian, she graduated as a Dental Surgeon from her father’s alma mater, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK in 1981. Then, after working with the Ministry of Health’s Schools Dental program, went on to University of London, Institute of Dental Surgery and gained her Masters in Paediatric Dentistry in 1987.
Dr. Gordon-Veitch was the first Jamaican Director of the Dental Auxiliary School and a former member of the Dental Council of Jamaica. An active member of the Jamaica Dental Association, she has chaired numerous committees. She was twice elected President and is presently Company Secretary.
Dr. Gordon-Veitch was among the honorees for excellence in Dentistry during the JDA’s 80th Anniversary celebrations in 2008. Being honored by her peers was one of her most treasured moments.
She was awarded the Order of Distinction Commander Class for Outstanding Service to the Dental Profession August 6, 2017. This is her crowning achievement as a true patriot.
She is presently in private practice and CEO of Paediatric and Family Dentistry in Kingston. Dr. Veitch continues to mentor young graduates and has special concerns for the very young and challenged patients. She has lectured extensively to Medical Practitioners, Dental Teams and Community Groups. Dr. Gordon-Veitch is married with one son.