Welcome to

Jamaica Dental Association

About Us

In 1926 the Government of Jamaica was contemplating the enactment of legislation to register as Dentists, the dental mechanics who had been practicing dentistry illegally. Some of the senior members of the Dental Profession believed this to not be in the best interest of the public and felt that they should organize themselves in order to have their views put to the government. The late Dr. G.R. Machado as mentor of the project personally called on most of the dentists and had meetings at his home and that of the late Dr. S.A. Maitland. The Jamaica Dental Association was formed with Dr. Machado as its President and set itself the task of resisting the proposed legislation, but was unsuccessful, as what came to be known as the “Dental Law 1927" was eventually passed.


Join The JDA

Join hundreds of your colleagues through our fairly quick and easy registration process. As a non-profit professional association, we function as a hub for all dental professionals, providing an avenue for career development and promoting optimal oral health throughout the country.

Why Join

1. Join a network of the island's leading dental professionals.

2. Gain access to the most innovative techniques and developments in dentistry.

3. Promote your private practice or research interests within the field.

4. Connect with individuals who genuinely seek to impact Public Health through their work.

Global Dental Summit 2021

Staying Relevant & Growing in Difficult Times

Annual Convention

The annual convention is the culmination of all our yearly efforts. Dental professionals from home and abroad join together to share their findings, build relationships, and propose new research. It is the largest hub for innovation in our field in the country.



Dental House, 7 Upper Musgrave Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica


(876) 927-9875

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