Message from Convention Chairperson

Welcome to Jamaica Dental Association’s first Global Dental Summit, our international Convention and Exhibition scheduled for February 10-14, 2021.

Our theme is "Learning Pon Di Rock". We have already assumed that you are family so we have chosen to use our colloquial terms. Jamaicans often refer to Jamaica as “the Rock”. Hence, “Learning Pon Di Rock” simply means “Learning in Jamaica”. The theme provides some reassurance that our 57th Annual Convention will have the same warm Caribbean flavour of our previous Dental Conventions, although we will be totally virtual this year.

We have engaged world leaders in their specialties of Dentistry and Medicine to share with us new research and best practices in treatment methods. The Virtual Exhibit Hall provides you with an ideal opportunity to learn about the latest cutting edge technologies, products and services in dentistry and more. You are certain to return to your offices after this meeting with gems that can be immediately implemented and will positively impact the care that you provide to your patients. We have something for every member of the dental team: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Chairside Assistants, Front Desk personnel, Administrators and Dental Technicians.

We know that everyone is busy in this season trying to determine when and how to find time to participate in the many virtual meetings. So, feel free once registered, to choose how to engage in our Global Dental Summit. From February 10 to February 14, you can log in at any time and view most of the lectures! Connect with us at the end of your work day or binge watch on the weekend, whatever is convenient for you. We have two master Aesthetic Dentistry practitioners who will host hands-on courses. Stay right in your office and learn how to create beautiful anterior restorations. Have you ever wished that you had more time to listen to lectures? We have a solution for you. Purchase the VIP upgrade package for live and demand access with up to six months to leisurely review the lectures.

Also, join us for some Jamaican “flava”. We are excited to invite you to share the many “Jamaican Experiences” when you tour our Jamaican virtual exhibit hall! See the beautiful Jamaican Fashion, Ceramics, Exotic Wood Carvings and more. Learn how to speak Jamaican, dance Jamaican and cook Jamaican! Experience our music and learn more about our island and possibly win an opportunity to attend our island paradise in 2022 with a complimentary registration pass.

We look forward to seeing you for some ‘Fun in the Sun’ at the 2021 Global Dental Summit, as we “Learn Pon Di Rock” together.

HEATHER-DAWN LAWSON-MYERS, DDS, FAACP

CHAIRPERSON, GLOBAL DENTAL SUMMIT 2021