The 54th Annual Convention was held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa on February 14-17, 2018. The Chairman was Dr. John Gordon and the theme for the convention was “Knowledge is Power! Come and Get Saturated!” Our Keynote speaker was Ambassador Malgorazata Wasilewska who is currently the Ambassador/Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, Belize, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Cayman Islands. Our other notable speakers were Dr. Harold Crossley, Dr. Jack Krauser, Dr. Jaimee Morgan, Dr. Ladi Doonquah, Dr. Owen James, Dr. Ralph Garcia, Dr. Uche Odiatu, Professor Peter Figueroa, Professor Nelson Pinto.
The convention closed the first evening with a Welcome Reception which had a Valentines Day theme in red and white and on the Friday night we had a boat cruise aboard the Treasure Queen which was sponsored by the area Orthodontists. The JDA wishes to thank the 14 sponsors: Stewarts Automotive, Cornwall Medical & Dental Supplies/Ultradent, Colgate Palmolive, Listerine (CariMed), Island Smiles Orthodontics, Mandeville Orthodontics, Align Orthodontics, Tingrinners Club Jamaica, DiMed Trading, I&C Dental Equipment, Intra-Lock, BioResearch Associates, Servi-dent Inc., and SurgiTel. We would also like to thank our 22 Exhibitors as well: Stewarts Automotive, Cornwall Medical & Dental Supplies/Ultradent, Colgate-Palmolive, Facey Commodity (Arm & Hammer), AA Laquis, LASCO, Listerine (CariMed), ScotiaBank, DiMed Trading, Optimum Trading, Dental & Medical Supplies, Medical Protection Services, Denk Pharma, JMMB, I&C Dental Equipment, Intra-Lock, IPCA Labs, BioResearch Associates, Surgi-Tel, Servi-Dent, Clinical Research Dental and Superior Orthodontics.