MEET DR. JEFFREY MEEKS
Dr. Jeffrey Meeks is the founder and lead Orthodontist at Islandsmiles Jamaica. With a passion for his practice and over 30 years of experience in the field of dentistry, both as a certified orthodontist and as an instructor, Dr. Meeks is a pioneer in Jamaica’s industry.
A proud alumnus of Mona Prep and Jamaica College, Dr. Meeks balanced academics with exploring his other passions. His early education was accompanied by a healthy dose of sports and other extracurricular activities including drama and dub poetry. Following high school, Dr. Meeks continued his studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in the faculty of Natural Sciences, majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry.
He went on to study dentistry at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and in 1983 graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Meeks was then accepted to a postdoctoral residency in orthodontics at Howard University where, in 1985, he completed the program with the Departmental Award for Achievement. From 1985 to 1987 Dr. Meeks was on staff at Howard University as an instructor in the Department of Orthodontics with the responsibility of teaching both dental and orthodontic students. In addition, he was involved in a part-time private practice in the state of Maryland.
Since 1987 Dr. Meeks has been in private practice in Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica. In addition to his doctoral & teaching experience, Dr. Meeks is also the author of several scientific articles which have been published in leading journals. Outside of his practice, Dr. Meeks also serves as a member on several boards and councils, sharing his knowledge and expertise. Dr. Meeks is the past President of the Jamaica Dental Association and is a foundation member of the Caribbean Society of Orthodontics. In addition, he is a member in good standing of the American Association of Orthodontists and the World Federation of Orthodontists. Currently Dr. Meeks is in his 2nd term as President of the Kingston Study Club and is in his 4th year as coordinator of the Undergraduate Orthodontics Program in the UWI Dental Program.
When he’s not in office, teaching or mentoring, Dr. Meeks enjoys flying (he has his private pilot’s license), scuba diving, water skiing and entertaining family and friends at home.