Meet Dr. Jeffrey Meeks
Dr. Meeks’ early education at Mona Prep and Jamaica College was accompanied by a healthy dose of sports and other extracurricular activities.
During these years he was also a regular member of the Jamaica National age group swimming teams which represented Jamaica at the CCCAN games and other events. At that time he was also a member of the Flying Fish swim club. Dr. Meeks’ high school days were also filled with drama and poetry. Three wonderful years at the University of the West Indies in the faculty of Natural Sciences followed high school. Chemistry and biochemistry where his majors but involvement in the Real Mona Community Club and a growing repertoire of ‘dub poetry’ were major past time activities.
During this time, Dr. Meeks also earned his private pilot’s license following work at Wings Jamaica Ltd. Dr. Meeks was accepted to McGill Faculty of Dentistry in Montreal,
Canada in 1979 and graduated with the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1983. In 1982, he won the Table Clinic Award for a project on periodontics.
While at McGill Dr. Meeks was involved in the Caribbean Students Society and in drama.
Following dental school, Dr. Meeks was 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 dental and orthodontic students. In addition, he was involved in part-time private practice in the state of Maryland.
Since 1987 Dr. Meeks has been in private practice in Kingston, Jamaica and since 1992 has also been in practice in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Dr. Meeks is the author of several scientific articles which have been published in leading journals.
Dr. Meeks is the immediate past President, President, and President-elect 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. Outside of the office, Dr. Meeks finds time to be a member of the several boards and councils.
Dr. Meeks enjoys scuba diving, water skiing, downhill skiing, sailing and flying. Dr. Meeks also enjoys spending “lazy” Sundays with his children Savannah and Joshua.