Dr Joe Verco

Specialist Paediatric Dentist

Dr Joe Verco was the first graduate in the specialty of Paediatric Dentistry from The University of Adelaide—and the second in Australia. He is also the only dentist to have been awarded a Baillieu Medical Research Grant for postgraduate work. Dr Verco has been a President of the Australian Dental Association (SA Branch), Australian Society of Dentistry for Children (Federal and SA Branch), the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry (SA Branch) and latterly the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (International). He has been Chairman of the Public Relations Committee of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry, and is currently on the Editorial Board of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an international honours organisation. He has also enjoyed an ambassadorial role on the People to People Programme hosted by Past Presidents of the American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry in Russia, China and South Africa.

Dr Verco is a family man with a generous nature and a sharp sense of humour. He’s been actively involved in sports, aviation, and a long list of other hobbies including tennis, skiing and golf.

Outside The Clinic

Dr Verco is a Life Member of the:

National Trust

Member of the Heritage Committee of The University of Adelaide

Fellow Foundation Member of the Art Gallery of South Australia

Franklin Donor to the Mortlock Library of South Australia

Improve Speech

Member of the Waterhouse Club of The South Australian Museum

Pilot Member of Angel Flight

His Contribution

He has represented the:

ADA (SA Branch) on the Postgraduate Committee in Dentistry

ADA-Government Liaison Committee

ADA-Dental Trade Committee

Dental Faculty of The University of Adelaide

Council of Professions

Dental Policy and Implementation Review Committee

Public Relations Sub-Committee

Children’s Services Liaison Officer

ADA (Health) Funds Liaison Committee

Dr Verco has made a huge contribution to paediatric dental services in South Australia.

He lobbied for the introduction of the Child Dental Benefit Scheme and made a presentation to the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (in Amsterdam) to advocate Argon Beam Electrosurgery for Tongue Ties in infants.

Present Memberships

Adelaide’s best in paediatric dentistry