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.
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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.