About the Dentist
Dr. Gordon Payne, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)
Dr. Payne attended Western University and graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 1982. After graduating from dental school in 1986, he went on to complete the dental residency program at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Following some time in general practice, he returned to his studies and completed his specialty training in Paediatric Dentistry in 1990 and a Master of Science degree in Physiology in 1992, both from the University of Toronto. In 2005, Dr. Payne was granted Fellowship status in Paediatric Dentistry from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Dr. Payne is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Division of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry at Western University, where he has taught for over 25 years. In 2004, he was awarded the C.Y. Lung Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2016, he was appointed Chief Examiner in Paediatric Dentistry for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Payne is a consultant at both the London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre. He has lectured locally and internationally on various topics in Paediatric Dentistry.
When not treating children, Dr. Payne keeps busy with his hobbies. He has been an avid birder since he was five years old. He has seen over 400 species of birds in Ontario and over 750 species in Canada and the United States! He also enjoys hiking, skiing, and running.
Dr. Payne lives in north London with his wife of 30 years. He has three children – two sons and a daughter, who are all in university studies.