About the Dentist

Dr. Gordon Payne, BSc (Hons), DDS, Dip. Paed. Dent., MSc, FRCDC

Certified Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry

Dr. Gordon Payne

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. He has been awarded Fellowships in the International College of Dentists in 2013 and the American College of Dentists in 2016. He is especially proud of receiving the Alumni of Distinction Award from Western University in 2019.

Dr. Payne is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Division of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry at Western University, where he has taught for over 33 years. In 2004, he was awarded the C.Y. Lung Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has served two terms as Chief Examiner in Paediatric Dentistry for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Payne has contributed to our community by volunteering as a soccer coach and as a board trustee for two independent schools. He has been a blood donor since 1977.

He is the Dental Director at Thames Valley Children’s Centre and is Head of the Cleft Lip & Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Team. 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 family and his hobbies. He has been an avid birder since he was five years old. He has seen 425 species of birds in Ontario and nearly 800 species in Canada and the United States! He also enjoys hiking, skiing, and personal fitness.

Dr. Payne lives in north London with his wife of 36 years. They have three children – two sons and a daughter, a physician, an environmental scientist, and an architect.

Dr. Alana Fraser, BHSc, DDS, FRCDC

Certified Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry

Dr. Alana Fraser

Dr. Fraser graduated McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in 2015. She graduated from Western University with a degree in dentistry in 2019, receiving multiple awards for her performance in paediatric dentistry and dentistry for persons with special needs. She completed her specialty training in paediatric dentistry at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2021, receiving the Dr. Harold and Virginia Ortman Award for continued research and scholarship and the Feagan’s Scholarship for postgraduate excellence in scholarship. In 2022, Dr. Fraser’s commitment to her specialist practice as a paediatric dentist was recognized by her designation as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Dr. Fraser is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Division of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry at Western University.

Dr. Fraser enjoys reading and baking. She lives in lives in London with her partner, Andrew.

Dr. Sergio Weinberger, DDS, Dip. Pedo., FRCD(C) (Pediatric Dentistry), M. Cl. Dent., FRCD(C) (Orthodontics)

Certified Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry, Certified Specialist in Orthodontics

Dr. Sergio Weinberger

I am Dr. Sergio Weinberger. I was raised in Uruguay and Peru. I studied in Mexico and the United States. I moved to Canada in 1986 and found my true home in Ontario!

After my training to become a dentist, I spent 2 more years learning to be a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. I was a tenured Professor of Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, but I felt there was a void in my abilities, so I went back to school for 2 more years to become a specialist in Orthodontics. To solidify my knowledge, I then spent 6 years to become American Board Certified in both Specialties. (That means I am a dental nerd!) I am always so proud to provide excellence in care for growing children, working with growth and development. I have 35 years of experience working with kids of all ages and abilities and dental challenges. I like to make dentistry fun. I am blessed because my profession brings me true joy through my interactions with my patients, their families, and my colleagues.

I have 6 children, so very little surprises me! When I am not spending time with them, I am an avid motorcycle rider, and I love to eat. (I cannot cook, so I am very lucky my wife is a fabulous chef!) I spend lots of time at the gym working off the meals, and recently participated in the London Fight to End Hunger Boxing event!

I am thrilled to be a member of the amazing team at Children’s Dentistry.