“I am an orthodontist and that means I have an obligation to bring a high standard of care to the chairside when taking responsibility for treating someone or their child. I also feel privileged to be able to do what I do, meeting and getting to know so many people and helping them achieve something they want.
“Orthodontics is a way we can help people feel good about themselves with more confidence and self-esteem that spills over to all aspects of their lives."
– Dr. White
Dr. White has been practicing orthodontics for 35 years and general dentistry for five years before that. He chose the oral healthcare field so he could combine his love for science and art. He understands orthodontics requires an appreciation for art and aesthetics, and uses his appreciation in every treatment plan he creates.
Excellence in Education
Dr. White obtained his undergraduate BSc (hons genetics) degree at the University of Guelph, and an MSc (microbiology) degree at the University of Waterloo. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Western Ontario Dental School. After practicing general dentistry for five years, he realized if he was really going to really learn how to do orthodontics, he would have to go back to school. He received his specialty diploma in orthodontics from the University of Toronto in 1986.
Dr. White has never stopped learning and is constantly adding to his knowledge, reading journals, viewing webinars, and attending endless continuing education lectures. Some of these are given by such organizations as the Toronto Orthodontic Club, the Ontario and the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Orthodontists, to name a few. Dr. White also teaches dentists studying to be orthodontists in the Graduate Orthodontic Program at Western Universit,y where he serves as adjunct clinical professor in dentistry, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
With his focus on continuing education, he stays up to date with the latest advances in evidence-based orthodontic treatment and appliance therapy, to provide the best and most effective orthodontic treatment for his patients.
- Waterloo-Wellington Dental Society
- Ontario Dental Association
- Canadian Dental Association
- Toronto Orthodontic Club (past president)
- Ontario Association of Orthodontists (past president)
- Canadian Association of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- The International College of Dentists (fellow)
- The American College of Dentists (fellow)
- The Pierre Fauchard Academy of Canada (fellow)
- Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists
Outside the Office
Dr. White and his wife Kathy have lived in and around Guelph for more than 35 years. They have two children, Katherine and Sean, and two dogs, Miles and Violet. Katherine has an MSc degree in astrophysics and works with computers.
Their son Sean is married to Shruti, and they are both dentists. They have a young daughter named Sonia. Sean is a graduate student in orthodontics and plans to join his father’s practice when he finishes his residency.
In his free time, Dr. White works outdoors on his rural property and likes riding his bike. In winter, he still likes to get outdoors and later sit by the fire in the evening. On holidays, he enjoys swimming, sailing, and relaxing with a book by the dock.
A Focus on Community
Dr. White and Kathy have sponsored the Guelph Humane Society Gala and donated to their new headquarters that benefits our four-legged and winged friends. They were founding members of an environmental NGO that is still going strong and they support a number of charities.