Greg Hergott, D.D.S., PhD., Dip. Ortho
“It is an honor and privilege to become involved in the lives of my patients. I get to know people on a personal level and make a difference in their life. Seeing them on a monthly basis allows me to really connect with them and there is truly no better feeling than seeing that beautiful, big smile the day the braces come off! I love that I am always finding out new things about their lives and interests. On a daily basis, my patients teach me about current events and what’s happening in the community.
“I have been practicing orthodontics since 1989 in a variety of locations in the GTA. During that time, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with other orthodontists and learn from them. I was originally inspired to enter the profession by my own orthodontist, Dr. Donald Woodside, who has recently passed away. Dr. Woodside was almost certainly the most widely recognized and highly regarded orthodontist in Canada. I was fortunate to be selected to work with him as a summer research student during my undergraduate dental education, as well as study under him at the University of Toronto.” – Dr. Greg Hergott
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto – presented with 12 awards and scholarships
- General Practice Residency, Miami Children’s Hospital
- Orthodontic Diploma, University of Toronto
- Ph.D. in Cell Biology, University of Toronto – recipient of the MRC Dental Fellowship
Each year, Dr. Hergott participates in continuing education programmes through international orthodontic associations and study groups. This ensures he remains informed of the latest technologies, methodologies, and materials so he can provide his patients with the strongest treatments and treatment options. Previously, Dr. Hergott served as a clinical instructor for both the undergraduate and graduate orthodontic programmes at the University of Toronto.
- Canadian Association of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Ontario Association of Orthodontists
- Canadian Dental Association
- Ontario Dental Association
Dr. Hergott grew up in the West end of Toronto, but held a wide variety of summer jobs that took him throughout the country. He now resides in Markham with his wife, Susan. The couple has two children, one doing research at Sick Kids Hospital and the other is a firefighter in southern Ontario. In his personal life, Dr. Hergott is very family-oriented and his favourite thing is to spend time with his wife and children. He and Susan spend time reading, watching movies, and listening to music. They also love being outdoors, and enjoy skiing and hiking. Dr. Hergott is currently working on his family tree and devoting time to improving his photography skills.