Introducing Dr. Werbitt to TGO Orthodontics
At TGO Orthodontics, we pride ourselves in providing excellent orthodontic care in a friendly environment while offering a personalized service to our patients. As many of you are aware, this past year we went through an important transformation: the relocation to a new clinic to ensure our continued ability to offer the highest quality of service in a modern, cutting-edge facility. As we continue to strive to deliver excellent orthodontic care to our patients, we are very happy to announce the addition of a new member to our team, Dr. Jonathan Werbitt.
One of the reasons we asked Dr. Werbitt to join TGO Orthodontics was to continue to ensure that our patients have access to the highest standard of care. To do so, we needed to find the right fit for a skilled orthodontist to join our team at TGO. We were looking for someone with experience, professionalism, innovation, and a history of team collaboration on complex cases, Dr. Jonathan Werbitt fit the bill to a tee.
Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Werbitt and tell a bit of his story, both professionally and personally.
Dr. Jonathan Werbitt, D.M.D, MSD, Dip. Ortho, F.R.C.D. (C)
Dr. Jonathan Werbitt received his M.Sc. in Dentistry from Boston University (Specialty in Orthodontics). Prior to his M.Sc., Dr. Werbitt received his D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree from McGill University. He is a member of the Quebec, Canadian and American Association of Orthodontists, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Dr. Werbitt could have gone to any number of clinics when seeking new opportunities and challenges, but the decision as to why he joined TGO is best told in his own words: “After being privy to a number of orthodontic practices in the U.S and Canada, TGO was the one practice that had all the components that I was looking for. They have a fantastic and friendly team, offering their patients individualized treatment with a very personalized approach. TGO also uses the latest technology and treatments, not to mention all within one of the nicest clinics in Montreal.”
Choosing orthodontics as a specialization
Coming from a family of dentists, Dr. Werbitt’s father, Marvin, who is now retired, and his older brother Jeremy, are both Periodontists, making the path to becoming a dentist a natural one. From a young age he saw how patients would express extreme gratitude towards his father for the work he had done on them. Once it came to deciding on the specialty to follow, Dr. Werbitt describes his decision to become an orthodontist as follows “a smile can really make or break somebody’s confidence. It is the first thing you notice when someone walks into a room, and it truly gives me so much joy to give somebody back their confidence!”
Procedures and preferences
All orthodontic procedures are working towards the same final result: improving on a smile, be they for cosmetic and/or oral health reasons. However, Dr. Werbitt says that the procedures that have the most impact and effect on a patient’s smile, and the one he is most passionate about, are those involving the use of both orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. Orthognathic surgery (otherwise known as corrective jaw surgery) is a dental surgery that combines both orthodontics and jaw surgery to correct complex orthodontic problems and requires a large amount of planning and collaboration amongst dental specialists.
Beyond the professional life
Dr. Werbitt is very active, participating regularly in golf, softball, tennis, running and yoga. Like all of us, he also enjoys simply relaxing with family and friends. His passion for orthodontics shines through even during his downtime, as he teaches it at the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. Additionally, he also lectures once a year at Boston University in the field of Growth and Development to third year dental students.
“As a native Montrealer, I love watching hockey and I’m a huge fan of The Canadiens. During my three-year specialty program in Boston, my love for the Canadiens brought me lots of attention from Bruins fans…”