MEET THE TEAM
Dr. Mark Gwartz
Dr. Mark Gwartz graduated from dental school at the University of Toronto in 1982. He was then appointed as a part-time instructor in dental anatomy at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Gwartz practiced all aspects of general dentistry in Burlington, Brampton and Toronto for nine years prior to deciding to return to graduate school for specialty training in Orthodontics in 1991. In 1993, Dr. Gwartz completed his Masters of Science in Dentistry degree and orthodontic residency at the St. Louis University – Center for Advanced Dental Education. His research involved comparing the accuracy of X-rays to ultrasound for the diagnosis of jaw abnormalities. After obtaining his specialty certificate, Dr. Gwartz moved to Oakville and joined the practice of Dr. Robert Hamilton in 1993 and Dr. Ronald Cross in 1995. Both of these respected orthodontists have since retired, and Dr. Gwartz is proud to have shared in their knowledge and experience.
Currently, Dr. Gwartz is an active member of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists and Ontario Association of Orthodontists, and is on staff at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. He served as President of the Ontario Association of Orthodontists in 2004, representing the interests of the providers and consumers of orthodontic care in the province of Ontario. He is a board eligible member of the American Association of Orthodontists and is a charter member of the World Federation of Orthodontists.
Dr. Gwartz has been married to Florence since 1981 and they have three children: Harry, Steven and Brianne. He is a private pilot and is certified to fly seaplanes as well. In his spare time, Dr. Gwartz enjoys boating, fishing, playing guitar, movies and woodworking.
Dr. Andy Ho
Dr. Andy Ho graduated dental school from the University of Toronto and then moved to New York City where he completed a residency at the prestigious New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell, providing dental treatment to medically compromised patients. He then became Chief Resident at Montefiore Medical Centre with a focus on orthodontics. He subsequently returned to Canada and went on to train and specialize in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Manitoba.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Association of the Orthodontists and the American Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Ho believes that a beautiful and healthy smile can make a world of difference for many people. His goal is to practice orthodontics that provides patients with outstanding quality of care while implementing proven and effective orthodontic treatment methods.