Missing bands, loose brackets, protruding wires, gum irritation… while you won’t need to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance for these emergencies, they can still be incredibly painful and require immediate, prompt care. If a bracket pops off in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon, it’s easy to head straight to your orthodontist… Read More»
Orthodontist at Docbraces’ Charlottetown Practice
Dr. Porter is now retired. Docbraces is pleased to say that Dr. Arora has taken on Dr. Porter’s position with the Charlottetown Smile Team. Learn more about Dr. Arora today!
Before Dr. Porter was the very first orthodontist on Prince Edward Island, he received his B.Sc. from Mount Allison University, and then his dental training at Dalhousie University’s Dental School. When he completed his DDS, he began practicing with the Prince Edward Island Children’s Dental Program. During this time, he travelled in a mobile dental clinic to schools on the western side of the Island, which fostered his love for the province.
He then trained in orthodontics at the University of Manitoba. He returned to PEI to practice orthodontics shortly after during which time he was also teaching at the Dalhousie University Dental School and working at the IWK Children’s Hospital in the Cleft Palate Clinic as an orthodontic consultant. A few years later, he decided to concentrate on orthodontics full-time.
Dr. Porter’s specialization and on-going focus in his continuing education is on malocclusions and dental-facial abnormalities. His expertise has allowed him to work closely with a range of oral surgeons, dentists, paediatricians, and plastic surgeons, many of whom now refer cleft lip and palate patients to him. He’s well-known for making “Happy Smiling Faces” his life’s mission, recognizing the importance of taking a team approach when treating patients and loves to mentor young dentists and orthodontic specialists.
When he isn’t helping patients, he can be found enjoying some of his favourite hobbies like wine making and gardening, or passing time outside gardening or riding his Harley! He also loves spending time and travelling with his friends and family.