Meet Dr. Richard Fernandes

A Passion for Healthy Smiles for My Patients

Orthodontics can make a world of difference in a person’s life. My profession is my passion: I help people develop healthy, straight teeth and beautiful smiles. This both decreases the likelihood of oral health issues in the future and increases their self-esteem and confidence.

Each patient is important to me: I want to know the details of their life, and hear about their most recent adventures and successes. I want them to tell me what bothers them about their smile, and any concerns they might have about treatment, so we can work together to find their right care solutions. Most of all, I want my patients to know that they’ll always be treated with respect and professionalism while they’re in my office. My team and I are here to help each person achieve their smile goals in a comfortable, timely, and affordable manner.

Education and Continuing Education

I believe there is always something new to learn in orthodontics. Changes in treatments, new technology, materials, and approach are constantly being becoming available. My staff and I are involved in a number of study clubs and professional organizations. We also attend local, national, and international meetings and conferences in order to stay abreast of these developments. This ensures our patients have access to the most current treatments and the best orthodontic experience.

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Association of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Ontario Association of Orthodontists
  • Royal College of Dentists of Canada
  • Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

Personal Life

I was born in Montreal, Quebec, but have resided in the Toronto area my entire life. I attended the University of Toronto where I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in 2000 as well as completed a Bachelor of Education degree in 2001. When I’m not seeing patients or studying about changes in orthodontic care, I like to keep busy. My favorite pastimes include skiing and soccer, travelling, and cooking.