In The News

Read about recent announcements from Canadian Orthodontic Partners and our network of Orthodontic clinics across Canada.

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Canadian Orthodontic Partners appoints Michael Willmott as Chief Financial Officer, announces its Doctor Advisory Council Members and Senior  Leadership Team

January 4, 2024

Canada’s orthodontics leader announces the appointment of Michael Willmott as CFO, completing the formation of its Senior Leadership Team and Doctor Advisory Council.

docbraces launches programs to help Canadians and employees smile more in 2024

December 19, 2023

Canada’s largest orthodontic network celebrates the new year with new payment options, a partnership for youth mental health and new employee wellbeing initiatives

The future of orthodontics, and docbraces, in Nova Scotia – something to smile about

November 28, 2023

docbraces, Canada’s leading orthodontics clinics network, announces today the addition of new orthodontists to lead four of its established clinics in Nova Scotia. The additions help docbraces secure its presence in the province, where the brand was founded in 2016. The newly graduated orthodontists who have joined local docbraces clinics include Dr. Nidusha Ranaweera at Bedford Orthodontics, Dr. Hussein Haji at docbraces Truro and docbraces Hatheway Yarmouth, Dr. Sidney Mugford at Metro Orthodontic Specialists in Halifax and Dr. Nafisa Molla at docbraces Halifax and docbraces Dartmouth.

Canadian Orthodontic Partners (docbraces) announces appointment of George Jeffrey as CEO, and formation of its Doctor Advisory Council

October 31, 2023

Canadian Orthodontic Partners (COP), Canada’s leading orthodontics provider and the company behind the growing docbraces clinics network, announces today the arrival of George Jeffrey as its new CEO and the formation of its Doctor Advisory Council (DAC). In post since September, Mr. Jeffrey joins Dr. Robert Hatheway, Chief Clinical Officer at COP and at Docbraces-Hatheway in New Brunswick as co-chair of the council.

Welcome Bedford Orthodontics and Metro Orthodontic Specialists!

March 24, 2022

We are excited to welcome Dr. Magda Barnard, Dr. Laura Greig and their teams to the COP network!  Bedford Orthodontics (Bedford, Nova Scotia) and Metro Orthodontic Specialists (Halifax, Nova Scotia) join the network and further our commitment to excellence in patient care across the Maritimes.

Welcome Delta Orthodontic Group to the Canadian Orthodontic Partners Network

January 20, 2022

We are excited to welcome our newest teammates and clinic to the COP network!  Delta Orthodontic Group has been a strong part of the Delta, BC community since 1984. Founded by Dr. Duncan Higgins, this team of orthodontic experts has been providing beautiful, confident smiles to the community for nearly 40 years! 

Canadian Orthodontic Partners and their 65+ clinics continue to deliver orthodontic expertise and patient excellence to local communities across the country.

January 12, 2022

Canadian Orthodontic Partners (COP) and docbraces orthodontic clinics have many reasons to smile heading into the New Year. 2021 was another banner year for the company, having added 12 new partner clinics and nearly 30 doctors to the network. With more than 65 clinics, COP continues to deliver orthodontic expertise and patient excellence to local communities across the country. What’s more, there are 45,000 Canadians who have put their trust in COP’s Orthodontists and teams to deliver them a beautiful, confident smile! 

COP Spotlight: The Doctors at Align Orthodontics

August 19, 2021

Recently, Canadian Orthodontic Partners announced its new partnership with Align Orthodontics' clinics in Edmonton and Sherwood Park, AB, along with Orthodontists Dr. Paul Major, Dr. Karen Hesse, and Dr. Brian Nebbe, as well as their team of clinical professionals.

We had the opportunity to sit down with the doctors for a Q&A to get to know this team a little better.

Continuing our expansion in the Ontario orthodontic market, Canadian Orthodontic Partners are proud to welcome Ancaster Orthodontics, along with doctor Melissa Sander and her clinical team.  

August 5, 2021

A true community leader, Dr. Sander and her team of orthodontic experts have been voted Best Orthodontic Office in the area for five years running, and her clinical strength fits well within our brand. Serving the communities of Hamilton, Ancaster and Brantford, the team prides itself on community involvement and giving back to those around them.

Today we are so excited to welcome a new addition to the Canadian Orthodontic Partners Doctor Leadership Team: Dr. Leagh Harfield will expand his role within our network as Regional Director, Doctor Development for Western Canada

August 4, 2021

In addition to creating beautiful smiles for our patients, Dr. Harfield will provide mentorship and onboarding support to newer COP doctors, as well as strategic direction to our clinics in the western region, focusing on honing and maintaining excellence in patient experiences and service quality.

With an eye on the future and the vision to be the icon of orthodontics in North America, Canadian Orthodontic Partners (COP) is proud to welcome Berco & DeLuca Orthodontics.

July 27, 2021

Milton, a commuter community located 50 km northwest of Toronto, has seen substantial population growth over the past decade — growing at a rate of close to 20% per year. Dr. Mauricio Berco and Dr. Stephelynn DeLuca have invested in the local community, bringing their expertise and a warm, friendly, neighbourhood approach to delivering beautiful smiles to the residents of Milton.

Community and Learning at the Heart of Partnership Between Ritebite and Canadian Orthodontic Partners

May 20, 2021

RiteBite Orthodontics is the newest addition to the Canadian Orthodontic Partners (COP) family of clinics. A family-focused network itself, RiteBite has eight homegrown offices throughout Southwestern Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area: Brampton, Cambridge, Kitchener, Listowel, Mississauga, Oakville, Sarnia, and Waterloo.

Alberta’s Align Orthodontics Joins Canadian Orthodontic Partners’ Peer Network

May 12, 2021

Canadian Orthodontic Partners (COP) has announced its new partnership with Align Orthodontics’ clinics in Edmonton and Sherwood Park, Alberta, along with orthodontists Dr. Paul Major, Dr. Karen Hesse, and Dr. Brian Nebbe, as well as their team of clinical professionals.

Canadian Orthodontic Partners Receives Growth Investment from Pamlico Capital

April 14, 2021

Pamlico Capital (“Pamlico”) announced that it has completed a growth investment in Canadian Orthodontic Partners (“COP”) alongside current shareholders.

Gearing Up for Our Annual Doctor Conference

April 14, 2021

Each year, our orthodontists from across Canada join together for a weekend of continuing education and connection. We are excitedly gearing up for our Annual Doctor Conference later this month!

Canadian Orthodontic Partners grows through kindred clinic partnerships

February 3 2021

 Canadian Orthodontic Partners (COP) continued its growth journey in 2020, forging collaborative new partnerships with several clinics across Canada. COP teams are aligned in their focus on the provision of the best support and infrastructure to meet the individual needs of each member clinic, especially as it relates to care for patients and a continued commitment to give back to the communities in which they operate.

Welcome Grand River Orthodontics to the COP Network

December 3, 2020

Canadian Orthodontic Partners is pleased to announce its new partnership with Grand River Orthodontics. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Greg Dugas and his team to our family of clinics!

Ocean Orthodontics Joins Canadian Orthodontic Partners' National Network

November 25, 2020

Canadian Orthodontic Partners (COP) has announced its new partnership with Ocean Orthodontics, and Dr. Brent Douglas. The new Partner will join COP's network of 51 member clinics across the country.

docbraces launches Homeroom Hero campaign to support Canada's classrooms

September 29, 2020

Back-to-school season feels different this year. Whether students are in classrooms full-time or partially, Canadian Orthodontic Partners and its docbraces member clinics across Canada want to make the transition a little easier. With this in mind, the Homeroom Hero campaign is offering patients and members of the surrounding communities the opportunity to receive kits containing protective face coverings and hand sanitizer to share with their schools.

Congratulations Dr. Vandersluis, Recipient of the Thomas M. Graber Award

June 19, 2020

We are so excited to congratulate Dr. Yona R. Vandersluis for receiving the American Association of Orthodontics' (AAO) 2020 Thomas M. Graber Award of Special Merit for her thesis paper, titled “Comparison of dental outcomes in patients with nonsyndromic complete unilateral cleft lip and palate who receive secondary alveolar bone grafting before or after emergence of the permanent maxillary canine” (Vandersluis et al, 2020). The paper was published last month in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO); the most respected peer-reviewed orthodontic journal worldwide.

Canadian Orthodontic Partners continues growth through partnerships following brand unification

January 15, 2020

The Canadian Orthodontic Partners (COP) team has created many reasons to smile in 2020: a complete brand unification, a growing national partner network, and a continued commitment to give back to the communities they serve, to name a few. In late 2018 and 2019, COP affiliated with 20 new independent partners across Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia.

We create beautiful smiles for confident, brighter futures.

A smile says a lot! Canadian Orthodontic Partners is the support services company for docbraces, a national network of orthodontic practices. As Canada’s leading orthodontic experts, we are committed to providing dependable, personalized treatment so every one of our patients can truly enjoy all of life’s moments with a confident smile.

Our Values

Trust. Learning. Confidence. Community.
Our Vision and Purpose are to become the icon of orthodontic excellence in Canada by building self-esteem, one beautiful smile at a time.

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