Meet Shane Black, DDS, Dip. Ortho, FRCD(C)
Being an orthodontist is an amazing career. I love that I get to interact with people of all ages and to give each the confidence to smile! It is deeply rewarding to get to know our patients personally, and to see how they gain confidence. By the time treatment is finished, patients have improved oral health, stronger self-esteem, and a smile they truly love!
I grew up in Toronto and knew I wanted to be an orthodontist when I got my first retainer – when I was nine years old!
I attended the University of Toronto, where I obtained my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1998. This was followed by an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry/Eastman Department of Dentistry. Continuing my education, I then attended Boston University, completing an Advanced Graduate Study in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. I have practiced orthodontics since 2001.
Staying up-to-date on the latest innovations and technology in orthodontics is core to my commitment to patients. They deserve the best treatment experience and results! Each year I complete many hours of continuing education, through my active membership in the:
- Royal College of Dental Surgeon of Ontario
- Royal College of Dentists of Canada
- Ontario Association of Orthodontists
- Ontario Dental Association
Outside the office, much of my time is spent with my family. My wife, Dr. Riva Black, who is an Oral Pathologist, was my high school sweetheart. We have four children, ranging from middle school to university age. We are all athletic and love spending time together, whether we’re training or just hanging out!