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Introducing Dr. Werbitt to TGO Orthodontics

Posted by TGO Team, August 24th, 2016

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At TGO Orthodontics, we pride ourselves in providing excellent orthodontic care in a friendly environment while offering a personalized service to our patients. As many of you are aware, this past year we went through an important transformation: the relocation to a new clinic to ensure our continued ability to offer the highest quality of service in a modern, cutting-edge facility. As we continue to strive to deliver excellent orthodontic care to our patients, we are very happy to announce the addition of a new member to our team, Dr. Jonathan Werbitt.

One of the reasons we asked Dr. Werbitt to join TGO Orthodontics was to continue to ensure that our patients have access to the highest standard of care. To do so, we needed to find the right fit for a skilled orthodontist to join our team at TGO. We were looking for someone with experience, professionalism, innovation, and a history of team collaboration on complex cases, Dr. Jonathan Werbitt fit the bill to a tee.

Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Werbitt and tell a bit of his story, both professionally and personally.

Dr. Jonathan Werbitt, D.M.D, MSD, Dip. Ortho, F.R.C.D. (C)

Dr. Jonathan Werbitt received his M.Sc. in Dentistry from Boston University (Specialty in Orthodontics). Prior to his M.Sc., Dr. Werbitt received his D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree from McGill University. He is a member of the Quebec, Canadian and American Association of Orthodontists, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Why TGO

Dr. Werbitt could have gone to any number of clinics when seeking new opportunities and challenges, but the decision as to why he joined TGO is best told in his own words: “After being privy to a number of orthodontic practices in the U.S and Canada, TGO was the one practice that had all the components that I was looking for. They have a fantastic and friendly team, offering their patients individualized treatment with a very personalized approach. TGO also uses the latest technology and treatments, not to mention all within one of the nicest clinics in Montreal.”

Choosing orthodontics as a specialization

Coming from a family of dentists, Dr. Werbitt’s father, Marvin, who is now retired, and his older brother Jeremy, are both Periodontists, making the path to becoming a dentist a natural one. From a young age he saw how patients would express extreme gratitude towards his father for the work he had done on them. Once it came to deciding on the specialty to follow, Dr. Werbitt describes his decision to become an orthodontist as follows “a smile can really make or break somebody’s confidence. It is the first thing you notice when someone walks into a room, and it truly gives me so much joy to give somebody back their confidence!”

“As a native Montrealer, I love watching hockey and I’m a huge fan of The Canadiens.  During my three-year specialty program in Boston, my love for the Canadiens brought me lots of attention from Bruins fans…”

Procedures and preferences

All orthodontic procedures are working towards the same final result: improving on a smile, be they for cosmetic and/or oral health reasons. However, Dr. Werbitt says that the procedures that have the most impact and effect on a patient’s smile, and the one he is most passionate about, are those involving the use of both orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. Orthognathic surgery (otherwise known as corrective jaw surgery) is a dental surgery that combines both orthodontics and jaw surgery to correct complex orthodontic problems and requires a large amount of planning and collaboration amongst dental specialists.

Beyond the professional life

Dr. Werbitt is very active, participating regularly in golf, softball, tennis, running and yoga. Like all of us, he also enjoys simply relaxing with family and friends. His passion for orthodontics shines through even during his downtime, as he teaches it at the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. Additionally, he also lectures once a year at Boston University  in the field of Growth and Development to third year dental students.

“As a native Montrealer, I love watching hockey and I’m a huge fan of The Canadiens.  During my three-year specialty program in Boston, my love for the Canadiens brought me lots of attention from Bruins fans…”


Dancing With The Docs

Posted by TGO, May 23rd, 2013

Dancing With The Docs

On April 13 2013 Dr Giambattistini participated in Dancing with the Docs, benefitting the MUHC. This whirl wind endeavour began when celebrity Mosé Persico thought she’d make the perfect candidate for this dance contest in which 10 MUHC doctors would partake. Unbeknownst to Mr. Persico is the fact that Dr Giambattistini….well let’s just say her movement was not quite fluid with the music…ok she had never danced. However, she said yes but the reality of her yes became more and more stark as the time to dance approached. In true Dr Giambattistini fashion, determination took over and so did training time with Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Dr Giambattistini came in 3rd out of 10…….a fabulous time was had by all…….with almost 900 people in attendance…a truly unforgettable and rewarding experience for us all at TGO Orthodontics.


Brewery Mission

Posted by TGO, May 23rd, 2013

Mission Old Brewery

For a second year in a row now, all of us at TGO Orthodontics decided to dedicate our time to the OLD BREWERY MISSION. Many organizations are in need, but we felt as Montrealers we know how very cold it can be …… in January 2013, we decided to host a cocktail evening for our friends and colleagues. The entry fee was pillows and blankets that the Mission was in dire need of. We collected over 50 blankets and pillows. Also, TGO Orthodontics donated its out of date computers to the MISSION that they wholeheartedly appreciated.


Sarah Cook Foundation

Posted by TGO, May 23rd, 2013

Fondation Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook is a lovely young lady who came into our practice in 2001 when she was 9 years old. She battled cancer at that very tender age. She has been in remission since and has started the SARAH COOK Fund together with her parents. TGO has supported her cause ever since. In November of every year TEAM TGO participates in her SPLASH ‘N DASH event. Stay tuned for this year’s team that will be doing the relay!