We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Dr. Heather Ford
I am honoured to become a part of the prestigious Hibberd Orthodontics team.
I am a fully-trained Orthodontic Specialist, with a Master’s degree in Orthodontics and a Fellowship with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. I attended McMaster University and completed a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Biochemistry (Molecular Biology specialization). I subsequently went on to complete a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Toronto. I graduated from dental school ranked first in my class and was selected by the Dean to be awarded the esteemed Dean’s Gold medal, the highest achievement in the Doctor of Dental Surgery program. At this time I also received multiple awards in Orthodontics and Pediatric dentistry, which showcased my love and aptitude for Orthodontics and dentistry for children. I then worked as a general Dentist in the GTA, but my passion for orthodontics brought me back to the University of Toronto to pursue an additional three-year specialist’s degree, receiving the esteemed Masters of Science in Orthodontics and a Fellowship with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. In 2014, I also authored a research paper on orthodontic tooth movement that was published in the ‘Archives of Oral Biology’ Scientific Journal.
I am committed to continuing my education through participation in many professional associations, including the:
- Ontario Association of Orthodontists;
- Canadian Association of Orthodontists;
- American Association of Orthodontists;
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honours Society;
- University of Toronto Orthodontic Alumni Association;
- Royal College of Dentists of Canada
Like the Hibberd family, my family is extremely important to me. I have a wonderful husband (Rob), and two beautiful children (Charlotte and Will), who certainly keep us busy! I love spending time with my immediate and extended family.
Based in Mississauga, Ontario, I am also a retired member of Team Canada Synchronized Figure, Skating team, having competed as a competitive synchronized figure skater nationally and internationally. I also enjoy hiking, swimming, and vacationing with my family.
I truly enjoy working in the dental profession as well as all aspects of Orthodontics, especially getting to know patients and their families. I am committed to helping all patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles at any age.
Diane has a been a member of the Hibberd Orthodontics team for many years! She started with us as a co-op student and we are so lucky that she never left. Diane's smiling face is one you will often see. In addition to being an assistant at Hibberd Orthodontics, Diane is also in charge of helping our new patients understand their treatment options and plan for care. Diane loves sports and is a movie buff, and is a loving mother to son Wyatt.
When you come to Hibberd Orthodontics, Nancy's smiling face is probably one of the first you will see. In addition to being an assistant at Hibberd Orthodontics, Nancy is also in charge of helping our new patients transition into treatment smoothly and developing care plans that work for them. Nancy has been a dental assistant for 13 delightful years. Her smiling face and bubbly personality will greet you as you arrive to our office. Nancy is a big fanatic of Portuguese soccer but loves her hometown team, the Toronto Blue Jays! Nancy had a beautiful baby girl named Alessia in November and is currently on maternity leave, we are looking forward to welcoming her back later this year!
It has been a delight to be a part of Kimberly's education in dental health care. She joined us in 2004 as a receptionist, then became part of our staff of hygienists in 2009. Working on so many levels at our practice gave Kimberly a strong sense of our patient-focused values. In 2009, Kimberly married her husband, Lawrence. They have three adorable children, Aiden, Arianna, and Austin.
We were happy to bring Susan into our office family when she came out of the Sudbury Dental Hygiene Programme at Cambrian College in 1990. Susan has a very musical personality: she plays the flute and sings in her church choir. She is also a big sports fan and loves to travel.
Vanesa has been a part of our team since 1999. She graduated from the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene and brings her great education to our patients every day to help their smiles stay beautiful and healthy. Vanesa married her high school sweetheart and now they have two beautiful little girls Isabella and Alyssa. Vanesa likes to stay fit with yoga and she is a very skilled cook.
Kristen joined our team in January 2015, and brings great energy with her to the office every day. She graduated from George Brown College in 2004, and is a mentor for new graduates at the college of dental hygenists. Kristen has been married to her husband Philippe since 2010, she is passionate about travel, and has lived in many cities around the world.
Sofia has been working at Hibberd Orthodontics since 1989, so she is a real fixture here at the office. Over the years we have watched her family grow. She now has seven wonderful grandchildren. Sofia is one of the biggest fans of the Maple Leafs and she loves to cheer for her favorite soccer teams when the weather gets warmer.
Saba joined our team in March of 2014 and is an incredible addition to our team. She graduated from Everest College in 2013 as a level II assistant. Saba is passionate about cooking and traveling, and married her husband Rizwan in 2013.
Masooda is our office administrator. She does a great job of keeping everything at our practice in good working order. We appreciate her experience and professionalism. Masooda is very close with her family and she's always the person we go to for tips about the best restaurants around town.
Although you won't see Sandy in the office often, she has been a valuable member of our team since 1999. In December 2013, Sandy was the first member of Hibberd Orthodontics to officially retire. We are still having a hard time accepting this and manage to convince her to fill in in the office occassionally. She had a strong career at our practice, assisting patients with the financial aspects of their care to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Sandy has two children, and is enjoying spending more time with her grandchildren now that she is retired.
In September of 2015, Hibberd Orthodontics welcomed Shannon to the team as our operations manager, and we are thrilled to have her! She is a familiar face, as she is the daughter of Dr. Graeme Hibberd and sister of Dr. Christine Hibberd, and you may recognize her from many years ago when she worked as our receptionist. Shannon comes to us now with over 6 years of experience in sales, marketing and customer service, she has a Master’s degree in Commerce specializing in Marketing from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and a Bachelor of Arts with honours in Sociology and Psychology from Queen’s University in Kingston. Shannon met her husband Chris when they were students at Queen’s University. In 2014, they became adoring parents to their daughter Charlotte. Family is the most important thing to her, and she feels so fortunate and blessed to be able to work everyday with her family.
A self-professed “tech geek,” Dal is our very skilled lab assistant. He has a passion for the advanced systems we use in our office and loves having the opportunity to work with them every day. He also likes keeping up with the latest gaming technology on the market. Dal is married and the father of a happy little girl who definitely keeps him on his toes.
Tae joined the Hibberd Orthodontics team in 2014 as a lab assisstant. In his spare time he enjoys hot yoga, fixing cars, boxing and watching movies.