On Being a Dentist
My path to becoming a dentist is not typical. I started my career as a chemist. I worked in various chemistry fields, and then decided to pursue higher education and enrolled in graduate studies. There, I had the opportunity to be part of a prominent research team understanding the development of bone and soft tissues. In fact, my thesis was on tooth development.
I then decided to pursue dentistry as my career, as it brought together all my education and previous work experience.
I am passionate about dentistry and truly enjoy my decision to enter the field. Today, I have the opportunity to share my time, knowledge, and experience as a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto School of Dentistry. — Dr. William Teo
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science – University of Waterloo, Ontario
- Master of Science – University of Toronto, Ontario
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan
In addition to being a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto School of Dentistry, Dr. Teo is involved in numerous continuing education (CE) courses. His main focus, currently, is on surgical and implant dentistry.
By remaining current on developments in the field, especially new treatments and emerging technologies, Dr. Teo is able to provide his patients with the best care options and experience. Throughout the year, he attends meetings, seminars, and lectures, and reads the latest research findings in order to stay abreast of the changes.
- Canadian Dental Association
- Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
- Ontario Dental Association
- International Team for Implantology
Dr. Teo grew up in Waterloo and now lives in Vaughan with his wife, Dr. Christine Cho. Away from the office, he enjoys keeping busy, whether he’s reading or watching movies, traveling, or tinkering with various projects.