Dr. Larry Hoffman
Larry graduated in 1970 from The University of Toronto. After associating with 3 different dentists in the Toronto area, Larry and his wife Carol moved to Commanda in 1976 and opened a small 2 room 2 employee dental practice in Callander. 30 years later the practice grew to 7 chairs and 15 employees. He sold this practice 10 years ago and has worked for 3 different dentists in the North Bay area since.
After all of his years practising dentistry, at the urging of his patients and team, Larry decided to open Gateway Dental. He saw an opportunity to surround himself with an exceptional team in an ideal facility that would represent the care and service they would provide.
Larry loves dentistry and has taken many continuing education courses over the years. On Nov. 11, 2016 he spent 6 hours learning the latest treatment and prevention of dental decay. (You’re never too old to review the basics).
Larry has spent 40 years studying stress and stress management, especially as it applies to dentistry. He has been meditating for 45 years. He is a master practitioner and trainer in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), an instructor in Taoist Tai Chi, which he has practised daily for 30 years, and a trainer and instructor for Dental Boot Kamp. He has lectured locally and internationally on stress and dentistry. He has taken courses on healing touch (Reiki, Quantum Touch) and has worked with chiropractors, healers and shamans in many personal growth courses.
Larry served on the Board of the Ontario Society for Preventive Dentistry (OSPD), Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and is past president of the Commanda Community Centre Board of Directors (CCC).
Larry and Carol still live in Commanda and he still heats his house with wood that he cuts and splits by hand. In the summer Larry loves gardening and landscaping, although he will admit that he’s a little obsessive about his potatoes! Larry is very excited about this new chapter in his life and a chance to practice ‘dental care the way it’s meant to be!!’