Meet The Doctors
With over 35 years of combined experience as orthodontic specialists in Saint John, Dr. Fraser and Dr. John are both proud to be “FROM NB…FOR NB”! This father and son team spent their earliest years in Miramichi, NB and during their training they have lived in and visited multiple cities across Canada and the United States. For both of our orthodontists however, there is no place like home! The choice to come back to Saint John was made easy by the Maritime hospitality that is unique to our beautiful region (and in particular the friendliness of Saint Johners)!
Dr. John Sherrard
Dr. John Sherrard graduated in 1999 from Kennebecasis Valley High School with the highest academic standing in his class. It was that year that he decided to set aside athletic interests and to pursue a career in orthodontics. Turns out…that was a good decision.
After attending Mount Allison University for two years, Dr. Sherrard finished his Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree at Dalhousie University. This is also where he attended dental school, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) in 2006. During dental school, he was the recipient of numerous academic awards, including those for the highest academic standing each year. After dental school he moved to Dallas, Texas where he earned his Masters of Science (MSc) and Orthodontic Specialty certificate (Cert. Ortho) at the highly regarded Baylor College of Dentistry in 2008. He then obtained his fellowship in Orthodontics with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCD(C)). He provides continuing education to dentists and dental staff and is a member of the NBDS, CDA, AAO, CAO and as he says “a bunch of other things that end with the letter O.”
When Dr. Sherrard is not straightening teeth, he is most likely spending time with his wife and two young daughters, watching an NCAA or NFL football game (if he can find it on the Canadian networks), or waiting for March Madness basketball. Being a gaming strategist, Dr. John welcomes a good card or board game challenge “as long as you don’t mind losing”. ☺
Dr. Fraser Sherrard
Dr. Fraser Sherrard grew up in rural Whitney, NB along the Northwest Miramichi river on a small hobby farm. Throughout his childhood, he developed a love for the river and fishing, while also learning how to work hard and stay out of trouble.
Dr. Sherrard received his Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, NB. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Dalhousie University, Dr. Fraser returned to the Miramichi to start a family dental practice. After serving his community for nine years, he changed his focus to orthodontics, and attended the University of Western Ontario in London, ON. He received a Masters of Clinical Dentistry (MClD) and Orthodontic Specialty certificate (Cert. Ortho), while also teaching undergraduate orthodontics. He moved back to New Brunswick, opening an orthodontic office in uptown Saint John. He later continued teaching undergraduate orthodontics at Dalhousie University and also successfully challenged the fellowship examination in Orthodontics with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCD(C)). He provides continuing education to dentists and dental staff and is a member of the NBDS, CDA, AAO, and CAO.
When Dr. Fraser is not practicing orthodontics, he can be found doing a variety of unique hobbies, from gardening and producing his own line of fermented foods (ask him for a sample of his sauerkraut or kefir) to hunting, fishing, deer tracking, dog training and much more. Just ask him what he’s up to lately and you’ll probably be surprised!
Drs. John and Fraser Sherrard were both certified in 2006 to provide Invisalign…a clear alternative to braces. They have since earned the official designation of Elite Invisalign Providers.
This indicates that Sherrard Orthodontics is in the top 5% of practices in North America who use Invisalign with both lifetime experience and volume per year being considered.
This is mainly due to advancements in Invisalign technologies that have allowed us to be able to treat increasingly complex cases (while still providing you with the quality results you expect from a ‘Sherrard smile’). Since nearly everyone at our office who is a candidate for braces is also a candidate for Invisalign, you have more choices to help you be confident in your smile. Sherrard Orthodontics does not ‘upcharge’ for Invisalign, so braces and Invisalign cost the same at our office.
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