Photo of Dr. Wayne Wright
46 years experience


Uptown Guelph Dental
27 Woodlawn Road West
Guelph, Ontario
Tue 7:30 am - 7:00 pm  
Wed 7:30 am - 7:00 pm  
Thu 7:30 am - 6:00 pm  


I have always enjoyed working with my hands. Art was a favorite subject at a very early age. By the time I was in grade 11, I decided I would like to pursue Dentistry as a career. I enjoyed the science subjects in high school and I felt that the medical sciences would continue to hold my interest. I knew that Dentistry would allow me to use my artistic skills and allow me to have a career where I could continually learn and help people. After graduating from Southwood High School in Cambridge, Ontario, I went to the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, for two years, taking an honors Biology course. I was fortunate enough to be accepted at Western and the University of Toronto to study Dentistry. I chose to take my dentistry at the University of Toronto and graduated in 1975. After graduating from the University of Toronto, I set up my practice with a classmate and practiced at the corner of Speedvale and Edinburgh in Guelph. During the time at this office I enjoyed taking continuing education courses. I had developed an interest in helping patients with temporomandibular joint problems. This required advanced courses in occlusion with Dr. Rudy Slavic for a four-year period of study at the Gamma Institute in Rochester, New York, between 1982 and 1986. Following those courses, I continued my occlusion studies with Dr. Martin Mai of Austria between 1987 and 1989. This was the study of functional geometry in occlusion, using axiography for the reconstruction of the dentition. These courses in occlusion taught me that I needed the skills of diagnosing orthodontic problems to help my patients achieve a perfect occlusion. So, after two-years at the Canadian Straight Wire Institute, I completed the course in 1985.

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  • Reviewed on March 12th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Very thorough! Very kind and I am looking forward to working on my smile with Dr Wright! He had a thorough look at all of my teeth and went over my treatment plan as well as explain why everything had to be done the way he was going to be doing it.
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