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Dr. Eric Luks

Dr. Eric Luks is the senior practicing orthodontist at Luks Orthodontics. He is the legacy and fine reputation behind the name. Dr. Eric Luks is an Estonian immigrant who moved to Canada as a young boy with his family. He attended Northview Heights Collegiate and graduated in 1960. He attended the University of Toronto and graduated in 1965 from the Faculty of Dentistry with honors after accepting several academic awards. He then practiced general dentistry in Ottawa for one year between 1965-1966 as it was a requirement at the time for entry into a graduate program.

From 1966-1968, Dr. Eric Luks attended the Graduate Department of Orthodontics at the University of Toronto and graduated with a Diploma in Orthodontics in 1968. Following this, he undertook research in growth and development and graduated with a Master of Science in Dentistry in 1969.

Dr. Luks developed the surgical-orthodontic program for the Graduate Department of Orthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto and continued as a lecturer and clinical instructor from 1968 to 1983.

Dr. Luks engaged in the private practice of orthodontics in Toronto in 1969 and continues today to practice on a part-time basis in our Toronto practice and Port Carling location.

Over the course of Dr. Luks' career, he has been actively involved in organized dentistry and served as President to many dental and orthodontic associations including: the Ontario Association of Orthodontists (1972-1973), the Toronto Orthodontic Club (1975-1976), the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists (1982-1983), and P.G. Anderson Study Group (2001-2003). Dr. Luks has received many awards and honors but the most meaningful of these was "Alumnus of Distinction" from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Luks also has a keen interest in the role of Ontario's dental licensing board, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (R.C.D.S.O.). This body serves to guide the dental profession, protect the public and negotiate mandates with the government. Dr. Luks has served at the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario for 20 years, representing the North Toronto District (1979-1983, 1987-1991, 2008-2012) and Muskoka-Simcoe District (1997-2004). From 2001-2003, he also served as its President.

Although Dr. Luks officially retired from orthodontics in 2013, he manages to stay busier than ever.

Dr. Luks has many accomplishments to his name, he is most proud of those of his three children; Virginia, an orthodontist, Andrew, a dentist and Vanessa, a respirologist.