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History

In 1969, Dr. Eric Luks opened his orthodontic practice at Yonge and Davisville in the Medical Arts Building. Eight years later, as the practice had expanded, he had outgrown his space and sought to lease a larger one. As nothing was available in his current building, he investigated other options, finally deciding on a new building at Yonge and Lawrence. He had his choice of suites at the time and very thoughtfully chose a corner suite two long hallways away from the elevators so that patients arriving for appointments in the winter would have to travel both, dropping the majority of snow and salt from their boots before arriving at his practice.

In 1996, Dr. Eric Luks opened a small satellite orthodontic practice in Port Carling in the Muskoka area. This practice has its location in the enclosed front porch of a historic home and serves the local area year round. During the summer months, many of our Toronto patients, as well as non-patient emergencies, attend at this location for appointments.

In 1997, Dr. Virginia Luks, Dr. Eric Luks' eldest daughter joined our practice. The doctors practiced side-by-side for a number years working to develop consistent care between them for their patients. Much to their surprise this came very naturally despite their being separated by two generations and Dr. Eric Luks having studied at the University of Toronto and Dr. Virginia Luks in the United States. Their techniques and philosophies about patient treatment were seamless. We cannot say for sure but we think it's in the genes!

To date, over 10,000 patients have had their orthodontic treatments completed at our practice. The practice has been owned and operated by Dr. Virginia Luks since 2003, and she is the sole practicing orthodontist as Dr. Eric Luks retired from orthodontics in 2013.

On March 22, 2017, after 40 years Luks Orthodontics proudly opened the doors to a brand new office in a brand new location! Located just 2 minute South of the Yonge-Lawrence subway, we continue to proudly serve the Yonge-Lawrence neighborhood and its surrounding Toronto area. Look for us at 3016 Yonge Street.