Viran Toor, BDS, DDS, MDSc
Viran, as he is known to his staff and adult patients, obtained his dental degree in India where he was awarded a gold medal from the President of the country after being declared the best graduate. He immigrated to Edmonton, Canada and with a M.H. Garvin scholarship, was awarded his DDS in 1974. The first six years of his dental career were limited to treating children and teaching at the University of Alberta.
From one of his continuing education courses in orthodontics, Dr. Toor realized the changes that could be made to a growing face. He then applied and was accepted into a three year Master’s degree program at the University of Connecticut. Here, he received the Unitek award for the best graduate in the clinical and research part of the program. For the next 14 years he practiced orthodontics in the Toronto area, but his heart was set on Lake Huron, which is famous for the second best sunsets in the world. He now calls Port Elgin his home, where he has had an exclusive practice in orthodontics since 2001.
Dr. Toor has taught numerous continuing education seminars to both dentists and orthodontists. A major part of this education involved certifying dentists in the use of Invisalign® in their practices for simple cases. Invisalign has become a big part of Dr. Toor’s practice and he continues to treat more challenging cases that once could only be treated by conventional braces.
Dr. Toor lives life to the fullest and is constantly looking for new challenges. He practices yoga every morning, writes songs, and travels the world on his motorcycle. He also recently earned his pilot’s license. Dr. Toor loves to play golf and enjoys the companionship of his wife of 37 years, Amrit. They have two grown children, Yasmine and Zorav, and a little cotton puppy, Fonzie, who in his earlier years was the office mascot. He also has two beautiful grandchildren who lovingly call him "Nanu"