Dr. Joel Schacher is a native of Toronto. He completed both his undergraduate and dental training at the University of Toronto obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree in 1977. He spent 1978 as a General Dental Resident at the Hamilton General Hospital before entering the Orthodontic Speciality Programme at Eastman Dental Centre in Rochester, New York. Dr. Schacher received his Orthodontic Specialty Certification in 1980.