Chatham Orthodontics  Dr. Terilyn McHugh and Dr. Crystal Riley

Meet Dr. McHugh

Terilyn McHugh, DDS, Cert Ortho, F.R.C.D.

Dr. McHugh is a certified specialist in orthodontics with a practice limited to orthodontics. She has always been passionate about orthodontics, and her focus is to make her patient's orthodontic care a positive and rewarding experience.

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. McHugh graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She continued her studies at the University of Toronto to graduate as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. McHugh then pursued a specialty graduate program at New York University in New York City to receive a Certificate in Orthodontics.

Dr. McHugh understands the importance of continuing education in order to stay current on the most up-to-date and technologically advanced trends and treatments in orthodontics. She spends a significant amount of time taking courses, attending study clubs, conferences, and continuing education seminars.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists
  • Ontario Dental Association
  • Ontario Association of Orthodontists
  • Canadian Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Kent County Dental Society, President 2015-2017
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honours Dental Society

Outside the Office

Dr. McHugh grew up in Lakeshore, Ontario and has worked in Chatham since becoming an orthodontist. She is fluent in French, having attended French elementary and secondary school. Dr. McHugh and her husband are blessed to have three active, young boys.  Outside the office, Dr. McHugh spends her free time with her family. Together, they enjoy travelling, countless hours of Lego building, soccer, hockey and all outdoor activities. Dr. McHugh is also passionate about photography.

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