Jonathan attended the University of Guelph and received a B.Sc. in Biomedical Science, before being accepted to the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. During his years in dental school, he participated in outreach programs and had his research in the area of public health and dentistry published in academic journals.
Following a rewarding two years as a general dentist in Hamilton, Jonathan was accepted to the Graduate Orthodontic program at the University of Toronto — a specialized three-year degree that includes a research and thesis element for which Jonathan won several awards. In 2006, he received an M.Sc. in Orthodontics and his Fellowship in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Jonathan was then fortunate to be offered a position as a staff orthodontist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, where he worked for four years caring for children with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial disorders. He continues to collaborate with the Sick Kids team in his private practice.
After settling in the Burlington area with his family 12 years ago, Jonathan established Britton Orthodontics in north Burlington in January 2007. Over the past decade, he has enjoyed the process of becoming established in the Burlington community and getting to know its families.
Jonathan lectures to dental students, dental hygienists and assistants and provides dental health seminars in elementary schools throughout Halton region. He currently holds memberships with the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, the Ontario Dental Association, and the Burlington Dental Academy.
Outside of his practice, Jonathan keeps himself (very) busy raising his four young children with his wife Louise - a freelance journalist.