Meet the Orthodontist


“Orthodontics is the most privileged specialty in dentistry. There is nothing like the wonderful feeling you get when you create a beautiful, healthy smile that instantly increases a patient's self-esteem and confidence.

“I have always enjoyed working with my hands and building things, and now I am able to build beautiful smiles! I enjoy working in a friendly, gentle, relaxed, and fun dental environment, and this is exactly how my office functions every day! I have worked with children since my early teen years, enjoy developing relationships with people, and genuinely care about my patients. From start to finish, each patient is treated as if he or she were my own child, sibling, or parent. For me, orthodontics is fun!” – Dr. Steiman


Dr. Howard Steiman graduated with honours from the University of Toronto in 1984 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Biochemistry. He continued his education there, earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1988 and his diploma in Orthodontics in 1991. He wrote a clinical paper which was published in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics in 1996, and in 2005, Dr. Steiman received the Ontario Association of Orthodontists' Distinguished Service Award.  In 2012, Dr. Steiman was awarded a Fellowship in the American College of Dentists. Dr. Steiman received the Award of Merit from the Canadian Association of Orthodontics in 2017.

Affiliations and Experience

Dr. Steiman maintains a solo practice in Ajax, Ontario, and active membership with the following organizations:

  • Ontario Association of Orthodontists
  • Canadian Association of Orthodontists
  • University of Toronto Orthodontic Alumni Association
  • Toronto Orthodontic Study Club
  • Ontario Dental Association
  • Canadian Dental Association
  • Durham Ontario Dental Society
  • Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
  • American College of Dentists

Dr. Steiman has held many positions within these organizations, most notably, President of the Ontario Association of Orthodontists (2000 - 2001), President of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists (2010 - 2011), Ontario Regional Director for the Canadian Association of Orthodontists (2005 - 2007), and the Canadian Association of Orthodontists-American Association of Orthodontists Liaison (2008 - 2011). Dr. Steiman currently holds the position of Scientific Conference Chairperson for the Canadian Association of Orthodontics.

Dr. Steiman serves as a part-time clinical undergraduate instructor in orthodontics at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. He also attends scientific lectures to continually upgrade skills, techniques, and his knowledge in the field of orthodontics.

Outside the Office

Dr. Steiman is married with three children and enjoys sports such as hockey, basketball and cycling.  His hobbies include cars, reading, music (all kinds from rock to classical), wine tasting, and cooking; he also loves spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Steiman also works within the community. He has fundraised for Adventure Place (a local school for special needs children), the Ontario Special Olympics, Princess Margaret Hospital and the Geneva Centre for Autism.