Meet Dr. Kyle Hornby
I’m Kyle Hornby and I am the sole Owner and Dentist at Enamel Republic. I would like to let you know a little bit about me so that, hopefully, you feel like you know me somewhat before coming to visit us at our clinic. I studied to become a Dentist at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. While studying there, I was fortunate to have had mentors who encouraged me to focus on people and not just on teeth. They taught me the importance of listening to people, building friendships with them, and being gentle and caring while providing them with honest, high-calibre treatment. Upon graduation, I moved to the Kitchener-Waterloo area and have been practicing Dentistry here for the past 7 years. My wife, Vashti, and I have 3 wonderful children, Roderick, Raya and James and we are extremely proud to call Kitchener-Waterloo home.
As the Owner of Enamel Republic, a fixture in downtown Kitchener for over 40 years, I have the wonderful opportunity to shape how we deliver dental care to our patients. As a Family Dentist in Kitchener, I have the honour of building long lasting relationships with many wonderful local families. Overall, we use a few fundamental ideas to build a model of dental care and community contribution that our patients find refreshing.
Communicating on a first-name basis makes a huge difference.
We don’t do formal titles at our office. I encourage all of my patients to call me by my first name. Doing so helps to put people at ease and diminish their anxiety. It helps to remove barriers to healthy and productive communication. When a person has to call someone “Doctor”, that person tends to be less relaxed, they will ask fewer questions, and they will be less likely to advocate for themselves. So let’s aim for something far better than that.
Patients deserve maximum transparency.
One of the most rewarding things about my job is providing patients with transparency in dental care. My goal is for you to learn fully about options available to you and to provide you with support during your decision making process. I use lots of intra-oral pictures to demystify what is going on in the mouth. When we provide visual information as a supplement to treatment discussions, our patients come out knowing more and feeling better about having made the decision that suits them best. We want you to play a role in your own dental care and and, rest assured, we are always here to support you.
As a local small business, we have the resources to give back to our community.
Although I am a family dentist in Kitchener, I am blessed to have patients that come from Waterloo, Cambridge, Elmira, Stratford, Breslau, Wellesley and beyond to support what we do at our office. Many of these people have been visiting our office for over 30 years. It only seems right that we make it a priority to support the community that has supported us for such a long time. Through our “Go Girls!” Program we support initiatives that emphasize the importance of young girls pursuing their goals and receiving opportunities in all fields. We donate annually to the WiSTEM initiative at the University of Waterloo. Through this program, girls and young women are provided with activities, summer camps, and other training aimed at promoting the involvement of women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. We also support Marillac Place, a safe home that provides shelter and full-time support to young women who are pregnant or who have a child in their care. Marillac place helps these women to continue their education while learning valuable life skills necessary to care for themselves and their child.
We also run an annual “Dentistry for a Cause” day where we donate all proceeds from a day of Dentistry to a worthwhile cause. This year, our “Dentistry for Cystic Fibrosis” day will be running on July 10th.