Dr. Brian Hockenberger
“It makes my work meaningful and gives me satisfaction to know I can change peoples’ lives in a positive way.” — Dr. Hockenberger
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Hockenberger attended Dental School at The Ohio State University, where he graduated with honors receiving a Doctor of Surgery degree in 1992. He was selected as the team dentist for the Ohio State Buckeyes. In 1995, he returned to Ohio State and completed a three-year residency in orthodontic earning a Certificate in Orhtodontics and Master of Science degree.
After completing his dental and orthodontic education, Dr. Hockenberger continues his education through many orthodontic seminars and courses. He is a member of an interdisciplinary dental group and an orthodontic study group, and regularly exceeds the state minimum requirement for continuing education hours. Dr. Hockenberger feels that by keeping abreast of the latest methods and technologies, he is able to provide the highest quality treatments for his patients.
Dr. Hockenberger has been practicing orthodontics since 1998 and practiced general dentistry from 1992 to 1995. His background in dentistry gives him a greater understanding of how important orthodontic treatment is to the dental and overall health of his patients. He enjoys helping each patient achieve a beautiful smile and healthy bite that will last a lifetime.
Dr. Hockenberger enjoys getting to know each patient personally, interacting with them at each visit, and hearing stories about their lives and families. He feels the greatest reward of his job is seeing patients smiling and happy at the end of treatment. Dr. Hockenberger’s staff helps him provide the highest quality treatments, and he is grateful for their commitment to excellence and their gentle, caring, and friendly nature.
Family and Community
Dr. Hockenberger is originally from Toledo, and has lived in Medina since 1998 with his wife, Joanna. When he is not in the office, he enjoys golf, cooking, and watching OSU football. He is also active in the dental community, working in the Akron Children's Hospital and cranial facial clinic. He is also the former president of Akron Dental Society and the Cleveland Society of Orthodontics. Additionally, he is currently involved with the Ohio Dental Association and the Ohio Association of Orthodontists.