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 Dental Surgery degree in 1992. In 1995, he returned to Ohio State and completed a three-year residency in orthodontics earning a Certificate in Orthodontics 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.
Meet Doc Hock
Dr. Hockenberger was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He began practicing in the Akron area in 1998. In addition to his time spent in the office, he is actively involved in charities, fundraisers, walkathons, and volunteered at Akron Children’s Hospital in the Cranial Facial clinic. He is the former President of the Akron Dental Society, President of the Cleveland Society of Orthodontics, President of the Ohio Association of Orthodontics, and served on the Executive committee of the Ohio Dental Association. In addition to those listed above he values his memberships in all his professional organizations such as:
- Pierre Fauchard Academy
- American College of Dentists
- American Dental Association
- And The American Association of Orthodontists to name a few
When he is not in the office he truly loves living life for all that it is. He has a love for travel and enjoys the people he meets and the places he discovers around the world. He loves playing rounds of golf with friends and colleagues. He is an excellent cook and shares his creativity with all those around him. His devoted clinical team holds a special place in his heart. He is often rewarding their efforts and hard work with various trips and team bonding activities throughout the year.
His love for the Ohio State Buckeyes is one of his most well known qualities. He rarely misses a Buckeye game and makes every OSU experience amazing for his friends and family. His passion is helping people and giving back to the community through his many contributions to the surrounding schools and their programs. He also avidly supports the businesses and activities of his patients and their families.
Dr. Hockenberger is out to make the world a better place. One smile at a time!