Dr. Joanne Rochon
Dr. JoAnne Rochon, B.A.Sc., B.Sc., D.D.S., is a practicing dentist and inventor. Dr. Rochon is one of only a handful of people in Canada that has been trained in High Speed Braces® technology, a revolutionary technique that enables patients to improve their smiles in a fraction of the time—and half the cost—of traditional orthodontics. With High Speed Braces, JoAnne can give her patients an “extreme smile makeover” quickly and safely—without the damage caused by porcelain veneers, which require grinding down otherwise healthy teeth and must be replaced every few years. It was JoAnne’s passion for learning and helping her patients, that led her to discover High Speed Braces®, an advanced technology that has been a popular choice in Europe for more than a decade, but has only recently become available in North America. But JoAnne’s passion extends in other directions, as well. In addition to a degree in dentistry from the University of Laval in Quebec City, JoAnne holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa. JoAnne put this science background to good use. In addition to her dental practice, she developed a new line of skin-care products scientifically designed to improve tissue hydration, lubrication and cellular function. The result is healthier, more youthfullooking skin. JoAnne’s PRFX line of products is now sold in Hummingbird Medi Spas across Canada. A dentist for more than 18 years, JoAnne and her husband Patrick, also a dentist, practice in Ottawa. JoAnne describes it as a “high-tech practice with a high-touch feel.” Her patients describe her as someone who is passionate about her craft and who cares deeply about the health and well-being of her patients. Today, JoAnne lives in Ottawa with her husband, Dr. Patrick Racicot, and their sixyear- old son, Matthieu.