Founded in 2019, Corus Orthodontists is a growing orthodontic partnership network that provides an ideal balance of support and autonomy for orthodontic specialists at all stages of their careers. We have grown to become a dynamic group of 17 practices and over 300 team members who believe in preserving and evolving our specialty of orthodontics, and in protecting the integrity of the patient-doctor relationship. Our model was founded by and is fully owned and financed by orthodontic specialists. Our goal is to provide exceptional patient care, preserve and evolve the patient-doctor relationship, foster an inclusive culture, and fully support our team members.
We strive to be North America’s most trusted and sustainable partnership model for orthodontic specialists at all stages of their careers. Together we aim to foster and evolve our specialty.
We are a network of North American orthodontic specialists. We strive for excellence through a patient focused, completely doctor-owned, doctor-led, and doctor-financed partnership.
The Corus model has been carefully designed by like-minded orthodontists with shared values to ensure quality patient care, preserve the integrity of the patient-doctor relationship, support the evolution and progression of orthodontics in a conscientious manner and create a positive and supportive environment for our orthodontic team members and doctors.
We care deeply about supporting our team members and the exceptional work they do. We work to create a positive, rewarding and fulfilling environment for all our team members and doctors.
Meet Our Management Team
Our management team consists of passionate professionals who are committed to building our collaborative network of orthodontists.
Dr. Paul HelpardChief Executive Officer
Dr. Paul Helpard is CEO and Founder of Corus. He was instrumental in developing the Corus partnership model and was the driving force in launching Corus. Paul began his dental career in 1991 as a dental officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. He subsequently became an orthodontist and has held numerous leadership and teaching positions during his career. Paul is the principal orthodontist of Shoreline Orthodontics, a 5-office group of practices where he honed his skills as a business leader.
Mr. Nick KorhonenChief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Nick is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of Corus’ financial management, including process improvement, business analysis, and mergers and acquisitions. Nick has extensive experience working with dentists across North America. He was formerly a partner in a National accounting firm, where he led the Canadian tax practice for professionals, working with over 3,000 dentists across Canada. In addition to working with practice owners, Nick has worked with National and Provincial dental associations to help them understand and adapt to the rapid evolution of the dental landscape in North America. Nick is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, and holds a Commerce degree from Carleton University.
Mr. Brett Laschinger Chief Operating Officer
Brett is an executive with deep experience leading healthcare and clinical services companies. Most recently, Brett was the President of Motion LP, Canada’s largest complex rehabilitation equipment and services supplier. Prior to Motion, Brett served as the COO of Medcan, a Toronto-based primary and diagnostic care company where he led all operations, clinician relations and government regulatory affairs. Brett also has extensive experience in government, having served in both issues management and policy roles in the Office of the Premier in Ontario. Brett received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, graduating with academic distinction.
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By partnering with like-minded orthodontists across North America, we are building a trusted network that puts people first, delivers quality care, and looks to the future.