Meet Heath's Orthodontic Specialists
Timothy G. Wigal, D.D.S., M.S.
An attractive smile is a wonderful asset that contributes to each person’s self-esteem, self-confidence, and positive self-image – which are important qualities at any age! When the teeth, lips, and face are attractive and in proportion, you can enjoy valuable social benefits, higher chances of career success, and an enhanced general attitude towards life.
At Wigal Orthodontics, we recognize that every potential patient has individual needs. That’s why Dr. Timothy Wigal is committed to providing the personalized care you deserve to achieve your very own sensational smile, whether you’re an adult, an adolescent, or a child.
What is an Orthodontist?
Orthodontists are specialists in the dental field who have chosen to focus on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities for patients in need. They treat a wide variety of malocclusions (such as a jaw and/or teeth that have become improperly aligned) in patients of all ages.
To do so, orthodontists complete at least two extra years of advanced specialty training after they’ve completed dental school. This is done in a university-based residency program that’s been accredited by the American Dental Association.
As a highly-trained orthodontist, Dr. Wigal’s goal is able to create beautiful smiles for his patients that will last a lifetime!
Dr. Wigal’s Education and Commitment to Orthodontics
Dr. Wigal is proud to be a graduate of West Virginia University, where he achieved his Bachelor of Science in Biology degree (graduating with honors) in 2001. He then chose to attend the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, where he worked towards his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and graduated with the highest honors in 2005. He was even inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society!
Following this honor, he spent three additional years in a residency program that focused on orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He received a certificate of specialty in orthodontics from the West Virginia University Department of Orthodontics as well as a Masters of Science degree. During this time, he was also trained in the unique diagnostic and treatment philosophy of the Six Elements of Orofacial Harmony, which incorporates both dental and facial treatment planning into orthodontic care.
Today, Dr. Wigal is 100% committed to maintaining his education and continuing to pursue education courses as his schedule allows. Each year, he completes several times the required amount of continuing education. He is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and the Six Elements Study Club. He is also the residing president of the W.D Miller Dental Society of Licking and Knox County.
Dr. Wigal’s Life Outside of the Practice
Dr. Wigal and his wife Julie have two daughters, and they’ve discovered that Central Ohio is an amazing place to raise a family! When he’s not busy working, Dr. Wigal enjoys spending time with his children, playing golf and basketball, or coaching. The whole family also enjoys going to church and hiking together. They feel blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community.
Jason Lawrence, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Lawrence grew up in southern West Virginia in a small town called Alum Creek. His family moved to Charleston, WV when he was 12, where he graduated from a small but prestigious High School. He received his BA in religious studies from West Virginia University, then completed two years of Seminary education in Richmond, VA. Through this period, Dr. Lawrence worked every summer at church camps where he discovered his passion for working with youths. After Seminary, Dr. Lawrence wished to pursue a career in the dental field and ultimately orthodontics, he completed his DDS at WVU in 2013 and was fortunate enough to be immediately accepted into the graduate orthodontic program also at WVU. He completed his masters degree in 2016 as a Board eligible orthodontist.
When Dr Lawrence isn’t building beautiful smiles he enjoys cycling, backpacking, rock climbing, and building computers. He is passionate about creating the perfect customized smile for all of his patients; helping them feel confident and able to greet the world with a smile.