Headshot of Dr. Torin Chenard of Encinitas Orthodontics About Dr. Chenard

Dr. Chenard is truly passionate about the field of orthodontics.  His inspiration to become an orthodontist started at an early age when he had braces himself.  The combined interest in biological sciences and craftsmanship led him down the path to becoming an orthodontist.   He truly enjoys his job, working with his team, and most of all, to be able to spend time with his patients.   His philosophy is to be able to provide the best orthodontic care in a positive and friendly environment.  He enjoys the diversity that each patient brings to the practice, and he looks forward to providing you with a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime!


University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, 1997 Minor in Spanish Literature

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, 2003

University of Rochester
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Fellowship, 2004 Specialty Residency and Certificate in Orthodontics, 2006

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
California Association of Orthodontists
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists

Outside the Practice

Dr. Torin Chenard snowboarding in his free time.

Dr. Chenard grew up in Southern California and loves the ocean and outdoors.  He enjoys surfing, free diving, scuba diving, mountain biking, and hiking. He also enjoys traveling abroad as a volunteer dentist on medical/dental mission trips.  So far he has treated the underserved in both Costa Rica and Nepal.  He is planning on future trips to Peru and Vietnam.

Dr Torin Chenard on his trip to Nepal with Rescue Humanity and Encinitas Orthodontics.