Andrew P. Gater, DDS, HBSc, FRCD (C)
Education, Externship and ResidencyDr. Andrew Gater is a graduate of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Before completing his surgical residency, Dr. Gater attended the University of Western Ontario, earning an Honors degree in Molecular Genetics and a dental degree. While in London, Dr. Gater was part of an outreach team that traveled to Tanzania, East Africa to provide health care to residents of rural communities. He then completed an Externship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto General Hospital. During his surgical residency, Dr. Gater was involved extensively in research of the pharmacology of local anesthetics and twice presented this work at the Chicago Mid-Winter meeting. Dr. Gater has also had extensive training in anesthesia, TMJ, dentoalveolar, pediatric, and craniofacial surgery. He has a particular interest in orthognathic, bone grafting and implant surgery. He completed his surgical trauma training at the world-renowned Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
Honors, Associations and InvolvementDr. Gater subsequently earned his Fellowship from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada
in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He maintains Staff privileges in the Department of Surgery at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario. Dr. Gater is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Canadian Dental Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Executive Committee of the local Muskoka-Simcoe Dental Society.
Outside the OfficeOriginally from Caledon East, Ontario, Dr. Gater was drawn to the City of Barrie as an outstanding community for raising a family and enjoying outdoor activities. Dr. Gater, his wife Carrie, their son and daughter reside in Barrie and enjoy golf, skiing and swimming.