Barry Hoffman grew up in Detroit, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies and Dental School. His specialty training in Orthodontics was at the University of Minnesota, culminating in a Clinical Certificate in Orthodontics and Masters of Science degree in Anatomy. His research described the Craniofacial pattern of families of patients with Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
Dr. Hoffman has been in clinical practice in Calgary since 1977. He was a founder of the Calgary alumni component of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity in Calgary, served on the Board of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics, and is currently a clinical instructor at the University of Alberta Graduate Orthodontic Program. Dr. Hoffman lectures internationally on the topic of Computer Assisted Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) of orthodontic brackets. His interest in airway diagnosis, the relationship of predominant oral breathing, and development of the facial complex has been an integral part of his practice.