Advanced Training

With specialized training and experience in laser dentistry, orthodontics (American Academy of GP Orthodontics AGpO), and Smile Design (SpearDental Education), Dr. Heffernan brings advanced care to the Brunswick community.

Education and Focus

Dr. Heffernan studied at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry before being accepted to the  Summa Health General Practice Residency where he spent time as both a resident and an instructor. He’s an active member in many local and national organizations including the American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Academy of General Practice Orthodontics (AgpO), and Spear Education.

After nearly a decade of practicing in different dental settings Dr. Heffernan has decided to create Advanced Dentistry. The passion for this practice comes from Dr. Heffernan’s dedication to excellence, experience, and service to his community. Dr Heffernan and his amazing team invite you to experience the Advanced Dentistry difference.

Home Life

He is married to fellow dentist, Dr. Brittany Heffernan, who practices pediatric dentistry in the Brunswick area. They love spending time together with their beautiful baby girl, Audrey, and dog, Henry, enjoying all the Lake Erie area has to offer. Dr. Heffernan also enjoys cooking (and welcomes recipe tips and tricks from patients!), and watching Ohio sports, both college and professional, in his spare time.

the difference


Service-driven dental care with Dr. Heffernan offers each patient a highly personalized touch. He asks questions, listens closely, and delivers customized treatment solutions designed to fit each unique person.


To Dr. Heffernan, compassion means genuinely caring about each patient’s life and wellness. He’s committed to treating patients like family, and building lasting relationships with those he has the privilege to serve.


Dr. Heffernan’s advanced education and experience sets patients at ease, knowing they are in the trusted hands of a proven professional. Patients also benefit from his specialized training in laser dentistry, orthodontics, and Smile Design.


With a heart for the community, Dr. Heffernan believes in getting involved to help serve the underserved through programs such as the Smiles for Smiles creates a lasting impact in their lives and our small town.

what we do

With routine care and our prevention-first approach to dentistry, we are proud to have an extensive list of dental solutions that put your complete health in the forefront.

Family Care

  • Preventative Care & Hygiene
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Fillings & Sealants
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • TMD/TMJ Treatment
  • Sleep Apnea Treatment

Cosmetic Care

  • Dental Implants
  • All-On-4®
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Dentures
  • Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Invisalign® Treatment
  • Orthodontic Treatment

Periodontal Care:

  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Bone & Sinus Grafting
  • Gum Contouring
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