Dr. Peter Wohlgemuth was born and raised with his three brothers in Waterbury, CT. His father and two older brothers paved the way for a career in medicine, but he decided early on that he wanted to help people smile.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree and graduating cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science in 1980, he attended dental school at Boston University, graduating in the top 5 percent of his class in 1984. While attending his orthodontic residency at Boston University, he was admitted to the National Dental Honor Society and published his research, “Orthodontic Treatment and How it Relates to TMJ” in the American Journal of Orthodontics.
As part of his commitment to provide the highest standards of orthodontic care to his patients, Dr. Wohlgemuth maintains memberships in a number of professional organizations to stay on the cutting edge of changes and technological advances:
- South Florida Academy of Orthodontists, past president
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Florida Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- South Palm Beach Dental Association
- Pinnacle Study Club
- suresmile® Clinical Advisory Board
- Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
He’s especially proud that he and the Smiles by Dr. W and Dr. R team have received numerous awards for their accomplishments with suresmile. He was asked to be one of the few orthodontists nationwide to serve on the suresmile advisory board. He prides himself on staying ahead of the curve and has enjoyed teaching other orthodontists around the country about virtual treatment and the future of orthodontics.
He met his wife, Ilene, at the University of Pennsylvania and they’ve been married for 40 years. Close family ties have always been an important value for the couple, which is what brought them to Florida in 1986. Their son Josh and his wife Sinead have been married since 2019. Josh is an oral surgeon practicing in LA. and Sinead is a pediatric dentist at Children’s Hospital LA. Their daughter Michelle and her husband Brett reside in New York City with their baby, Landon.
An avid golfer in his free time, he shares that passion with his son. While exercise, music, the Miami Heat, and electronics help Dr. Wohlgemuth relax, spending time with his wife and two children is what he enjoys most and values outside the office.
Together, his family takes pride in being involved in the local community. By supporting many organizations, local sports teams, area schools, synagogues, churches, and many patients’ endeavors, he’s been able to give back to the community that has helped him fulfill many of his dreams