Dr. Sandra Tai has a truly global background. She was born in Aldershot, England and now calls British Columbia home. Prior to settling down in Canada, she attended the University of Malaya and then headed to the United States to complete her graduate training in orthodontics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where she received a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree. Growing up in a family of doctors, she initially thought she would go into a medical field, yet dentistry called to her. To Dr. Tai, orthodontics is an art and a science where she’s able to design people’s smiles. It carries with it the scientific aspect of medicine with a creative twist and she found it to be a perfect fit.
Currently, as a certified specialist in orthodontics and an Invisalign Top 1% Provider who has treated over 1,200 cases with Invisalign, Dr. Tai loves to share her knowledge. She’s a Clinical Assistant Professor in orthodontics at the University of British Columbia teaching both graduate and undergraduate orthodontic programs and she’s the Coordinator of the Invisalign University Program. She’s taught Invisalign at various universities worldwide, has lectured at universities across the globe, has been a presenter for different orthodontic associations and was the featured speaker at a number of Invisalign conferences.
In 2014, Dr. Tai was one of six members of the Clinical Review Committee for the Invisalign Gallery. She is part of the Align Tech Faculty in North America and is currently involved in several clinical research projects and FDA clinical trials with clear aligners. She still manages to find time to teach Invisalign Immersion Courses in her private practice.
Dr. Tai is a Fellow of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and the Royal College of Dentists, Canada, was the founding member and past president of the Orthodontic Ties Study Club in Vancouver and maintains numerous professional affiliations.
Since opening her practice, Dr. Tai has been providing personalized, knowledgeable care using the latest innovations in orthodontics for highly effective, timely treatments. She combines forces with Dr. David Yong Tai in order to take a unique, comprehensive approach towards interdisciplinary treatment planning, management and sequencing for even the most complex restorative cases. She believes strongly in the transformative power of a beautiful smile and loves interacting with her patients and their families to bring about positive change in their lives.