“I have always enjoyed working with children and teens. When I practiced as a general dentist, I soon realized that my favorite part was the interactions and relationships that I got to build with kids and parents. I loved learning about people and being a happy part of their day. After two years of general dentistry, I decided that orthodontics presented the most opportunity for working with children and teens and building lasting relationships. It also took away the ‘pain’ part of dentistry that I did not enjoy.”
“Today I love to chat with patients and I love to educate. I really enjoy seeing someone make the journey from shy and covering their mouth when they speak to a confident, openly smiling individual. I’m quite extroverted, very hands-on, friendly, caring and available. I speak to every person in the office each day. I focus on positive communication and information flowing between myself, my team and my parents and patients. Patients know that I don’t treat every individual who walks in the door. I think that over-treatment is too common in the current competitive environment. I want every patient to end up with a beautiful and functional smile in the fastest and safest way possible… not the most expensive way.”
“I hope to give my patients an amazing experience where they grow to feel like a part of our extended family, plus a beautiful, functional smile they can be proud of.”
Dr. Jen has three young children and spends most of her free time with them. She also loves to read, play tennis, swim, travel and shop. She started a community program two years ago (South Calgary Orthodontic Project), where she screens low-income children and provides orthodontic care to those most in need at no or low cost.
Fellow: The Royal College of Dentists of Canada
Residencey: Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
DSS: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Member: Canadian Association of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists, Canadian Dental Association, Alberta Society of Orthodontists, Alberta Society of Dental Specialists, Calgary and District Dental Society, American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association. Let Dr. Jen create beautiful, healthy smiles for you and your family. Contact us at 403.256.7797 to schedule a complimentary orthodontic consultation. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form to discuss your orthodontic options with orthodontist Dr. Jen. We welcome patients from North Calgary, Southwest Calgary, South Calgary, Southeast Calgary and Okotoks and area.