Improving Lives by Changing Smiles
The first thing we notice when we meet someone is the person’s smile. A healthy, becoming smile sets others at ease and makes the person confident in his or her appearance. As an orthodontist, I help people achieve their best smile: one that’s functional and attractive, and that people love to share!
I’ve been a practicing orthodontist for more than ten years. I love science and I love people: orthodontics provides me the perfect balance to stimulate and engage both sides of my brain. I spend my days surrounded by people and making a positive change in their lives. Each of them needs a unique approach to care. I constantly have to think, to challenge myself and my patients, and to ensure we’re working together toward the shared goal of a lifetime of incredible smiles.
I love working with people of all ages. Seeing the transformation that people go through during treatment is exciting and uplifting. I love helping adults achieve a smile they’ve long desired. I equally love working with children and teens, and seeing them mature into wonderful young adults who are comfortable with themselves and proud of their smile.
Orthodontics is about helping others: I want my patients to finish treatment with smiles they’ll treasure for a lifetime!
Education and Continuing Education
- Honors Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences – Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, 2000
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – University of British Columbia, 2004
- Master’s degree in Craniofacial Biology and Certificate in Orthodontics – University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2007
I love learning. It’s essential that I remain current on the science and technological advances in orthodontics in order to provide my patients with the best care options and results. Each year I travel throughout North America, to complete many hours of continuing education. I also participate in local study clubs, lectures, and webinars. This year, I have partnered with the dental school and UBC and am mentoring a senior dental student. This has been a very rewarding partnership for me and my mentee.
I grew up on the North Shore and have called the area home except when I went away for university. I attended Pauline Johnson Elementary school and graduated with my French Immersion diploma from Sentinel Secondary. As a competitive figure skater growing up, I learned many important life skills, such as time management and goal setting, that I value today.
I have a wonderful and supportive husband and two incredible children. When I’m not caring for patients, you’ll find me playing with the kids: They are my top priority! I also make time to go snowboarding, to visit with family and friends, bake, and travel.
I’m an active member of the 100 Women Who Care of the North Shore. This organization strives to have a positive impact on local community causes. I also love teaching or sharing my love for what I do and I have been fortunate to be involved as a mentor in many different capacities. While doing my residency in LA, I was a Big Sister and more recently, I have been involved with a mentorship committee through my local orthodontic society, as a mentor to a senior dental student and with the Women in Dentistry Mentorship Program (WinDMP).
Learn more about Dr. Jordan Millar and North Shore Orthodontics from our recent article in the North Shore News. North Shore Orthodontics Article.pdf