Improving Lives by Changing Smiles
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DR. JORDAN MILLAR
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, to bake, and to 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
DR. CECILIA PONCE
I am thrilled to have been invited to join North Shore Orthodontics and a team that represents everything I believe in - from high-quality orthodontic care and personalized treatment, to open and clear communication.
I enjoy the long-term relationships I build with our patients and their families during their orthodontic visits. To help someone improve their confidence and quality of life in ways they may have not thought possible is tremendously gratifying. A beautiful smile is life-changing!
I was born in Peru, where I watched my father as a dentist. I knew from a young age that I was destined to be an oral healthcare provider. I completed dental school at San Martin de Porres University in 2001 and later specialized in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in Peru. In 2013, after many years of both caring for patients and teaching dental students in Peru, I moved to the United States to further train in Craniofacial Biology and Orofacial Pain at the University of Kentucky.
Some might call me a lifetime student, as following all of this schooling, I have most recently earned my second degree in Orthodontics. I completed the three-year Master’s in Orthodontics program at the University of Alberta in 2018.
Following my residency, I was invited to become a clinical instructor at the University of Alberta, where I provided orthodontic supervision to the students in the Faculty of Dentistry. As I strongly believe in the research contribution to the profession, I have also become a published researcher and a peer reviewer.
Getting settled on the North Shore has always been my dream. I love living in a vibrant city with nature at our doorstep and welcoming people!
Aside from orthodontics, I practice meditation to recharge my mind and body, as I truly believe in inner peace and wellness. I also love traveling, trying new restaurants, dancing, hiking, spending time outdoors with my husband, and living an active lifestyle.
I would love to meet you and have the opportunity to help you and/or your child achieve a beautiful smile!