Dr. Jordan Millar
Creating smiles and transforming lives
"The first thing I notice when I meet someone is their smile. It’s how we introduce ourselves and make people feel at ease. It’s how we connect. As an orthodontist, I love that I get to help people achieve their best smile: one that’s functional and attractive, and that they love to share!
I am passionate about orthodontics. I love seeing peoples smiles change and developing relationships along the way. The balance between science, business and art is what excites me as there is always something new to learn, observe and improve upon. This career has allowed me to balance my family life and my professional life beautifully.
I love science and I love people - and orthodontics provides me the perfect opportunity 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.
For me, orthodontics is about helping others: I want my patients to finish treatment with smiles they’ll treasure for a lifetime!"
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 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 or in today's world, to my computer for online webinars. I also participate in local study clubs, lectures, and webinars. Giving back is also important to me and I have done so by teaching orthodontics at UBC and by mentoring a senior dental student, now an orthodontic resident herself. This has been a very rewarding partnership for me and my mentee.
- 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
- Fellow of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada
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 am involved with a mentorship committee through my local orthodontic society, as a mentor to a senior dental student. I am a former committee member of the Women in Dentistry Mentorship Program (WinDMP). I completed tenure as President of the BC Society of Orthodontists, continued to participate as a board member and currently as Treasurer. I am an ongoing supporter of many local organisations, including Backpack Buddies.
Dr. Millar was featured in the North Shore News: read the article here!