Growing up in Peru, I saw the impact my dad had on people in our community. I remember watching him at work when I was a little girl and I would see his patients arrive in pain and discomfort, and then leave with a smile! He had a profound impact on people. I started working in pediatric dentistry and then moved to orthodontics because I wanted to follow in my dad’s footsteps.
This is the most rewarding job; I get to see people look at themselves in the mirror with confidence, telling us that what we did for them changed their lives; it doesn’t get much better than that! I love working with kids especially. They tell me about their life, and the next time I see them they love that I remember what they told me! We form this amazing connection, and that trust is what matters most.
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 completed dental school, a master’s degree 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 a Master’s in Orthodontics 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.
· Bachelor of Dental Science - San Martín de Porres University, Peru, 2000
· Doctor of Dental Surgery - San Martín de Porres University, Peru, 2001
· Masters in Dental Education - San Marcos University, Peru, 2003
· Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics – Cientifica del Sur University Peru, 2009
· Fellowship in Craniofacial Biology - University of Kentucky, USA, 2014
· Mini-residency in Orofacial Pain - University of Kentucky, USA, 2014
· Masters in Orthodontics - University of Alberta, AB, 2018
· Fellow of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada
· Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
In the Community - home away from home!
My husband and I decided to move to Canada a few years ago. 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. When I left Peru and my practice of 15 years, I had to say goodbye to a community of family, friends, and patients that I was so close to. I still get emails from my patients, telling me what they are up to!
When I first met Dr. Millar, I knew that this was a place that I could call home. I love Canada because there are people from all over the world who found their way here, just like we did. There are so many people who come into our office who have recently moved here and are looking to be part of a community. Together, we can create a home away from home.
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