Meet the Dentists
Dr. Cheng Lun Wang, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)
Dr. Wang is the founder of Pacific West Dental Group. He completed his dental degree in 1989 and interned at a children’s hospital in Toronto after graduation. He then switched to full-time work at I.W.K. Children’s Hospital in Halifax, providing orthodontic care to children in need. Dr. Wang was accepted into the orthodontic speciality at the University of Manitoba in 1991. After threeyears of intensive training, he became a certified specialist in 1994 and also earned a master’s degree in craniofacial biology. His clinical research has been published in journals of oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology. After graduation, Dr. Wang’s passion for teaching remained unabated. In addition to providing orthodontic treatment with both regular and lingual braces in private practice, he has also been a clinical professor at UBC’s School of Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialty graduated program for over 20 years without interruption. Dr. Wang’s work philosophy is to work with parents to develop a customized plan that meets their needs for orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Kevin Lee, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)
Dr. Lee was born in Taiwan and immigrated with his family to Vancouver at the age of 16. In 2011, he completed a four-year dental training program UBC’s Faculty of Dentistry and then worked as a general practice resident at Montefiore Hospital in New York. In 2012, Dr. Lee was admitted to UBC’s Orthodontic Specialty Program and completed three years of rigorous specialist training, earning a diploma in orthodontics and a master’s degree in craniofacial biology. In 2015, Dr. Lee passed the Royal College of Dentists of Canada’s orthodontic specialist certification exam as well as the American Board of Orthodontics’ specialist certification exam. Despite his youthful appearance, Dr. Lee has over 10 years of clinical experience. He is committed to understanding the latest orthodontic technologies and providing effective, efficient, and comfortable orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages, whether they require traditional braces, lingual braces, or Invisalign treatment.
Dr. Yan Liu, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C)
Dr. Liu graduated from Peking University and obtained a PhD in Orthodontics from Peking University in 2001. After graduation, she stayed at Peking University and worked for many years in teaching, research, and clinical treatment of patients. In 2004, she went to the United States to continue her studies. After completing her postdoctoral project at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, she returned to China to continue her work. In 2018, she came to Vancouver and entered the Canadian Foreign Specialty Physician Training Program through a competitive exam. Only UBC and the University of Toronto offer this program in Canada, and there are only two spots available per year. In 2019, Dr. Liu completed the program, successfully obtaining the Diploma in Orthodontics from UBC and passing the Canadian Orthodontic Specialty Certification Examination. After graduation, Dr. Liu continued to work as a research and clinical professor at UBC’s Orthodontic Specialty Graduate Program.