A Passion for Smiles
My profession allows me to make positive changes to the oral health of my patients. I am proud to call these members of our community my friends. I look forward to providing them with gentle dental care and interacting with my patients outside of the dental office. I love that they trust me to improve their dental health, smiles and overall well-being.
What I like most about being an orthodontist is the privilege of meeting interesting people every day. My patients are fascinating people and I love when they share their stories and lives with my team and me. I learn from my patients, and enjoy the friendships that grow between us.
Before becoming an orthodontist, I practiced as a general dentist for more than 12 years. I feel fulfilled when I am able to use my knowledge and skills to relieve pain, restore a patient’s ability to chew comfortably, and develop healthy and beautiful smiles. Studying for an additional three years to achieve my master’s degree in orthodontics was well worth it, as it allows me to do what I really love. — Dr. Dong-Phung Van
Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
Dr. Van holds both a Doctorate in Dental Medicine and a Master of Science in orthodontics from the Université de Montréal. Because oral healthcare, and orthodontics in particular, is a constantly changing field, Dr. Van pursues continuing education at every opportunity. With new technologies, products, and treatment methods becoming available, it’s essential she remains up to date, so she’s able to offer the best orthodontic care to her patients.
- Canadian Association of Orthodontists
- Royal College of Dentists of Canada
- Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
- Ontario Association of Orthodontists
- Ontario Dental Association
- Ottawa Dental Society
Originally from Sherbrooke and Montreal in Quebec, Dr. Van now lives in Ottawa. When she’s not caring for her patients, she spends quality time with her family and friends, relaxing and enjoying their company. She’s also an avid reader and enjoys traveling.