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Doctor Sandra Tai


Listen in to this weeks interview as a British, Malaysian, American and Canadian Doctor tells her story. It’s encouraging, affirming and challenging for us all. Dr. Tai talks about how she believes that education for girls is essential for development of all kinds, how she has become an expert in the latest evolution in braces and how she’s transforming the smile.


Dr Sandra S Tai was born in Aldershot, England. She graduated with the Prime Minister’s Gold Medal from the University of Malaya in 1986. She received her graduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA and graduated with a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree in 1990. Dr Sandra Tai is currently a practicing Specialist in Orthodontics in Vancouver, Canada.

Dr Sandra Tai has been an Invisalign certified orthodontist since 2000 and is currently an Invisalign Elite Provider. She was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia since 1996, teaching in both undergraduate and graduate orthodontic programs. She is also the Coordinator of the Invisalign University Program.

Dr Tai is Invisalign International Faculty and has taught Invisalign at various universities internationally. These include University Malaya and International Medical University, Malaysia, and the Prince Abdul Rahman Advanced Dental Institute, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In China, Dr Tai has lectured at Peking University, Beijing, West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University, in Chengdu, Wuhan University, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, and Capital Medical University, Beijing. She has also lectured for Align Technology in Costa Rica, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Dr Tai conducts the Invisalign Clear Principles Certification Course for orthodontists at the University of British Columbia and conducts Invisalign Immersion Courses in her private practice. She has spoken to various study clubs in the Vancouver area as well as presented at the British Columbia Society of Orthodontists Annual Meeting.

She is a Fellow of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists, Canada. Professional affiliations include memberships in the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists and International Dental Federation. She is also the founding member and past president of the Orthodontic Ties Study Club in Vancouver, BC, as well as the Vancouver Invisalign Study Club, where she mentors and trains dentists in the Invisalign system.