Office Reopening - Patient Policies for COVID-19

Meet Dr. Charity Siu

When you come to our office, we recognize that you are unique with respect to your concerns, motivations and goals for your orthodontic care. I am honoured to be one to assess you as a whole and make sure your needs will be met and my treatment will be valuable to you.  I will recognize your orthodontic concerns and discuss how different options can fit into your everyday life.  It is exciting for me each time to meet an individual with the hope of achieving a new and beautiful smile!

Professional Education

It is a privilege to have received the level of education required to be an orthodontic specialist.  This profession possesses qualities of sound ethics, evidence-based learning and treatment, care and generosity.  I received my Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of British Columbia, Department of Dentistry in 2001 and completed a two-year General Practice Residency (GPR) at the University of Washington, Department of Dentistry in 2003.  Then I attended the University of Rochester, Eastman Dental Center where I received my diploma in Orthodontics in 2005.  As a Certified Specialist, I am a fellow at the Royal College of Dentists of Canada since 2005.

Continuing Education

  • Dr. John C. Kois
    Kois Center, Seattle Washington
    Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Functional Occlusion
    Attendee, 77 hours, completed 2013
  • BC Comprehensive Dental Treatment Seminars
    Various topics related to multidisciplinary dentistry
    Attendee, 63 hours, each year since 2014
  • Drs. Ellen Park and Roxana Saldarriaga: Everyday Dentistry, Study Club
     Restorative Dentistry
     Attendee, 24 hours, each year since 2015
  • CITED, Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Treatment and Education in Dentistry
     Various topics related to multidisciplinary dentistry
     Mentor and Educator, 14 hours, each year since 2010
  • GEDA, Golden Ears Dental Alliance
    Pitt Meadows
    Various topic related to multidisciplinary dentistry
    Mentor and Educator, 10 hours, each year since 2015
  • Spear Study Club
    Curriculum provided by the Spear Education Campus
    Mentor, 24 hours, each year since 2016
  • British Columbia Society of Orthodontists
    Various topics pertaining to the practice of the specialty
    Past President and attendee 2 hours each year, since 2005
  • Associate Clinical Instructor and Lecturer
    University of British Columbia, Department of Dentistry
    Undergraduate dental program, orthodontic sessions
    Guest lecturer for graduate Prosthodontic

In the Community

I was born and raised in Vancouver and it is exciting to be working in my community.  I love to travel and have been to cities in Asia, Europe, South America and all over North America.  I enjoy playing softball as well as practicing yoga daily.  Most of the time, you will either find me cooking and enjoying good food with friends or shopping in the city’s local boutiques.