Dr. Edwin YenCertified Specialist in Orthodontics

Dr. Edwin Yen

Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Edwin HK Yen Email: [email protected]

D.D.S., Dip.Ortho., Ph.D. Professor of Orthodontics and Dean Emeritus, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


  • Dental degree D.D.S., (1973) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Postgraduate orthodontic specialty training Dip.Ortho., (1977) at University of Toronto
  • Graduate education Ph.D. (1978) in connective tissue biochemistry with the MRC Group in Periodontal Physiology, University of Toronto




  • Cellular activity and signal transduction in connective tissue cells in response to mechanical stress.


Dr. Yen has been involved with the development and implementation of a hybrid problem-based learning curriculum for the entire 4-year predoctoral dental program in which the first two years are integrated with the medical school and the last two years feature integrated disciplines and integrated patient care. Dr. Yen’s research interests continue to be in the area of connective tissue response to orthodontic and physiological force systems. Dr. Yen lectures internationally in the area of biology of Orthodontics.

Outside the Office

Dr. Yen and his wife Patti, a former primary school teacher, have one son (high school teacher) and one daughter (orthodontist). His family interests include skiing, golf and music.


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