“Pediatric dentistry and orthodontics has given me the tools to help people. Whether I’m alleviating a child’s pain or building a smile, I have been blessed with the ability to make a positive difference in my patients’ lives.” — Dr. Isaac Tam
Dr. Isaac Tam, a board-certified pediatric dentist and orthodontist, has been creating children’s healthy smiles for more than a dozen years. He earned his Bachelor of Science with honors in biology from Hope College, his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, his pediatric dentistry degree and training from NYU Lutheran Medical Center, and his orthodontics degree and training from the University of British Columbia. He lectures to dental professionals worldwide and has had articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Dr. Tam is a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia and serves on the staff at Vancouver General Hospital and British Columbia Children’s Hospital, where he mentors dental students and residents in both the hospital setting and in community clinics.
He is a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Canadian Association of Orthodontists
- Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- British Columbia Society of Orthodontists
- British Columbia Pediatric Dental Society
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Board of Orthodontics
- The Royal College of Dentists of Canada, fellow
In his spare time, you’ll find Dr. Tam enjoying family, fishing, cycling, playing the violin, and developing community projects through the Tam Foundation.