Meet the Doctors
PacificWest Dental Group consists of a group of dental specialists who spent two to three more years in specialist training after dental school to become experts in our respective field of dentistry. As board certified specialists, we are passionate in updating ourselves with the most advanced knowledge and skill
to provide quicker, easier, and most predictable treatment options for our patients.
Our orthodontic patients receive the highest level of care and professionalism, through the strict set of standards that British Columbia adheres to for an orthodontist to be licensed to practice within the province. Each orthodontist is required to obtain a license to practice dentistry in Canada by successfully completing at least two years of advanced training in the specialized field of orthodontics from an accredited university and pass all provincial dental licensing exams in the field of Orthodontics. Only dentists with such advanced specialty education will be able to offer you and your family the specialized Orthodontic services you require.
We are excited for the opportunities to meet with every one of you to share our knowledge, skill, and passion in provide the best care we possibly can, and to form a long lasting partnership with you.
Dr. Cheng Lun Wang, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)
Orthodontic specialist, Dr. Wang, is the founder and sole-proprietor of PacificWest Dental Group in Surrey and Vancouver. Dr. Cheng Lun Wang graduated with a degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Western Ontario in 1989.
After graduation, he completed an internship with the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, transitioning later into a full-time position with the I.W.K. Hospital for Children in Halifax and specializing as a pediatric orthodontist. During this time, Dr. Wang continued to teach undergraduate dental students from Dalhousie University, while also building a part-time private practice in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Dr. Wang entered the orthodontic program at the University of Manitoba in 1991. After three years of intensive Clinical Orthodontic training, he earned a Masters of Science degree in Craniofacial Biology in 1994.
An enthusiasm for continuing education has led Dr. Wang to share his years of professional experience on Orthodontic and Pediatric dentistry at various lectures and professional presentations throughout Canada. In addition to actively practicing lingual and labial Orthodontics in his private clinics, he also serves as a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia (UBS) School of Dentistry. His clinical research has been published in the Journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, and Oral Pathology.
Dr. Wang’s primary focus is working directly with you to meet your specific orthodontic needs. Working with his orthodontic associates and support team, Dr. Wang practices out of two PacificWest Dental Group clinics – one in Vancouver BC and the other in Surrey BC.
Dr. Kevin Lee, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)
Born and raised in Taiwan, Dr. Kevin Lee moved to Richmond, BC with his family in 1999 when he was 15 years old. As such, Dr. Lee is fluent is both Mandarin and English. Dr. Lee received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of British Columbia in 2011. After spending a year working as a full-time hospital dental resident at the Montefiore Medical Center in the exciting city of Bronx, New York (Yankees!), Dr. Lee came home to British Columbia, where he spent three years at UBC to complete graduate training in orthodontics. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Craniofacial Biology for his study of Dentofacial Morphology in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Dr. Lee is proud to contribute to the education, health and well-being of his community, and spend a great effort in keeping up with the most current evidence-based technology to provide effective, efficient, and comfortable orthodontic treatment for his patients of all ages (children and adults). As such, Dr. Lee is experienced with both conventional braces, lingual braces (inside braces), and Invisalign®. He had also taken continue education to be familiarized with the latest technology involving skeletal anchorage device (mini-implant) and accelerated orthodontics.
Dr. Lee is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is also a part-time clinical instructor of the Graduate Orthodontic Program at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Lee lives in Richmond with his wife Dr. Sherry Liu, a local family dentist, and their daughter, Evelyn. In his spare time, Dr. Lee enjoys photography, cooking, movies, and spending time with families and friends. He also volunteers at Willingdon Church as photographer.
Dr. Daniel Cheng, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C), Orthodontics
Dr. Daniel Cheng graduated from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry in 1973. After practicing general dentistry in Vancouver for five years, he returned to post graduate studies in Orthodontics at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario; and obtained a Master of Clinical Dentistry degree in 1980. He became certified as a specialist in Orthodontics in British Columbia and has been in private practice of Orthodontics in Vancouver. Dr. Cheng is a member of the following professional societies: American Association of Orthodontics; College of Dental Surgeon of British Columbia; Chinese Canadian Dental Society; British Columbia Society of Orthodontics and the Christian Medical and Dental Society. Dr. Cheng currently mentors two Orthodontic Study Groups in Vancouver: Vancouver Orthodontics Seminar and Orthodontic Study Group #3
Dr. Samuel K. Chiang, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C), Orthodontics
Dr. Samuel K. Chiang graduated from Dentistry with a D.M.D. degree from the University of British Columbia in 1974 . After several years in general dental practice, he returned to graduate studies in Orthodontics at the University of Manitoba in 1979. In 1981, he received a Master of Science degree from the University of Manitoba. He returned to Vancouver to join Dr. Daniel Cheng to practice the specialty of Orthodontics. He is a member of the Canadian and the American Associations of Orthodontists. In 1992, Sam became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Aside from clinical practice, over the years Sam has been actively participating in several study clubs in orthodontics, instructed and lectured at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia. He enjoys learning and practicing orthodontics.
Periodontic Specialist in Vancouver:
Dr. Yi Yang, DDS, FRCD(C), Periodontics
Dr. Yi Yang is a board certified periodontist, fellow of Royal College of Dentist of Canada and diplomate of American Board of Periodontology. She received her
periodontics training from Loma Linda University in USA. Dr. Yang also gained
extensive research experience in dentistry after completed her PhD study at the
University of British Columbia, where now she is a clinic assistant professor and teaches part time in the faculty of dentistry.
Dr. Yang lectures and teaches periodontal continue education course in China where she was trained and worked as an oral surgeon. Her goal of practicing periodontics is to provide the highest standard of care to her patients and help patients to maintain their oral health.
At her spare time, Dr. Yang enjoys photographing, travelling and practicing yoga.
General Dentist with practice limited to oral surgery:
Dr. Lo-Lin Tsai, DDS, MSc, phD
Although he is registered as a general dentist in Canada, Dr. Lo-Lin Tsai is an experienced oromaxillofacial surgery specialist in Taiwan. Dr. Tsai graduated with a degree in Dental Surgery from the Chung-Shan Medical University in 2000.
After graduation, he spent 5 years of working as a full-time hospital oromaxillofacial surgery resident at the Taichung Veteran General Hospital. During this time, Dr. Tsai focused on the clinical skills of wisdom teeth extraction and oral cancer surgery, while also building a critical training in dental implantology.
Dr. Tsai entered the master program at the Chung-Shan Medical University in 2005. After 3 years of intensive training, he earned a Masters of Dental Science degree in 2008. And then he continuing the phD program at the Chung-Shan Medical University in 2008, earned a phD degree in 2011. After that, he was promoted to be an Asistant Professor, in charge of teaching works and clinical services in the oromaxillofacial surgery department of Chung-Shan Medical University Hospital. His clinical researches have been published in many international famous journals during these years.
As a certified specialist in Oromaxillofacial surgery and diplomat/ director of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Taiwan, Dr. Tsai was invited very frequently to share his years of professional experience on difficult dental implantology at various lectures and professional presentations. In addition to daily clinical practicing in clinics, he also now serves as an Associate Professor in the Taipei Medical University School of Dentistry since 2016. In 2015, Dr. Tsai immigrated to Canada after he qualified the National Dental Examining Board of Canada.
Dr. Tsai’s primary focus is serving with you to provide the dental surgical treatment you need. Working with PacificWest Dental Group associates, he supports the team to achieve the best treatment outcome.
Dr. Tsai lives in Burnaby BC with his family. In his spare time, Dr. Tsai enjoys guitar playing, reading, movies and spending time in screenplay writing. He plans to be a movie director in the near future.