Our Orthodontic Doctors
Dr. Lesley Williams
A Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. Lesley Williams grew up in Victoria, BC with her parents and two sisters. In fact, her twin sister Michelle became her university roommate at UBC! Alike in appearance and interests, the twins went on to specialize in the dental field. Life in the city was a great fit for Dr. Williams, and Vancouver quickly became her home.
After being awarded her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree in 1989, Dr. Williams then spent six years as a dentist in general practice before deciding that she wanted to further her education by undertaking three extra years of highly specialized training in orthodontics. With her Masters in Science (Orthodontics) degree under her belt, she went on to sit the Orthodontic Specialty Fellowship exams through the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. To date, her status as an active leader in the orthodontic profession means that she holds the following qualifications and positions:
- Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada
- Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
- Examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and the American Board of Orthodontics.
- Former president of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (representing 2900 orthodontists from the 4 western Canadian provinces and 8 western American states).
- Active member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists.
In addition to having a wealth of experience and qualifications, Dr. Williams has a deeply passionate approach to her work. She is committed, above all else, to providing outstanding, highly individualized care to each and every one of her patients. She prides herself on combining outstanding orthodontic care with a relaxed, fun attitude to her profession, and she loves incorporating exciting new technological advancements into her practice. At South Surrey Smiles, Dr. Williams is supported by a dedicated team of specialty trained, experienced and certified staff who share her goals and values.
In her free time, Dr. Williams loves to spend time with her family and friends. Her other hobbies include traveling to new places and riding her bike. However, since education is her natural passion, she also spends a lot of her time voluntarily undertaking further learning and giving back to the orthodontic profession. When you meet her, you’ll just know her #1 priority is perfecting your teeth.