Meet the Doctors

Dr. Steven Budd

Dr. Budd was born and raised in Richmond. He attended the University of British Columbia for eight years, and received his Bachelor of Science in 1990 and Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1994. Upon graduation, Dr. Budd was selected to join the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon fraternity for finishing in the top 5% of his class.

As a general dentist, Dr. Budd was an assistant clinical professor at the University of British Columbia, and also a part-time staff member at Holy Family Hospital. After practicing general dentistry in East Vancouver and South Surrey for eight years, Dr. Budd decided to extend his education by pursuing a specialist degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

He was accepted into the orthodontic graduate program at the world-renowned University of Toronto. This is a specialized three-year program that includes a research and thesis element, for which Dr. Budd won various awards. In 2005, he received his Master of Science in orthodontics and his fellowship in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Budd is also a fellow of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.

In addition to running his practice, Dr. Budd is examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. The RCDC administers the fellowship board examinations that a dentist must pass before commencing practice as a certified specialist.  He also enjoys teaching orthodontic residents as a part time clinical instructor at UBC.

Dr. Budd has also published a scientific article in the European Journal of Orthodontics [PDF format, 405 KB] based on his thesis.

Outside of orthodontics, Dr. Budd enjoys spending time with his wife Teresa and his two daughters.

Dr. Laurene Yen

Dr. Yen grew up in Vancouver and has been practicing in the Lower Mainland as an orthodontist since 2015. Dr. Yen completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology and a Master of Science in Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill University in Montreal. She also obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from McGill University which was followed by a 1 year hospital residency where she received advanced training in treating immunocompromised patients and patients with disabilities.

After a year in private practice, Dr. Yen returned to school to obtain a Master of Science in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Yen is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and holds a fellowship in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. In addition to private practice, Dr. Yen is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia where she teaches graduate students training to become orthodontists.

When she is not practicing orthodontics, you can find Dr. Yen on the ski slopes, hiking or spending time with her husband and three children.

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