Dr. Derek Hou, DMD, MSD
CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN ORTHODONTICS
During my time in practice, I’ve seen hundreds of hours spent in the waiting room and thousands more hours of missed school, work, social obligations, sports games, and more, as patients rearrange their lives to fit into an office’s busy schedule. I wanted to create a new kind of orthodontic office where the opposite is true: we fit our treatment into our patients’ lives, letting them enjoy all of life’s big moments without any interruption. We believe in prioritizing our patient’s smile and our patient’s time.
Meet Dr. Derek Hou
Dr. Derek Hou was born and raised in Vancouver and graduated from Columbia University in New York City, where he met his wife Esther (who is also from Vancouver!). He completed his D.M.D. degree at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, graduating summa cum laude, and then spent 3 years at the University of Washington for his orthodontic specialty residency, where he earned his Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry.
Dr. Hou has published multiple research articles in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Progress in Orthodontics. He is consistently up to date with the latest advances in digital orthodontics and Invisalign treatment and is an active member of the BC Society of Orthodontics and the American Association of Orthodontics.
After completing his orthodontic training, Dr. Hou moved back to Vancouver and is happy to be back in his hometown with his wife, his two sons (ages 3 and 1) and his adopted rescue pup named Xiao Long Bao (“Soup Dumpling”)
Dr. Derek Hou is a certified specialist in orthodontics. He first completed dental school and was licensed as a general dentist before going on to do three additional years of specialty training on how to move teeth, correct bites, and improve dental facial growth. He continues to do research in digital orthodontics and has published his findings in multiple academic journals. In total, he has completed 11+ years of training and puts all of this experience into practice when he helps design the best smiles for our patients.
- Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Completed Fellowship Exam, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (2017)
- Completed Board Certification, American Board of Orthodontics (2017)
- University of Washington - Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) and Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics 2017
- Harvard University - Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) 2014
- Columbia University - Bachelor of Arts (BA) 2009