Dr. Jay Nagamatsu

Dr. Jay Nagamatsu

Certified Specialist in Orthodontics

Title: Orthodontist

Years in orthodontics & dentistry: 17

Serving our clinic since: 2008


Professional Experience

Dr. Nagamatsu, or Dr. Jay as he is known to his patients, brings with him years of experience as both a general dentist and a specialized orthodontist. Experiences like working with the Cleft Lip / Palate team during his residency helped shape his career, teaching him the value of patient care.

For Dr. Jay, orthodontics is a combination of art and science, allowing him to strategize and plan each patient’s treatment. He is committed to quality in every aspect of his work, from excellence in the field to giving back to his community, including coaching minor hockey and providing his players with custom mouth guards. His enthusiastic and approachable nature allows him to develop strong relationships with his patients.

EDUCATION

Certificate in Orthodontics & Masters of Science – Saint Louis University, 2008
Doctor of Dental Medicine – Tufts University, 1999
Bachelor of Science: Microbiology – Cornell University, 1995

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

2008 to present: Orthodontist, White Rock, BC
2005 to 2008: Resident, Saint Louis University
2005 to 2008: Member of Congenital Abnormalities Craniofacial Team, Saint Louis University
2005 to 2008: Member of Cleft Lip and Palate Team, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
1999 to 2005: Private General Dental Practice: Langley, BC

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Canadian Dental Association
  • BC Society of Orthodontists
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honours Society

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

2008 to present: Clinical Instructor for the Dental Assisting Orthodontic Module
2005 to 2008: Class President, Saint Louis University
2007: Chairperson of the Graduate Orthodontic Residents Program, Saint Louis University
2000 to 2005: Board of Directors at Mount Lehman Credit Union, Mt. Lehman, BC