Meet Dr. Nagamatsu

Creating Beauty and Confidence, One Person and One Smile at a Time

Practicing orthodontics is immensely rewarding, personally and professionally.

My work allows me to see people change, physically and emotionally, as they gain confidence and health during the treatment process. Nothing is more fulfilling than watching a person move from feeling self-conscious about their appearance to feeling secure in how they look, as they see the change in their teeth: those growing smiles, and the boost in the person’s self-esteem, never cease to make me smile!

As an orthodontist, I meet and build connections with people of all ages from wonderfully diverse backgrounds. I appreciate each person’s unique stories and personality and look forward to learning who they are.

Whether I’m seeing a child for early treatment, working with a teen preparing to graduate, or ensuring an adult is achieving the beautiful smile they have long desired, my focus is always on that individual. I design their treatment plan to deliver lasting oral health, beyond their smile, and strive to make the process efficient and comfortable.

I sincerely hope that people remember their time at White Rock Orthodontic Center as an enjoyable experience. Dr. Sonya and I, along with our staff, put 100% effort into delivering top-notch service!

— Dr. Jay

Education and Clinical Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in microbiology – Cornell University, 1995
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1999
  • Certificate in orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) – Saint Louis University, 2007

Following completion of dental school in 1999, Dr. Nagamatsu worked in a private general dental practice in Langley, BC, for six years. This experience provided insight into individual long-term oral health needs. When he designs his patients’ treatment plan, he is able to look beyond aesthetics and incorporate lasting stability and function, as well.

From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Nagamatsu was a member of the Cleft Lip and Palate Team at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and the Congenital Abnormalities Craniofacial Team at Saint Louis University.

After completing his orthodontics certificate, residency, and Master of Science in dentistry studies, Dr. Nagamatsu entered into practice as an orthodontist in White Rock.

Continuing Education and Professional Memberships

Dr. Nagamatsu is committed to staying current on the latest orthodontic techniques and treatments. Through continuing education courses, attendance at lectures and seminars, and participation in multiple study groups, he learns from leaders in the field and alongside his peers.

He is an active member of the:

  • British Columbia Society of Orthodontists
  • Canadian Association of Orthodontists
  • World Federation of Orthodontists
  • Spear Study Club
  • Ortho Gen X Study Club

Beyond the Practice

Originally from Abbotsford, Dr. Nagamatsu and his family now reside in South Surrey. Catherine Carrière, his wife, is a flight attendant who loves traveling the world. The couple has been married since 2002 and has two sons: Tak, born in 2004, loves hockey, rugby, baseball, and golf; and Kai, born in 2006, loves football, basketball, and fishing.

When he’s not seeing patients, Dr. Nagamatsu is usually with his family and their friends. He enjoys cooking and trying new recipes, coaching hockey and baseball, and can often be found golfing, fishing, and seeking outdoor adventures with his family.