Dr. Lai is passionate about the art and science behind orthodontics, as well as the personal side of patient care. She recognizes that orthodontics can be life-changing for patients: not only improving their oral health, but their confidence and emotional well-being as well. Firmly believing that all patients deserve treatment plans that are tailored to their unique needs and concerns, she works with patients to find the best solution to their smile goals.
Dr. Lai began her dental education at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She continued her training to specialize in the field of orthodontics by earning both her master’s degree in dental science and certificate in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from the University of Rochester, New York.
Dr. Lai believes that her patients deserve high-quality care and efficient treatment. To achieve that, Dr. Lai regularly attends professional educational meetings, local study clubs, and online courses to learn about updated technology and advances in the orthodontic field.
Dr. Lai has lived in the San Francisco East Bay area for nearly a decade. She spends her free time reading at local coffee shops or teahouses, doing yoga, and being with family.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- California Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association