I am a local; born in Vancouver and raised in Port Moody. Having orthodontic treatment as a child, the transition from never smiling to a confident smile sparked my interest in passing that wonderful transformation along to others. It is a wonderful profession and a privilege to provide treatment for all my patients.
After my undergraduate studies at the United World College in Wales and at the University of British Columbia, dental school at the University of British Columbia, I practiced dentistry for a year in Qualicum Beach and then returned to school for orthodontic training at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland. I graduated in 1981 and practiced with Dr. Robert Hicks in West Vancouver until I made the move to establish my own practice here in Maple Ridge in 1988.
I regularly attend the annual meetings of the following Orthodontic Organizations to continue learning:
British Columbia Society of Orthodontists
Canadian Association of Orthodontists
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
American Association of Orthodontists
World Federation of Orthodontics
In the Community
I teach clinical orthodontics at the University of British Columbia and have been an orthodontic examiner for the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.
My husband Ian and I have two children, Adrian and Eleanor, and we enjoy spending time with them. In my spare time I enjoy volunteering in orthodontic organizations, hiking, cooking and gardening.
Serving the Maple Ridge Community for 30 years. We are devoted to state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
High Standards- Our Mission
We at Maple Ridge Orthodontics are committed to delivering the very best quality orthodontic care, personalized for every patient. We strive to be known for our professionalism and our determination to provide a friendly, caring and cheerful atmosphere that ensures our patients feel relaxed and confident about placing their orthodontic care in our hands. Building on our extensive experience and long-term service to the community, we will continue to create generations of smiles, each one reflecting our commitment to excellence.
Training & Expertise
We pride ourselves in providing the care you need. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend lectures, meetings, and conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern orthodontic office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
We offer different types of braces including clear, gold and stainless steel options. In addition we offer clear aligner techniques such as Invisalign.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their orthodontic concerns, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
Dr. Maplethorp and Dr. Siu support local charities, community events and local sports teams.