Dr. Derek Hou
Richmond Orthodontic Centre
About Dr. Derek Hou
Dr. Derek Hou was born and raised in Vancouver before moving to New York for his undergraduate degree at Columbia University. He then completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston. While in dental school, Dr. Hou was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society for his excellence in academics and leadership, an honor only given to the top students of each graduating class. After dental school, he returned to the West Coast for a rigorous three-year orthodontics residency program at the University of Washington where he earned his Master of Science in Dentistry degree and a Certificate in Orthodontics. His thesis focussed on digital treatment planning and he has extensive training in Invisalign and advanced computer-aided orthodontic techniques. Prior to moving back to Vancouver, he taught at the University of Washington as a Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics, where he helped train dental specialists. He joined the Richmond Orthodontic Centre in 2017 and contributes his experience in digital orthodontics and Invisalign.
About Richmond Orthodontic Centre
The Richmond Orthodontic Centre has been providing orthodontic treatment to Richmond, Vancouver, Burnaby and the lower mainland for over 20 years. We specialize in creating smiles using traditional braces, clear braces, Invisalign, and retainers. Our office has the unique benefit of having two certified orthodontic specialists review and treat all patients. This extra personalized attention allows us to provide the best care to our patients. Our team is happy to provide services in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Tagalog.