Dr. Sandra Tai, Richmond, BC


Complex restorative cases often require an interdisciplinary approach for optimized treatment outcome in esthetics, form and function.

Recent innovations in technology and clear aligners have revolutionized treatment planning possibilities for patients presenting with multiple dental issues requiring complex comprehensive treatment. This will be illustrated with clinical cases demonstrating how a pre-restorative orthodontic phase with clear aligners can facilitate a more ideal restorative outcome for veneer placement, preparing single tooth implant sites and creating anterior or posterior occlusal clearance to facilitate restorative treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to use digital software to plan tooth movements in preparation for veneers
  2. How to prepare a single tooth implant site using clear aligners
  3. How to create occlusal clearance fore restorative treatment using clear aligners

Bio: Dr Sandra Khong Tai received her graduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota, USA. She is a practicing Specialist in Orthodontics in Vancouver, Canada and Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia. She is also Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. Dr Sandra Tai has been an Invisalign certified orthodontist since 2000 and is currently an Invisalign Diamond Plus Provider who has treated over 3,000 cases with Invisalign clear aligners. Dr Tai is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Aligner Orthodontics and the author of the textbook “Clear Aligner Technique”. (Quintessence Publishing 2018) which has been translated into 11 languages – English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Turkish and Japanese. She has authored a chapter on Clear Aligner Treatment in the 7th edition of Graber’s Orthodontics (Elsevier 2021), and she is also a reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Dr Tai is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, a Fellow of the College of

Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists, Canada. Professional affiliations include memberships in the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists and Edward H Angle Society of Orthodontists. Dr Tai has lectured extensively on clear aligner technique all over the world. She is one of the pioneer testing doctors on Invisalign with Mandibular Advancement and Invisalign First appliance and is involved in several research projects on clear aligners.