Dr. Vivian H. Chan is a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Chan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary, and achieved the highest overall grade point average in her graduating class. After completing a Master of Science degree in Neuroscience with support from several prestigious scholarships, Dr. Chan received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University, where she graduated at the top of her class and was inducted into a national Dental Honor Society (Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Omega Chapter). She received her Master of Science degree in Orthodontics from the distinguished Department of Orthodontics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She presented her thesis, “The Role of Female Reproductive Hormones in the Etiopathogenesis of Temporomandibular Joint Disease in Women,” at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) International Conference in 2007. For her academic and research achievements, Dr. Chan has won numerous awards and received several scholarships at the university, provincial, and national levels.
Dr. Chan is committed to advancing her expertise in the specialty of orthodontics. She attends continuing education (CE) seminars and, along with Dr. Schabel, she hosts CE courses on a variety of topics related to treatment timing in orthodontics, Invisalign, and inter-disciplinary orthodontic treatment. She is also an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), American Dental Association (ADA), Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO), California Association of Orthodontists (CAO), California Dental Association (CDA), and the Monterey Bay Dental Society (MBDS).
Dr. Chan is married to Dr. Brian Schabel, and is also his partner in orthodontic practice. Together, they have a son, Kaeden, and a dog, Ronan, a boxer who has extended her puppyhood far beyond her puppy years. Dr. Chan speaks English, French, and Chinese (Mandarin and basic Cantonese) and has started learning Spanish. She started playing classical piano at the age of eight, and went on to receive her Performer’s degree from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto. She enjoys running, mountain biking, and great food.