Meet Dr. Don Cronin
As an orthodontist, I strive to achieve the most optimal functional and aesthetic results for each of my patients. In doing so, I hope to change their lives for the better!
At heart, I am a people-person and enjoy spending my days surrounded by diverse individuals. I like the enthusiasm and freshness of my younger patients as they grow into young adults. I equally appreciate the excitement of my adult patients, who are in the process of obtaining the beautiful, healthy smile they have long desired. Seeing the positive changes in each individual’s personality as their smile is transformed is deeply rewarding.
I’ve now practiced for more than 25 years and still look forward to the day before me: the people I’ll interact with, the clinical challenges each presents, and how we will work together to achieve the smiles they desire!
I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, and then practiced dentistry for a year in Ottawa. This was followed by a two-year stint at the School of Dental Therapy in Fort Smith, NWT, where I taught basic dental procedures to dental therapists. I traveled throughout the north, visiting remote communities and setting up basic treatment plans for dental therapists to follow.
I then returned to the University of Western Ontario, where I earned my specialization in Orthodontics and was awarded the Canadian Dental Research Award. Upon graduation, I opened my practice in Langley, British Columbia, where I have provided quality orthodontic care to Langley, Surrey, and Fraser Valley families.
Orthodontics is an ever-changing specialty. I enjoy keeping abreast of scientifically proven and up-to-date treatments, technologies, and diagnoses in order to provide the highest level of care to my patients.
I am an active member of the:
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Canadian Association of Orthodontists
- World Federation of Orthodontists
- British Columbia Society of Orthodontists
- Canadian Society of Orthodontists, fellow
Through these organizations I am able to constantly advance my knowledge and expand my skills with continuing education (CE). I attend orthodontic specialist CE courses, meetings, and conventions throughout the year: locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. I also completed a comprehensive course in occlusion and facial aesthetics at the Roth Williams Center in Burlingame, CA.
Additionally, I have given lectures as a part-time clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia Dental School. I have also lectured to local dental professionals and am a current member of the Spear Study Club.
Beyond the Office
I grew up in Southern Ontario and have resided in South Surrey for many years. My wife and I have four children, as well as four grandchildren. When I am not analyzing and planning the most ideal treatment approaches for my patients, most of my spare time is dedicated to being with family and friends.
I enjoy hiking, skiing, fishing, and traveling. I practice Tae-Kwando (4th Dan) and Hapkido (2nd degree). I am an amateur radio operator, and have been a pilot and a scuba diver!