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Meet Doctor
Paul Pocock

I have the best job in the world: I truly love getting up in the morning to come to work!

I am thrilled when I see the improvements we are able to make to someone’s appearance and function, and the enormous effect that can have on the person’s self-esteem and confidence.

Orthodontics requires science, medicine, and art, along with the ability to connect with each patient and understand what will serve them best. It is essential to develop a treatment approach that not only delivers the radiant smile, but also provides stable function so the person is able to enjoy a lifetime of oral health.

I feel very privileged to have the confidence of parents who bring their children to me, and equally appreciate the trust of my adult patients. Creating something so personal that will affect the individual’s health and emotional well-being for years to come, is a great responsibility.

After 35 years of practice, I take that responsibility as seriously as I did the day I saw my first patient.

I have the best job in the world: I truly love getting up in the morning to come to work!

My Orthodontic Story

How did your orthodontic story begin?

I spent my school years in South Wales and then in the suburbs of London, UK. I attended the oldest dental school in the world: The Royal Dental Hospital in Leicester Square, in the heart of London.

Following dental school, I completed challenging residencies in oral surgery and periodontics before spending a year at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, where my interest in working with cleft lip and palate patients began.

I worked as a general dentist in Australia and Canada before completing my graduate training in orthodontics at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.

What excites you about orthodontics?

One of the most exciting things about orthodontics is the ongoing research: from that emerges new technologies and treatment modalities which give practitioners greater options for our patients. Continuing education helps me stay at the forefront of these advances.

As a result of the postgraduate coursework I have completed, I am now about to treat complex cases with Invisalign®, as well as teenagers with Invisalign Teen and younger children with Invisalign First. I also utilize several technologies that can reduce treatment time by almost 50% for some patients.

What type of professional activities do you take part in?

I have lectured around the world on cleft and craniofacial treatment and am an assistant clinical professor in the graduate program at UBC. In addition, I am a team orthodontist with the cleft palate team at BC Children’s Hospital and am a consultant at the National Hospital of Odontostomatology in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, with their cleft team.

What else would you like your patients to know about you?

Born and raised in South Wales and the suburbs of London, UK, I’ve lived in West Vancouver with my family for the past 25 years.

Sharon, my wife, is the heart of our family. She works part time at the office and remembers everyone’s name, their grandparents’ names, and where their cottage is! She is very upbeat and cheerful. Sharon trained as a nurse and midwife in Australia; when we met in London she was running a special intensive care ward for patients undergoing head and neck surgery.

Son Tristan is my office technician. He makes many of the appliances and retainers. He is really enjoying his new toy, a 3D printer, which benefits our patients because it cuts down on the number of impressions. He and I are petrol heads and enjoy cycling and biking together.

Daughter Sara runs our family equine business. She trains dressage horses and riders, competes at a high level internationally, and organizes our breeding program and stallions.

When I’m not in the office, you’ll most often find me boating, cycling, and shoveling horse manure! I love being a farmer with the horses, especially driving the tractor!

Professional Affiliations

British Columbia Society of Orthodontists

Canadian Society of Orthodontists

American Association of Orthodontists

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists

Angle Society of Orthodontists

World Federation of Orthodontists

Canadian Dental Association

American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

Royal College of Dentists of Canada, fellow

Royal Society of Medicine

Insurance & Billing

The cost of your orthodontic treatment will vary, depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. Our staff will discuss the cost of your treatment and each available payment plan option with you, so you can make the best choice for yourself and your smile. We will work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget, and you will know what to expect before beginning treatment.

Why Choose Our Practice


Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best orthodontic care whenever you need it. Our practice accepts most major credit cards. Click here to use our payment plan calculator!


Our educational commitment to patients ensures that you receive all the information you desire in order to make informed decisions and achieve the change you want to see in your smile.


Our team is committed to continuous education, development, and training to keep us at the forefront of orthodontic best practices.

1,000+ Satisfied Patients

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Excellent service, super friendly staff... All I can say is , I highly recommend!

Armando N.

Rating: 5/5

Contact Your North Vancouver Orthodontist Smiles by Pocock

224 Esplanade W Suite 600
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A4

Office Hours

Mon: Closed
Tues: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thur: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat: By Appointment Only
Sun: Closed

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