I am enthusiastic and passionate about what I do and I feel very lucky to be an orthodontist. I get to meet new people every day in the office, and I always learn a lot about them. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to impact the lives of others in a positive way.Because I see my patients every month for a couple of years, I really get a chance to get to know them, watching the young ones grow and mature. It makes me the happiest when a patient comes in and is excited be here and wants to share good news with me, like graduating, getting straight A’s, or their first goal at a soccer game. They know that I’m interested in them, I care, and I am proud of their accomplishments.
I appreciate that they are willing to let me help them with their smiles, and that they are willing to do their part, too. It’s a team effort because the orthodontist, the patient, the family, and the staff all have to work together to create beautiful smiles!
Bachelors of Science, University of Western Ontario
Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
General Practice Residency, University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital
Orthodontic Specialty, New York University in Manhattan
Board Eligible for the American Board of Orthodontists
Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada
During my time at New York University, I was an instructor for the Invisalign:registered: course for dental students, and the orthodontic course for the dental honors students. I’ve learned so much during my education and enjoy sharing this knowledge with my patients and staff.
I’ve also published research in the American Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of Canadian Dentistry, and Oral Health. Our profession is moving toward evidenced-based practices and I think it’s very important to help support this.
While practicing as a general dentist, I had the opportunity to provide dental care to the First Nations’ population in the Northwest Territories, Northern Manitoba, and the Queen Charlotte Islands in BC. I also had the opportunity to provide dental outreach to children’s hospitals and orphanages in Vietnam and Cambodia, which was very rewarding. Locally, LA Orthodontics is proud to support the Sick Kids Foundation.
Canadian Association for Orthodontics
American Association for Orthodontics
Northeastern Society for Orthodontics
Family and Community
I grew up in Vancouver, BC, and am very excited to be part of the Stouffville community! We have recently joined the Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce and I have met many great people and everyone has been very welcoming. My family in Vancouver includes my parents, younger brother and sister, and my older brother in Singapore. All of us are very close and get along well. In my spare time, I enjoy ballet, travel, cooking, and snorkeling.
A gifted and dedicated student, Dr. Betty Cragg always knew she wanted to work in the health profession – either in medicine or dentistry – and she also knew that she wanted to help children. Narrowing her choice to pediatric medicine and orthodontics, she chose the latter.
Upon graduating from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1980, Dr. Cragg was invited to join the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Fraternity as a result of finishing in the top 5% of her class. In 1983, she went on to complete her Master’s in Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics from the University of Western Ontario.
In practice at the Bridletrail Medical Centre for over 26 years, Dr. Cragg has witnessed many positive changes and improvements in orthodontic treatment. Invisalign, entirely clear braces, progressive surgical approaches, mini-implants, and refined two phase treatments are all orthodontic advances that can dramatically improve the health and life experience of patients of all ages.
Dr. Cragg’s greatest professional satisfaction comes from the increased level of confidence that she sees in her patients as their orthodontic treatment progresses to completion. The excitement and happiness felt by both patients and parents as new smiles develop brings great pleasure to Dr. Cragg and her entire team. To be able to help people in such a life enhancing way has made orthodontics the ideal career choice for Dr. Cragg.
Dr. Cragg maintains active membership in the following organizations:
York Region Dental Society
Ontario Dental Association
Toronto Orthodontic Club
Ontario Association of Orthodontists
Canadian Association of Orthodontists
American Association of Orthodontists
World Association of Orthodontists
Preferred Provider of Invisalign
Dr. Betty Cragg is married with 3 sons, ages 28, 27 and 23. Now that her boys are grown, she has more time to travel and indulge in past-times including gardening, photography and learning Spanish. At home, her four cats – Ringer, Boots, Cutie and Dolly – provide an ongoing source of company and entertainment.