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Walnut Grove Orthodontist

About Your Walnut Grove Orthodontist

Whether you are an adult or teenager that needs braces, or are looking for something less noticeable such as Invisalign, our team & Certified Orthodontic Specialist Dr. Richard Standerwick are ready to work with you to help you find the best solution for you.

Finding us is pretty convenient as well, located just off Hwy 1 you can find us located in The Village at Thunderbird Centre. 

We are proud to offer modern technology to make your appointment as comfortable and efficient as it can be. 

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Meet Our Orthodontic Team

Our whole team which includes our Orthodontic Specialist and certified dental assistants are dedicated to making sure you are comfortable throughout your orthodontic treatment, whether it’s in the chair, or with the decisions you make.

We are here to support you through your orthodontic treatment every step of the way.

Dr. Richard Standerwick

Dr. Richard Standerwick

Certified Specialist in Orthodontics

Dr. Richard G. Standerwick, Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, is a native of Vancouver, graduated high school at Burnaby Central Senior Secondary (1989) and received a BSc. in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia (1993). He completed his dental school education at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL) and returned to Vancouver (associated with Dr. R. W. Standerwick) and then Surrey, BC to practice dentistry (1997-2005).

Dr. Standerwick received his Certificate of Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry from(2007). During his orthodontic residency, Dr. Standerwick developed a new method of cephalometric superimposition for growth and treatment analysis, and a new craniofacial growth model.

Dr. Standerwick has 3 amazing children and lives in Langley where he hopes to impact the community in a positive way.

Dr. Standerwick has the following distinctions:

Dr. Standerwick’s interests are with research, growth and development, temporary anchorage devices (TADS), temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dynamics, genetics and lingual braces.  See Publications.

Dr. Standerwick enjoys hockey, soccer, fishing, woodworking and his family.

Dr. Standerwick is a member of a number of associations including the:

  • Canadian Association of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • BC Dental Association
  • Canadian Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Indiana University Orthodontic Alumni Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Vanguard Society
Dr. Standerwick's Publications

A possible etiology for the dilaceration and flexion of permanent tooth roots relative to bone remodeling gradients in alveolar bone.
Standerwick RG
Dental Hypotheses 2014 Vol 5 Issue 1

Orthodontic treatment considerations for a patient with erythropoietic protoporphyria.
Standerwick RG, Yen EHK, Pliska B
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 2013 Vol 144(6); pp.899-908
The aponeurotic tension model of craniofacial growth in man.
Standerwick RG, Roberts WE
The Open Dentistry Journal. 2009 Vol 3; pp.100-113.

Comparison of the Bolton Standards to longitudinal cephalograms superimposed on the occipital condyle (I-point).
Standerwick RG, Roberts WE, Hartsfield JK, Babler WJ, Katona TR.
Journal of Orthodontics. March 2009 (36): 23-35.

Cephalometric Superimposition on the Occipital Condyles as a Longitudinal Growth Assessment Reference: I-Point and I-Curve.
Standerwick R, Roberts E, Hartsfield J Jr, Babler W, Kanomi R.
The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology. 2008 Volume 291 Issue 12, Pages 1603 – 1610
Not all Class II patients alike
Standerwick RG
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. 2009; 136:143
Re: change of incisor inclination effects on points A and B. Angle Orthod. 2009:79(May); 462-7. Rasha Al-Abdwani, David R.Moles, Joseph Harold Noar.
Standerwick RG
Angle Orthodontist. 2009 Mar;79(2):i.

Treatment Analysis.
Standerwick RG.
Dent Today. 2001 Nov;20(11):6. No abstract available.

Dr. Standerwick is a member of the editorial review board for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthodopedics (2008 to present) and has reviewed for the journals Head and Face Medicine, Clinical Anatomy and the International Journal of Stomotology and Occlusion Medicine.

At Walnut Grove Orthodontics, we offer overnight evaluation with a pulse oximeter (measures blood oxygen saturation) to aid diagnostic evaluation of airway issues. There are orthodontic/orthopedic growth modifying treatments that are believed helpful for improving airway function in certain cases. The following are not peer-reviewed articles and there is a certain amount of conjecture; diagnosis of airway issues should be co-ordinated with a physician.

I enjoyed contemplating and writing about these subjects; I hope that you will find them useful.

Kindest regards,

Dr. Richard Standerwick

Dr. Mark Hamanishi

Dr. Mark Hamanishi

Certified Specialist in Orthodontics

Dr. Mark Hamanishi is absolutely thrilled to join the Walnut Grove Orthodontics team!

Dr. Mark grew up in Surrey and earned his undergraduate degree in Nutritional Sciences from UBC. He then moved to Boston where he received his DMD from Boston University and then to Pittsburgh where he completed his Orthodontic specialization at the University of Pittsburgh. He enjoyed a 6-year adventure practicing in Calgary, AB before moving back home to BC.

After several years approaching Orthodontics from all facets, Dr. Mark has spent the past 5 years focusing his Orthodontic skillset on clear aligner therapy for all ages and he treats hundreds of complex malocclusions each year using Invisalign®. Two years ago, he started his own Invisalign® mentoring company where he uses his expertise to remotely guide general dentists in the treatment of their own patients.

Dr. Mark tries to balance out his nerdiness in the office by trying to play golf (keyword- ‘trying’), running (he’s even run a marathon), and playing soccer (he’s no CR7, but played throughout his childhood and into University).

He has two rambunctious kiddos at home: a daughter obsessed with insects, dinosaurs, and rollerblading, and a son who wants to be just like his big sister, or maybe a superhero. He’s married to his equally nerdy, high school sweetheart who is both a scientist and a high school teacher.

Dr. Mark believes in using the latest digital technology to treat his patients and he can’t wait to meet you and reveal your new smile at your consultation using our 3D scanner and an instant smile simulator. We know… super nerdy stuff, but hey, that’s our new Orthodontist!

Convenient, Central Location

Our location is right in the heart of Walnut Grove, and just off of Hwy 1, making us easily accessible for anyone in Langley or the surrounding area.

The views from our chairs are pretty spectacular as well!

Our Technology

We offer modern procedures and equipment to make your treatment fast and effective! On top of that, we provide plenty of options for braces, such as Invisalign, Incognito braces and Damon brackets to make sure you get the most modern choices.

Want to see what your smile will look like after orthodontic treatment? Our smile simulation technology allows us to do so!

Come in and see what a difference the newest advances in orthodontic treatment have to offer you.