Dr. Trista Felty was born and raised in Pennsylvania where she attended Villanova University and was a member of the varsity swim team. She attended Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry for her dental degree and her Orthodontic residency program. During dental school she swam the English Channel as part of a 3-person relay team to raise money for MS research. She met her husband in dental school (he suctioned her hair with a blood suction tip in the oral surgery clinic when he was supposed to be assisting her) and got imported into Canada to his hometown in British Columbia after finishing school. She is a part time faculty member in the graduate orthodontic program at the University of British Columbia and is in a private practice partnership in Abbotsford, BC. She dedicates a considerable portion of her time serving on various dental and orthodontic committees and boards, on both the local and national levels. She is a passionate advocate for having more members hold various positions in organized dentistry in recognition of the changing landscape of the dental profession. When she isn’t focusing on teeth, she enjoys being with her three daughters, her husband who is a general dentist (so there is a lot of teeth talk at dinner time), and their huge bernese mountain dog. She also loves traveling and seeing all the world has to offer, and hopes to be back visiting her American family and friends when the borders open again!