About Our Doctors

 Dr. Michael Kersey

Dr. Kersey

Since 2002, Dr. Michael Kersey has been helping patients of all ages achieve a beautiful and confident smile. Dr. Kersey obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree in 1996 from the University of British Columbia and worked for three years as a General Dentist in Vernon. He then acquired his orthodontic specialty training and Master of Science from the University of Alberta in 2002 after 2.5 years of full time graduate school.  Participating in post-graduate residencies and obtaining his master's degree allowed Dr. Kersey to develop greater expertise in the specialty of orthodontics.

Dr. Kersey stays on the cutting edge of the latest advancements in orthodontics by maintaining memberships with numerous prestigious organizations such as the:

  • Canadian Association of Orthodontists

  • American Association of Orthodontists

  • British Columbia Society of Orthodontists

  • Canadian Dental Association

  • British Columbia Dental Association

  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists

  • College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia

  • Vernon Dental Association

 In his personal life, Dr. Kersey is married and has three sons. He volunteers as a soccer coach and an Alpine ski coach. He enjoys Alpine skiing, cross country skiing, cycling, recreational hockey, camping and hiking.

 

Dr. Johnny Tran

Johnny pic

Dr. Johnny Tran's own personal experience with orthodontic treatment was truly a transforming and inspiring part of his life.  That is the type of positive impact he wishes to impart on the lives of others as he guides them through their orthodontic journey.  Dr. Tran was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2014 from the University of Saskatchewan with numerous academic awards and scholarships.  After completing dental school, Dr. Tran completed a one-year general practice residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.  There, he practiced dentistry with an emphasis on Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, delivering care to patients of all ages with complex medical conditions and patients with special needs in a hospital setting.  Subsequently, Dr. Tran practiced as a general dentist in Vernon prior to moving to London, Ontario where he pursued his passion for orthodontics and completed the Graduate Program at the University of Western Ontario.  Here, he also earned his Master's degree and has published articles and authored in textbook chapters on Invisalign and clear aligner treatment.  Dr. Tran successfully challenged the National Dental Specialty Exam to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and is also a member of many distinguished dental/orthodontic organizations including:

  • Canadian Association of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • British Columbia Society of Orthodontists
  • Canadian Dental Association
  • British Columbia Dental Association
  • College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
  • Vernon Dental Society
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    In his spare time, Dr. Tran likes photography, cycling, hiking, snowboarding, tennis and enjoying life with his fiancé, Nicole.  Dr. Tran is thrilled to be returning to the Vernon community and joining the wonderful team at North Okanagan Orthodontic Clinic providing the highest level of care in a warm and friendly environment.  He looks forward to meeting you and your family!