Dr. Edmund Liem

Dr_Edmund_LiemDr. Edmund Liem has been in general dentistry for 34 years. He graduated in January 1979 from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. He went in private general practice in the city of Nijmegen till 1994.

He moved to Canada in 1994 and is in general practice in the city of Chilliwack, BC, Canada. Since then he pursued his interest in Orthodontics, TMD and Sleep Disordered Breathing; to learn and stay up to date he has spent more than 2000 hours of continuing education on the topics of Orthodontics, Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Disordered Breathing.

In 2011 Dr. Edmund Liem founded with Dr. Arshad Pirani and Dr. Roger Cheung the Vancouver TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre, a practice limited to the non-surgical therapies for TMD, Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Disordered Breathing. This practice is one of the centres that belong to the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre International, founded by Dr. Steven Olmos. At this time there are 15 centres located in the world; 5 of them are in Canada.

Since 2001 Dr. Liem has lectured in Canada and the USA on the topics of Digital Photography, Electro Diagnostics, Orthodontics, TMD and Sleep Disordered Breathing (Snoring and Sleep Apnea). Dr. Liem founded in 2001 the study club “OrthoDocs”.

  • D.A.B.C.P. (Diplomate American Board of Craniofacial Pain)
  • D.A.B.C.D.S.M. (Diplomate American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine)
  • D.I.B.O. (Diplomate International Board of Orthodontics)
  • D.A.A.P.M. (Diplomate American Academy of Pain Management)
  • D.C.A.P.M. (Diplomate Canadian Academy of Pain Management)
  • F.I.A.O. (Fellow International Association of Orthodontics)
  • F.A.A.C.P. (Fellow American Academy of Craniofacial Pain)
  • F.I.C.C.M.O. (Fellow International College of Cranio Mandibular Orthopedics)
  • C.A.A.F.O. (Certified American Association for Functional Orthodontics)
  • Master Instructor International Association of Orthodontics

Board member in:

  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP)
  • Canadian Chapter of the AACP, president
  • International Board of Orthodontics (IBO), scretary
  • North American Association of Facial Orthotropics (NAAFO)

Curriculum Vitae

  • Graduated in 1979 from Dental School of University of Nijmegen, theNetherlands.
  • In private general practice 1979-1994 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
  • In private general practice in Chilliwack, BC, Canada 1994 – present.
  • Appointed dental staff of Chilliwack General Hospital, 1994 – present
  • Appointed member Advisory Committee dental assistant school University Fraser Valley. 1995 – present.
  • President of Dental staff of Chilliwack General Hospital. 1998 – 2004
  • Certification of the use of BioResearch equipment. 2002
  • Mastership of the use of BioResearch equipment. 2003
  • Fellowship of the International Association of Orthodontics. 2003
  • Certification of the internet course” Update of Orofacial Pain”, University of New Jersey, 2004
  • Fellowship of the International College of Cranio Mandibular Orthopedics, 2004
  • Mastership of the American Association for Functional Orthodontics, 2005
  • Certification Head & Neck Anatomy and Diagnostics and therapeutic injections (AACP), 2006
  • Certification in Sleep Disordered Breathing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, (AACP), 2006
  • Diplomate American Academy of Pain Management, 2006
  • Fellowship American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, 2006
  • Diplomate American Board of Craniofacial Pain, 2006
  • Certification American Association of Functional Orthodontics, 2007
  • Diplomate Canadian Academy of Pain Management, 2007
  • Diplomate International Board of Orthodontics, 2009
  • Diplomate Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciples, 2011
  • Diplomate American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, 2013


  • CDA (Canadian Dental Association)
  • ADSBC (Association of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia)
  • AAFO (American Association Functional Orthodontics)
  • IAO (International Association of Orthodontics)
  • AADSM (American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine)
  • AACFP (American Academy of Cranio Facial Pain)
  • ICCMO (International College of Cranio Mandibular Orthopedics)
  • AAPM (American Academy of Pain Management)
  • AAOP (American Academy of Orofacial Pain)
  • NAAFO (North American Association of Facial Orthotropics)

Lectures and presentations

  • Rondeau Ski Seminar, Whistler, BC; 2001 (Digital photography)
  • Toronto Spring Symposium, 2001; (Digital Photography)
  • Annual BioResearch 2002, Milwaukee, WI; (JVA Interpretation)
  • Annual BioResearch 2003, Milwaukee, WI; (JVA Interpretation)
  • Orthodontic Conference 2003, Las Vegas, NV; (Digital Photography)
  • Orthodontic Conference 2004, Las Vegas, NV; (Digital Photography)
  • Annual IAO 2004, 2005 & 2006; (Digital Photography)
  • University of Fraser Valley, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007;
  • Chilliwack, BC (Introduction into TMD and Sleep Apnea)
  • Fraser Valley Hygiene Study Club, 2005 (Sleep Disordered Breathing)
  • Fraser Valley Hygiene Study Club, 2006 (Introduction into TMD)
  • Fraser Valley Hygiene Study Club 2007 (Introduction into Biometrics)
  • Orthodontic Study Club, 1998 – present (5 full-day sessions a year)
  • Occlusion Study Club 2003- 2005 (5 half-day sessions a year)
  • Thompson River University, Kamloops, BC, Sleep 2013
  • In-house course Digital Photography (2005)
  • In-house course (Phonetic bite registration)
  • Produced 3 instructional DVD’s – AccuLiner Mounting, Dr. John Beck’s
  • Autonomic Nervous testing and A Practical Guide for Digital Dental Photography.

Publication: The Functional Orthodontist 2007: Photographic Records for the Ortho-TMD practice.