The Doctors

Your Orthodontists

The Daly Orthodontists’ team focuses on trust and comfort during your orthodontic experience. Dr. Chen and his staff of doctors and dental hygienists thoughtfully guide you through a program customized for you and your unique smile.

Dr. James Chen DDS, PhD, MPH

The Early Journey


Dr. James Chen was born in Beijing, China and his family immigrated to the United States in the early 80’s looking for a better life.  After moving around the bay area his family settled in Fremont.  Dr. Chen received his Bachelor of Science with Highest Honors from University of California at Davis. After graduation Dr. Chen worked as a research associate at Stanford University focusing on cancer research.  He carried his academic career at University of California at San Francisco for both dental school and his PhD.

Professional Progression

As Dr. Chen matriculated through his dual degree at UCSF, he realized his passion for orthodontics.  Towards the end of his PhD studies, he started his residency at UCSF Orthodontic Residency.   Dr. Chen obtained his dental degree in 2005, and PhD/Orthodontic Certificate in 2011.

Vocation to Practice

Upon graduation he stayed at his alma mater as faculty working on different research projects focusing on access to orthodontic care for children in the bay area.  While working on his research interests, he became The Daly Orthodontist in Daly City.  At his office Dr. Chen is committed to providing the highest level of orthodontic care to both children and adults.  He is extremely dedicated to orthodontic excellence; he is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is currently an affiliate member of The Angle Society of Orthodontics (Northern California Component).  In addition to clinical activities here in Daly City, Dr. Chen also works with craniofacial patients at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland.

Commitment and Community

In addition to his dedication to orthodontics he is equally committed to helping improve the overall oral health of his communities.  He went back to school to receive a fellowship in clinical research and Master’s in Public Health.  He uses this combination to develop local research and community projects to improve access to orthodontic care.  He is also a full-time faculty member at the University of Pacific Orthodontic program.

Time Well Spent

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family (wife and son), playing golf, and running.  He has and continue to be involved in dental mission trips to countries that critically need dental care (Mongolia, Cambodia, Guatemala).

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Dr. Bianca Lau

Dr. LauEarly Years

Dr. Bianca Lau was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Growing up in an immigrant family, she is fluent in Cantonese and proficient in Mandarin. She is also a beginner in Spanish. She attended a technical arts high school where she was involved with all types of visual arts such as painting, ceramics, wood working, and jewelry making. As someone who has always enjoyed detailed work that requires a lot of hand skills, she knew she wanted to be a dentist since she was young.


With the dream of becoming a dentist, she attended University of the Pacific's accelerated dental program for both undergraduate studies and graduate dental school. She also completed her post-graduate orthodontics residency at University of the Pacific, where she earned her Masters in Science of Dentistry.

Vocation to Practice

Dr. Lau was involved with a student exchange trip with dental students at Peking University School of Stomatology in Beijing, China. During her orthodontic residency, she treated many patients with craniofacial anomalies, which inspired her to complete her research on surgical prediction needs in cleft lip and palate patients.

Time Well Spent

In her free time, she enjoys weightlifting, painting, baking, and traveling. She has been to over 20 countries and documents her trips with self-made travel videos.