Jasper Place Orthodontics

About Us

Dr. James Mergaert

Dr. James Mergaert has been creating beautiful smiles in Edmonton since 1994. Dr. Mergaert completed his Bachelor of Science and Dental degrees at the University of Alberta in 1980. After dental school, Dr. Mergaert practiced general and hospital dentistry in Edson, Alberta for twelve years before returning to orthodontic specialty school at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Mergaert obtained his specialty Certificate of Orthodontics in 1994 and returned to Edmonton to open his orthodontic practice.

In 2012, Dr. Mergaert opened his new Jasper Place Orthodontics Office at 17560 100 Ave in the West Point Center North complex. The new office has digital imaging, CBCT 3D radiography, paperless charting and an in-house lab. There is plenty of level accessible parking with easy access to the Whitemud Freeway and Anthony Henday Drive.

Dr. Mergaert and Cindy, his wife of forty years, have three adult children and two grandchildren. In his leisure time, Dr. Mergaert enjoys many outdoor activities including bicycle touring, motorcycle touring, boating, fishing, snow skiing, and jogging.

Dr. Nathan Ng

Dr. Nathan Ng joined the team at Jasper Place Orthodontics in October 2019. He was born and raised in Leduc, where his father and sister currently practice dentistry. Dr. Ng completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. After university, he attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated summa cum laude with his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Ng went on to complete two and a half years of advanced specialty training at the University of Colorado and earned his orthodontic specialty certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry.

Since returning to Edmonton in the summer of 2017, he has been working in private practice and teaching part-time at the University of Alberta School of Dentistry. Dr. Ng is fluent in both English and Cantonese. When he isn’t caring for patients, Dr. Ng can often be found skiing, hiking, cycling, volunteering as a mentor with Big Brother & Big Sisters of Edmonton, and cheering on the Oilers.

Our Team

We are dedicated in making our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff have many years of combined experience, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each client. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff treat clients with respect while meeting each need.