Graduate Degree

Intercalated Degree
  • University of Dundee , 1999 , Dundee , Scotland

Medical School

  • University of Dundee , 2002 , Dundee , Scotland


  • University of Hong Kong , 2009 , Hong Kong


Dental Surgery
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh , 2011 , Edinburgh , Scotland


Craniofacial Orthodontics
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine / Boston Children’s Hospital , 2014 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

In my treatment of children born with facial differences I aim to maximize aesthetics and function while minimizing the longer term dental burdens.


 Dr. MacLaine is a full time Craniofacial Orthodontist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Instructor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. His main research interest is in the field of Pre-surgical Orthopedics for infants with Cleft lip and palate.


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. MacLaine JK, Thickett EM, Power SM. Nationwide survey of surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Dec; 51(8):841-4. View abstract
  2. Tang SJ, Meikle MC, MacLaine JK, Wong RW, Rabie BM. Altered serum levels of the osteoclast-specific TRACP 5b isoform in Chinese children undergoing orthodontic treatment. Eur J Orthod. 2013 Apr; 35(2):169-74. View abstract
  3. MacLaine JK, Rabie AB, Wong R. Does orthodontic tooth movement cause an elevation in systemic inflammatory markers? Eur J Orthod. 2010 Aug; 32(4):435-40. View abstract