We are pleased to introduce our new dental associate, Dr. Chia Wu, who is joining our team here at Urbandale Smiles, on February 18.
Dr. Wu has been practicing dentistry for over 12 years. She received her education from the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, CA. Her passion for dentistry began when she worked as a volunteer for a dental clinic that helped people with oral health care services. It was when she decided to go to dental school that started her preparation. She took the help from local dentists near the university campus to learn just how dentistry is a blend of art and science.
She then attended the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA, which is one of the oldest and established dentistry schools in the country. There, she received extensive clinical training to help her deliver high quality care to patients. Knowing that she would need further education to serve the patients even better, she pursued training at a general practice residency in New York Hospital of Queens for two years based out of Flushing and Fresh Meadows, NY. Here she learned to treat patients in a hospital setting that helped her enhance her skills and expertise in dentistry.
Dr. Wu then moved to Arizona, where she also got married. She and her husband co-owned and operated a general practice for eight years, helping patients of all ages. During this period, she discovered how dental patients with sleep disorders could be helped by collaborating with other medical service providers such as MDs, naturopathic doctors, physical therapists and other providers to achieve optimal health.
Dr. Chia Wu likes to spend her time with her husband and playing with thier two pets, Buddy and Tino. In her spare time, she loves listening to audiobooks. She is a firm believer in “food as medicine” and loves to cook foods that offer strong medicinal and protective qualities. She also enjoys eating some of her favorite dishes at local restaurants. Dr. Wu can also be found attending seminars and conferences to learn the latest techniques that help her continue to improve skills and provide patients with up-to-date dental care.
Dr. Wu also treats patients with a holistic approach, addressing their physical, mental, and emotional health. She develops a personalized treatment plan based on the patient’s specific needs and lifestyle and also takes social factors into consideration while providing treatment.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Chia Wu at Urbandale Smiles today!