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Dr. Lisa Wu - DDS

Dr. Lisa Wu is a native to sunny Southern California.  Her passion for dentistry started from her first job as a dental assistant, which she held for 15 years.
Dr. Wu received her distinguished Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. She was 1 of 2 in her class of 100+ students to receive a full scholarship for her degree. She completed her first Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the California, Irvine and continued on to receive her second Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the accelerated program at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.

After graduating dental school, she spent a year in Philadelphia training at a hospital-based dental residency program where she provided treatment to medically compromised and emergent care out-patients as well as hospital in-patients. Additionally, she received training from specialists in the field on the topics of implant dentistry, oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, and cosmetic procedures.

Returning to California, Dr. Wu provided service to the underserved community for a few years before she headed off to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota to seek advanced training in removable oral prosthetics, full mouth rehabilitative treatment, additional implant training as well as dental treatment for patient’s recovering from head and neck cancer.
Dr. Lisa Wu is passionate about dentistry , as is evident in her continued pursuit of knowledge in the field.  Dr. Wu is continuously learning and understanding how new materials and designs can be incorporated, based on research and studies, into the treatment she provides her patients for the most successful longterm outcome.  

Based on feedback from her patients, Dr. Wu is best known for her gentle touch, comfortable injections, attention to detail, thorough explanations, and her patience when it comes to listening to her patients.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Wu enjoys trying obscure foods, riding her motorcycle, and volunteering with food banks, Habitat for Humanity, and providing services for free dental care events to underprivileged families while attempting to learn a third language.

With everything said and done, Dr. Lisa Wu believes the most important part of the dental treatment is continuous patient education.  Backed by research, there is a strong correlation between a patient’s oral health and their systemic health.  Therefore, Dr. Wu believes it is important, above all else, to educate her patients about their ORAL health so they may become empowered to make the best decision for their OVERALL health.

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of General Dentistry

  • F.O.R.C.E. International for Orthodontics

  • Spears Education for Prosthodontics

Training Education

  • Prosthodontic Extended Courses: Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

  • Hospital Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia PA

  • General Dentistry: University of the Pacific, San Francisco CA, degree DDS

  • Dental Hygiene: University of the Pacific, Stockton CA, degree BS Dental Hygiene

  • Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine, degree BS in Biological Sciences

  • Dental Assisting: Citrus Community College