Friday, December 26, 2008

Help Us Welcome Our Newest Wu Orthodontics Team Member!

We’ve added a new member to our family here at Wu Orthodontics. We would like to extend the warmest of welcomes to Jenny Gudino, our new registered Dental Assistant (RDA).

Jenny comes to us with over 12 years of dental and orthodontic experience. She loves meeting new patients and watching their positive transformations thought their entire treatment. We are very excited to have Jenny join our team, and we look forward to all of the “Wunderful” contributions she will bring to our practice.

Please join us in welcoming Jenny to the team at Wu Orthodontics! Leave us a comment so we can share with Jenny how welcoming and friendly her new community is!! To find out more about Jenny, and the rest of our great team, visit our web site.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Wu Orthodontics Holiday Hours - Palo Alto, CA

The holiday season is here, and that means cooler temperatures and extra time spent with loved ones. At Wu Orthodontics we will be closed for a few days during this time.

Our office will be “CLOSED” December 24th through December 26th, 2008; and, December 31st, 2008 through January 2nd, 2009.

We would like to wish all of our patients and their families a happy holiday and a WUnderful New Year!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Temporary Anchorage Devices

Dr. Wu believes in continuing education, particularly when it comes to learning the latest techniques and advancements in orthodontics. Recently, Dr. Wu attended a conference on Temporary Anchorage Devices, or TADs.

Temporary Anchorage Devices are micro implants. The devices are temporarily fixed to bone of the tooth in order to enhance the orthodontic anchorage. This can happen in one of two ways. First, it may support the teeth of the reactive unit or it may remove the need for the reactive unit altogether. In the latter case, the micro implant is subsequently removed after use.

These high tech appliances will eliminate the need for headgear, distalizers, and further reduce the need for extractions. Dr. Wu even had one placed on himself to see if it was painful and he didn't even feel a thing. This is a great advancement for patients who may need true molar intrusion; TADs reduce the need for prosthetic crown reduction, in some cases.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Pumpkin Painting

This past October, we decided to celebrate Halloween with all of our little “WUnderful” smiles! After all, Halloween is really a time for children, imagination, and celebration. So, Wu Orthodontics held a Pumpkin Painting contest! Oh, the children of Wu Orthodontics loved it.

We had some very creative and hard work put into this year's Wu Orthodontics Pumpkin Painting contest! We really have many creative and gifted children in Palo Alto. I was hard to narrow down who was the best painter! So, in the end, the staff of Wu Orthodontics decided to create a few different categories, such as happiest, spookiest, and most cuddly.

Winners received Damon Dollar tokens as well as gift certificates to Jamba Juice! Palo Alto mothers had to love that prize – a tasty Halloween treat for their young ones that wouldn’t rot their teeth!