Friday, May 29, 2009

Community and Patient Review of WU Orthodontics

Dr. Eric Wu of Wu Orthodontics serves the Palo Alto Community with superior orthodontic work. Just read this letter from a community member.

Dear Dr. Wu,

I have been composing this letter of thanks since the first day I saw Michael gleaming with his shiny new braces. I have told people the story of your generosity and on more than a few occasions the person listening was brought almost to tears (and indeed a few tears were in fact shed). As the Vice Principal of our school, I spend quite a bit of my time helping students content with their life challenges, both behaviorally and academically. I remember when Michael first came to our school just a few years ago, fresh from Mexico. Desperate to overcome his obvious awkward appearance, he was often sent to the office for either getting in fights or doing silly thinks in an effort to make friends. Often the fights he got in were because of other kids bullying him and instigating trouble just for their own cheap laughs.

Since he has had his braces, he has become an entirely new and improved Michael. He has friends who are sincere and earnest. He's been making significant strides to improve in school and he even insists on speaking English. There is, however, no better illustration of his positive changes than the school pictures. I've enclosed copies from last year and this year. You can see that he is unhappy and hiding his teeth in last year's photo, this year he is beaming with his big smile and shiny braces.

We cannot thank you enough for your incredible generosity. I don't know if you are available, but as a possible "save the date" we would love to honor you at our Community Celebration Appreciating Dinner. It is so wonderful to know that community members such as you are out there. Please know that our entire school is in awe and inspired by your act of generosity. You, probably more than you can imaging, have changed his life for the better.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Dr. Wu Is Doing the Tour De Cure!

In June, Dr. Wu is racing in the Tour de Cure. He has set a fund-raising goal and is raising support for Diabetes.

The Tour de Cure is sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.

You can watch his progress and support him in his efforts on his page!

You can get more information about the Palo Alto leg of the trip, and if you are a community resident, you can come out and support Dr. Wu in person!

Good luck Dr. Wu!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wunderful Work from Wu Orthodontics and Team

On Wednesday May 13th, our Wu Orthodontics team volunteered at the San Francisco Food Bank Distribution and Packing center. It is the hub where food and supply donations are received and packaged for over 135,000 homeless and underserved individuals for San Francisco. It is the largest distributor to non-profit agencies in San Francisco, providing dontated and purchased food to over 600 non-profit organizations. For many agencies, the SF food bank is their only source of food. This year, they will distribute nearly 33 million pounds of food, or enough to provide 70,000 meals a day!

Our Wu Orthodontics team sorted and boxed enough canned goods to feed an army for over a month! But boy were we sore afterward! As a reward, we then spent the sunny afternoon at a SF Giants game at AT&T park!

If you want to know more about the SF Food Bank, or want to learn ways that you can give back in the Palo Alto Community, give us a call at Wu Orthodontics.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Wu Orthodontics At Palo Alto Farmer's Market

Tomorrow is the first day for the Palo Alto Farmer's Market this summer!

Come support the Palo Alto community and taste a delicious selection of fruits and vegetables from local farmers. All proceeds from the market benefit Avenidas, an organization serving seniors in the mid-Peninsula area.

Wu Orthodontics will be there to join in the festivities. Dr. Wu will have a booth set up in the morning to answer any orthodontic questions you may have. Ask him to explain the Damon System and how self-ligating, low friction, and light force are ideal for adolescents in orthodontic treatment.

The market is located at Gilman Street and Hamilton, behind the Palo Alto Post Office. Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Wu Orthodontics Hosts Next Study Club in Series

On May 19th, Wu Orthodontics is hosting the next study group event in the series for general dentists in the greater Palo Alto area.

Dr. James Boyd will lecture on the interconnection of bruxism (bad bite) and migraines. Dr. Boyd is a practicing clinical consultant and the Director of Research and Senior Clinical Instructor at the White Memorial Medical Center Craniofacial/TMD clinic in Los Angeles. He has studied extensively on the head neck connection and how it influences the work of dental practitioners.

Wu Orthodontics will provide hors d'oeuvres and expect numerous general dentists from the Palo Alto community to attend.