Palo Alto Orthodontist
A Palo Alto native and graduate of Gunn High School, Dr. Eric Wu’s long road to becoming an orthodontist started with his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego. He had a one-year hiatus working as a plant molecular biology research assistant at the Salk Institute in La Jolla.
Next came four years of dental school at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Eric Wu did a one-year Advanced Education General Dentistry residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he treated complex interdisciplinary cases.
Upon finishing that program, he worked as a general dentist for one year in Los Angeles in a cosmetic dental practice. To become an orthodontic specialist, Dr. Eric attended three years at the University of Pittsburgh and received his specialty degree in orthodontics.
In 2005, Dr. Eric Wu remodeled his building from scratch, which took two years to build into an orthodontic office. In 2007, Wu Orthodontics was established and Dr. Eric has been in exclusive practice since then. The long journey has taken Dr. Eric back to his hometown of Palo Alto.
He has seen many changes throughout the years, but he is dedicated to providing a caring environment and state of the art treatment. Dr. Eric Wu is a Gold Plus Invisalign provider (Top 1% of Invisalign Providers across the U.S) and a very experienced user of the Pitts 21 Bracket System Braces.
Dr. Eric Wu loves to teach and when not in the office, is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Postgraduate Department of Orthodontics. He also teaches at the Dental Assisting Program at Foothill Community College.
He loves to keep up with the latest innovations and information and is a member of the Progressive Orthodontist Study Club as well as the Pitts Progressive Study club in addition to various other local Invisalign study clubs. He is an active member of:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- California Association of Orthodontists
Dr. Eric Wu has completed a mini-residency in Sleep Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also has hospital privileges at Stanford University and it’s Sleep Surgery Center as he works closely with the doctors at the Sleep Surgery Clinic.
Dr. Eric Wu is an advisor to Smile for a Lifetime Midpeninsula, a non profit where he provides no-cost braces to under-served children.
He is fluent in Mandarin and proficient in German.
He is married to Lisa and they have two kids, Misa and Preston. In his spare time, Dr. Eric Wu enjoys biking and learning about wines.