H. John Wu, DDS, MS
Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry
WU Dental, 1919 O’Farrell Street, Suite 1, San Mateo, CA 94403  •  (650) 571-6666    (650) 358-9999 FAX    info@wudental.com
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We've listed below the answers to some frequently asked questions. Please let us know if you have a different question or if you'd like any more information on additional topics.


How does the doctor keep up to date on all of the current techniques and materials?

Dr. Wu believes in the value and importance of continuing education, so he takes many hours of continuing education courses in comprehensive care, cosmetic dentistry, and implant dentistry each year.


Do you accept new patients?

Yes, We now welcome new patients, as well as referrals.


Do you accept my insurance plan?

We accept most dental insurance plans. Our front office staff will be happy to help find your coverage and to answer any related questions you may have.


What is your cancellation policy?

Dr. Wu has a very busy practice, and when you make an appointment we reserve that time just for you. If you have to change it, please inform us at least two days prior so that we can accommodate another patient who is waiting to be seen.


What payment options do you provide?

We offer a variety of payment options for our patients. If you are covered by insurances, we will help you get whatever benefits you are entitled to. For any treatments not covered by insurances, we offer payment plans through third-party financing companies. Some of these have no-interest payment options available.


What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?

Nothing is more important than our patients' safety. We use all available means to ensure your safety in our office. We have a state-of-the art sterilization center for our dental instruments, and we are diligent in using all safety equipments and procedures.


What makes you different from any other dental practice I can visit?

We believe that the distinguishing features of our practice are our customer service commitment and the quality of our dental care. We will do everything possible to make you satisfied with your treatment and with the results that we achieve.


My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?

Yes. It is not normal to have bleeding gums. Even if you've been brushing and flossing regularly, you may have periodontal diseases. Please call our office to make an appointment for the checkup.


How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

You should have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year, though Dr. Wu and Staff may recommend more frequent visits.


What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?

Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of tooth-shaped porcelain that are individually crafted to cover the visible area of teeth. They are esthetic, durable and will not change color.  More and more people choose them to achieve a more beautiful and natural smile.


I want my front teeth to look better, but I do not want to wear braces. What would you recommend?

There are a variety of ways that we can change the appearance of your front teeth without braces, including veneers, bondings, recontouring of your teeth, and Invisalign. We invite you to come into our office for an examination to discuss which option would be best for your particular situation.


I really do not like visiting dentists, is there anything you can do to help me relax?

We offer different levels to relax our patients, which helps many fearful people get the dental treatment that they want and need: relaxing pills, or a sedation with an anesthesiologist. Many patients have told us, however, that the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of our office has been all that it takes to help them overcome their dental anxieties.


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