Dr. Kimberley Wu, DMD

Dr. Kimberley Wu, DMD

Orthodontics  ·  
Dr. Kimberley Wu, DMD is an orthodontics practitioner in South Pasadena, CA. She graduated from Harvard School Of Dental Medicine and practices orthodontics and orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics.Read her story

1525 Fair Oaks Ave

South Pasadena, CA 91030

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Wu's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wu "Dr. Kimberley Wu is a Board-certified orthodontist, specializing in Invisalign and braces. Dr. Wu graduated in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. During her four years she rose to become the MIT senior class president and was called to give the commencement speech for over ten thousand students and guests. Following MIT, she attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her DMD. Dr. Wu then graduated from a 3-year Orthodontic Residency at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She subsequently took a voluntary written and clinical examination to become Board-certified in Orthodontics. She is now a UCLA faculty member, teaching the residents in the Orthodontic program and has published numerous research papers. She also loves mentoring and serves as an interviewer and recruiter for MIT admissions. She believes in continually improving oneself and stays up-to-date on the best treatment methods. Orthodontics is truly amazing! There are new advances being made each year. Most importantly, Dr. Wu believes in treating all her patients like her family. She takes the time to explain all treatment options to her patients and gives her honest opinion, even if it means that no treatment is indicated. She truly enjoys treating patients and giving them a smile that they are proud to show off!In her spare time, Dr. Wu loves cooking for friends, family and anyone who dares to try her recipes! She loves eating well, exercising, hiking, traveling to new places, and mentoring students. Last but not least, she enjoys enjoys spending time with her husband, Peter, and their rescue dog, Toro."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wu "At Wu Orthodontics, we love to make people happy. Our office is fun, friendly, and we create beautiful smiles  - the kind of smile that builds confidence and opens doors professionally and socially for the rest of your life. Most importantly, we treat our patients like family; we always put our patients' needs first. We are dedicated to providing more than just braces. We want to give you something to smile about!"

2  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

3  Conditions Treated

  • Crossbite
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Tooth Loss

6  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Mit (Massachusetts Institute Of Technology)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Harvard School Of Dental Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • UCLA Section Of Orthodontics
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Spanish

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Dr. Wu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wu to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

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Dr. Wu's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

We have gotten many referrals and second opinions for work that has been deemed as necessary approaches to address the changes that occurred from a hasty prior extraction. Many of them involved bulky and out-dated methods without meaningful and understandable explanations. However, all I can say...more
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