"What I love about orthodontics: It is thrilling and heartwarming to help create such a meaningful result that impacts people's lives. I love interacting with the patients and it's a privilege to share in their lives and get to know them through their treatment. I enjoy planning treatment by beginning with the end in mind - a result to smile about."
Stacey D. Quo DDS, MSDr. Quo is an accredited orthodontist. This means that she is a dental specialist who has completed an advanced post-doctoral course, accredited by the American Dental Association, of three academic years in the specialty of orthodontics. She is dedicated to creating outstanding smiles for her patients, implementing technologies to continuously improve her results.Born in the Missouri, Dr. Quo grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a life long love of the famed Cincinnati chili, and a soft spot for the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. She decided to pursue dentistry at an early age, and by high school she decided to study orthodontics. She was influenced by her mechanical engineering professor father to study engineering and she finished her undergraduate work in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University in Illinois. She finished with a concentration in Biomaterials, focusing on dental materials, and in the process developed a fondness for the Chicagoland area.Working in collaboration with Rotaplast, a non-profit organization that treats cleft lip and palate patients in impoverished communities abroad, she traveled to Chile, Argentina and Venezuela to provide orthodontic care and dental education. She remains a strong supporter of remote orthodontic care in impoverished countries through Alliance for Smiles. She continues these efforts locally as a participating orthodontist in Smiles Change Lives, which is an organization that provides free orthodontic care to those in the local community.Through the needs of her patients, she became involved in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing. Dr. Quo started lecturing on orofacial growth at the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic in 1998, as Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor. She has lectured and published nationally and internationally on orthodontic biomechanics, orthodontic care in third world countries, multidisciplinary dental care, and orthodontic management of pediatric sleep apnea. Currently she serves as Co-Director of the UCSF Continuing Dental Education Series on Dental Sleep Medicine. She brings a broad based approach to her work, treating young kids to adolescents to adults. The scope of her experience is extensive. From the treatment of bite problems, to facial growth problems, to upper airway problems, her entire office is committed to providing comprehensive care and the most optimal patient experience for their patients and their families. She has been honored in her local community as Best Orthodontist in both the Palo Alto Weekly and the Daily Palo Alto Newspaper surveys. Receiving this distinction for 5 consecutive years, her office has now reached Hall of Fame status in Palo Alto. Dr. Quo is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Association of Orthodontists, California Association of Orthodontists, Mid Peninsula Dental Society, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine.