Our team is energetic, dedicated, and ready to help you with your scheduling, insurance and financial needs. When you visit here, we will greet you with a warm smile! Our goal is to always make you feel welcomed, answer all of your questions and help you to the fullest extent of our abilities. Our team consistently strives to provide high quality services which will give you the best results for your treatment and make sure that the time you spend at Urbandale Smiles is beneficial to you.
We feel its important to offer every patient personal attention when it comes to their check-up and cleaning and find education just as important as the examination of your teeth and gums. Our office will offer you tips and advice to help you reach and maintain oral health.
Dr. Chia Wu has been practicing dentistry for over 12 years. She attended Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA where she received extensive clinical training to deliver high-quality family dentistry. She pursued further training at a general practice residency in New York, Hospital of Queens, for two years.
Dr. Wu also specializes in holistic dentistry to treat patients with a holistic approach and collaborates with other healthcare professionals to promote optimum health. She is also one of the few Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) certified dentists in Iowa.
Dr. Wu has successfully operated a general practice for eight years in Arizona, helping patients with restorative, cosmetic, and sleep dentistry. She also enjoys listening to audiobooks, cooking, and playing with her two papillons, Buddy and Tino.
If I was asked why someone should see me as a dentist, I would say one of my best qualities is to make people feel relaxed, comfortable, and confident in unfamiliar settings (like the dental chair). I always want to leave a positive effect on the people I encounter. I channel that in my work by empathizing with my patients and being an advocate for their true needs.
I love being a dentist because each day allows for me to encounter different people, tasks, and challenges.
When I’m not in the dental office I am most happy when I am doing activities with my family. My wife, 2 daughters and 2 dogs do a daily walk that usually involves stops at the playground and dog park. We spend the weekends with my brothers and their families grilling out, being outdoors, playing sports and getting into a little bit of mischief.
Furthermore, my wife, Kelly, and I are very passionate about supporting people with intellectual disabilities. Organizations that we are supporting and have supported in the past have been Clearbrook and the Special Olympics.