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Dr. Jimmy Wu, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Pain Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Jimmy C. Wu, D.D.S. is a cosmetic dentist since 1999 and founder of Sutra Dental Spa, a modern cosmetic dental practice that leaves patients feeling refreshed and relaxed as if they had been in a long meditation. Sutra Dental Spa is a journey for all the senses. Adorned with Buddhist statues and Asian art, Sutra Dental Spa reminds guests of the Taoist philosophy of obtaining long life and good fortune in an unassertive and simplistic conformity to the Tao, everything that surrounds us, envelops and even flows through us, referring to the natural balance of life. With over 5,000 hours of continuing education, Dr. Wu has extensive background in the areas of cosmetics, orthodontics, TMJ, computerized dentistry, and CEREC ceramic fillings. Dr. Wu has placed over a thousand veneers and CEREC restorations, as well as hundreds of full mouth reconstruction cases. In February of 2000, he began designing a state-of-the art facility that would specialize in offering biocompatible dental materials. In May of 2006, Dr. Wu announced the grand opening of Sutra Dental Spa. Dr. Wu achieved a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and holds a degree in biology with a minor in economics from the University of California at San Diego, where he also volunteered as a dental assistant and gained knowledge in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Prior, he worked as a lab technician for Dr. Charles Plopper at the University of California at Davis and at UCSD Paul Sung PHD, MD as a lab technician and research analyst.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dental Pain Specialist
  • Dentist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dental Public Health

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Southern California, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of California, San Diego (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society

Awards and publications

  • Certificate from The Mid America Orthodontic Society for the completion of the Post-graduate course in Advanced Orthodontics-TMJ
  • Certificate of Training in Appliance Therapy
  • Premier Invisalign Dentist
  • Certificate of completion for the Rondeau Courses for Orthodontics
  • Cerec Certified

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1235265810

Office locations

Jimmy Wu

1301 Ynez Pl

Coronado, CA 92118

Jimmy Wu

7851 University Ave, Suite 206

La Mesa, CA 91942

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I absolutely loved my whole experience right when I walked in the door. Everyone is so nice and the atmosphere is so welcoming. I want to share my experience because reading all the positive reviews is what guided me to thisoffice. I have had a really bad phobia with Dentist from the past so I would be terrified to get any work done. I was also very embarrassed about my phobia. So it is rare that I give a perfect score but starting with Monica the receptionist to all the staff they are awesome. I felt very comfortable.
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Such a great experience. The kindness, patience, and friendliness is amazing. It's been quite a while since I've been to the dentist, and it was just a great experience. They were also so sweet to my little one. I love howthey explained everything to her for her very first visit. She was so nervous about going because of other kids telling her how bad and scary the dentist could be. Our technician and Dr were amazing. They were so kind and friendly. Instead of being scared she was so excited about her experience. She left smiling and so happy.
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It was very pleasant and relaxing.
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At first, because I wasn't familiar with the area, I thought it looked a little sketchy but after going and getting my teeth cleaned I LOVE the office and how calming it is. The staff is also VERY friendly and Iam seeing them again in about a week. Very informative on what you need to get done. I went in because I thought I had a cavity but turns out (because I'm pregnant) I have pregnancy sensitivity. They showed me a video and everything about it. Forgot that could happen while pregnant lol! I highly recommend this office. It's a little far from where I live now (by the airport) but I am going to continue going to them.
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Loved this place, great people, great environment. Excited for my next appointment.
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I already have recommended Dr. Wu's office to four friends. I was seen immediately after I arrived and was very satisfied, felt very comfortable with the hygienist and the dentist. A very relaxed atmosphere, bedside manor .
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Dr. Wu is highly professional as well as a fabulous and warm personality. His office is extremely efficient and personable. I highly recommend the office of Dr. jimmy Wu.
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The office is beautiful and the staff is caring and professional.
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I was extremely happy with this dentist visit. The dental hygienist was particularly wonderful. I had zero pain and was completely comfortable the entire time. Honestly I'd go ads far as to say my semi annual checkup was fun and I am looking forward to going back.
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I was taken care of by very professional staff, who greeted me by my name. The equipment used was modern state of the art. Dr. Jimmy Wu. was very kind, and understanding of my needs, and I will be returning for a follow up appointment..
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YAY!!! I have a new dentist!!! On coronado!!! Fun stuff, Gentle guy. Good hygenist. Life is sublime!!!
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WOW! Amazing dentist, staff and office. I was sad that my dentist of 36 years retired, but now, I wish he had retired sooner! I went to Dr. Wu today for the first time and I feel like I need totell everyone I know to go there. It is not just the friendly staff, or the wonderful hand, arm and shoulder massage I received from Bernadette while the very knowledgeable, easy going Dr. Wu and assistants worked on my teeth; it was the atmosphere and technology that were amazing. I thought I had walked into a spa: soothing music balanced with the babbling water falling from the large water feature in the lobby and smaller wall waterfalls in each room, high open beam ceilings, soothing colors on the walls (no sterile white walls) and hardly any dental equipment visible (it's hidden in cabinets). But let's talk about the equipment: high tech! I broke my tooth and was expecting to go in today to get a mold made for a crown and then fitted with an uncomfortable temporary crown until the permanent one came in and then have to go back while they manipulated the permanent one to fit. We've all been there. Not at Jimmy Wu's! In two hours I walked out with my permanent crown that they made onsite and it fit like a glove the first time they put it on. It is all done with 3D cameras and printers. Amazing! I never expected to be so excited about a dentist visit! And by the way, if you don't want a massage (although I don't know why you wouldn't because Bernadette is great!), you can watch your favorite movie or show on Netflix! I don't get "Wowed" very often, but WOW! They are the best!!!
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Staff is awesome. This was my first time at the office and they called me to come early...and I still waited a long long time. I'm hoping it was just a one time deal where I would have to wait thatlong. Dr. Wu and his staff were both funny and sweet!
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I was in and out in half an hour.....I wouldn't go Anywhere else.
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courteous & knowledgeable staff, calm &relaxing dental experience.
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Great place!
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Great it felt like I was at a spa!
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Good, clan, friendly, and non-judgmental. This is very important in a dentist.
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I did not interact very much with him as I went for cleaning. I will definitely see him again for my next dental visit and see how he does.
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Very personable and gave extensive advise and referrals.
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