About Dr. Woo

Dr. Woo was born and raised in Sunnyvale, California. He has been practicing orthodontics in Petaluma and Sebastopol since 1993 and continues to love what he does even after 27+ years! His knowledge of orthodontics and ability to achieve excellent treatment results have earned him much respect in the dental community and with his patients. He has been voted “Best Orthodontist” by the Argus-Courier every year since 2010 and was awarded Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics for his proficiency and excellence in the orthodontic field.

When he is not working, Dr. Woo can be found enjoying the Sonoma County lifestyle along with his wife and two children. A lover of sports, he can often be found playing tennis, basketball, golf, skiing or cycling. If Dr. Woo was to have any other job he would be in a band, which has partly inspired his music-themed office! He still enjoys playing the drums and guitar in his free time.

 “ I enjoy practicing orthodontics because it is the artful application of science coupled with the subtleties of patient care. The field of orthodontics is continually evolving and every case is unique.  Therefore, I am given the opportunity to be challenged and creative on an ongoing basis.  The true reward of my work is delivering expert orthodontic care with an unparalleled experience that will leave you smiling on the inside and out!”  – Dr. Woo

Education:

Dr. Woo graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from U.C. Santa Barbara.  As a student at UCSF’s top ranked dental school, he was president of the research group, sat on the admissions committee, and graduated in the top tier of his class.  Through a fellowship between UCSF and the University of Vienna in Austria, Dr. Woo studied TMJ and its disorders with world-renowned TMJ specialists Dr. Charles McNeil and Dr. Rudolph Slavicek.  Dr. Woo graduated from UCSF with two degrees: a Bachelors of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Additionally, he was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for his achievements in dental school and inducted into the dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. At St. Louis Medical Center, he earned a degree in orthodontics and a Masters in Dental Science (MS). 

Continuing Education

Dr. Woo is both a student and educator when it comes to continuing education. Dr. Woo attends continuing education courses to learn about new orthodontic technologies so that he can consistently provide the highest level of care available in the field. His expertise is also sought after within the greater dental community.  He is able to share his knowledge by frequently providing continuing education courses for dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants on the different aspects of orthodontic treatment.

Spear Group

Dr. Woo is the consulting orthodontist within this multi-disciplinary specialty group that focuses on complex cases.  This group is composed of many top-rate dentists and select specialists to provide a team approach to creating a comprehensive and expert treatment plan for those patients that present with challenging or complex issues.  Many in this group have years of experience in solving complex cases and know how to best approach specific needs.

Education

Bachelor of Arts – University of California, Santa Barbara

Bachelor of Science – University of California, San Francisco

Doctor of Dental Surgery- University of California, San Francisco

Masters of Dental Science – St. Louis Medical Center

Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics – St. Louis Medical Center

Fellowship in TMJ Disorders – University of Vienna, Austria

Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics – St Louis, MO

Awards

  • Dean’s Award UCSF
  • Best Orthodontist, Argus-Courier 10+ years

Association/Professional Organizations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • California Dental Association
  • California Association of Orthodontists
  • Redwood Empire Dental Society
  • Diplomate of American Board of Orthodontics
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Dental Honor Society
  • Invisalign Platinum Provider