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Wennifred Hsu, DDS

General Dentist

About Dr. Hsu

My path to dentistry was an interesting one. I was originally an architecture student at the University of Illinois, but I felt there was something missing. My friend was very interested in dentistry, so I took the admissions test with her, mostly out of curiosity. I did surprisingly well on the test, and was admitted into the dental school the following semester. Immediately, I knew things were on the right track. Architecture is the study of structure and aesthetic, but it lacks the daily personal interactions that really energize me. I’m not a paper person; I’m a people person.

After only two years in dental school I received my bachelor’s degree in dental science. Because I’d managed to graduate so early, I went in search of more hands-on experience. I continued my education at UCSF, where I received my Advanced Education General Dentistry residency. After that, I went into practice to help people.

The opportunity to open my own private practice in Hollister presented itself in 2008, when a local dentist was looking to sell his second office, opting to focus on running one practice instead of two. I’m originally from California, and I’d seen my fair share of big cities, so it seemed like a natural fit. I still work with members of the team who’ve been in this location since the beginning. Over the years, we’ve become like a family, and our patients are included in that. I spend a great deal of time interacting with patients. I love talking with them, getting to know them, and building lifelong relationships. Hollister is a great town for that. It’s small enough that you start to feel like you know everyone, but big enough to keep me busy!

I’m still an eager student after all these years. I believe the health of the teeth and mouth is closely tied to the health of the entire body, so there’s always more to study. In addition to general dentistry, I was a fellow at the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, and I completed a Dental Sleep Medicine residency at UCLA. I specialize in early childhood orthodontic treatment and airway expansion, offering treatments that can help children sleep better, focus more, and maintain a happier, healthier smile. I love working with adults and children alike, and I can’t wait to meet you and the family!

I’m not a paper person. I’m a people person.

Personal Interests

I am addicted to learning! I’ve been an eager student my whole life, and that didn’t slow when I opened my private practice. Right now, I’m learning about acupuncture, as I’ve always been interested in the complex relationships between different parts of the body. I believe understanding those can help people live healthier, happier lives. I also love to travel whenever I can. I have two kids and a busy schedule, so whenever we can pack things up and go see the world, I’m thrilled.

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Dr. HSU offers a full suite of comprehensive Dental Care services

Family General Dentistry

Dr. Hsu has been working with families and patients of all ages for more than a decade. She offers...

Dental Sleep Medicine/TMJ Treatment

Dr. Hsu knows the importance of a good night’s sleep. Her Dental Sleep Medicine residency at UCLA,...

Restorative Cosmetic Treatment

Restorative cosmetic treatment refers to a variety of treatments that can help reestablish or...

Early Childhood Orthodontic Treatment

Dr. Hsu specializes in sleep medicine and early childhood orthodontic treatments, such as airway...

What People Are saying About Dr. HSU

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    My kids aren't afraid to come to the dentist anymore because [Dr. Hsu was] able to calm them down.

    Verified Patient

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    [At ProHealth Smiles] they point you in the right direction and don't try to push things on you that you don't need. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

    Angie J.

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    Dr. Hsu made me very comfortable and checked on me the whole time to make sure I was okay. She explained everything in detail. Best dental experience ever!

    Jazmin W.

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    Very nice people. The dentist has helped a lot in suggesting alternatives to my cpap machine.

    Ally F.

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Education and Experience

Dr. Wennifred Hsu is committed to a lifetime of learning. She studied architecture at the University of Illinois before entering the dental school there and earning her bachelor’s in dental science. She graduated two years ahead of her class, due to her fierce academic life in high school, and then went on to the University of California, San Francisco for her Advanced Education General Dentistry residency. She’s now a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the International Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association, among others. She is a fellow at the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and has completed a Dental Sleep Medicine Residency at UCLA. In her free time, she’s studying acupuncture to better learn about the connectivity of the body. As she puts it, “I’m always taking one class or another.”

  • 1999
    Undergraduate

    University of Chicago

    Dental Science

  • 2001
    Dental School

    University of Chicago

    Doctor of Dental Surgery

  • 2002
    Residency

    University of California, San Francisco
    Advanced Education, General Dentistry

Prohealth Smiles

930 Sunnyslope Rd., Suite B4
Hollister, CA 95023
Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 9am – 4pm
Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday By Appointment
Saturday By Appointment

Certifications And Memberships

American Board of Craniofacial Pain
Board Certified

American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine
Board Certified

American Academy of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine
Member

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
Member

California Dental Association
Member

American Dental Association
Member

Santa Clara Dental Society
Member

International Association for Orthodontics
Member