Nelson Hu, DDS
I love practicing orthodontics because it allows me to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives by helping them achieve beautiful smiles and increased self-esteem. Working in this field is extremely rewarding, and I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to provide this service to my community. My team and I truly care about our patients and treat them like family.
I enjoy working with patients of all ages, but I find it particularly enjoyable to treat children. I feel I am able to have a positive influence on the kids that come into our practice by showing them what can be achieved with dedication and hard work.
Education and Experience
I have always believed that having a good education provided me with a strong foundation in orthodontics. Receiving this training and experience has allowed me to become a qualified professional my patients can trust with their smiles.
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Kansas City, Missouri School of Dentistry
- General dentistry residency – Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center
- Specialty training in orthodontics – Northwestern University
I have always been an advocate of continuing education in order to stay current with the latest techniques and treatment options, and offer my patients the very best when it comes to their care. I have taken courses on Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen™, temporary anchorage devices, and self-ligating brackets. All these techniques make my patients’ treatment more efficient and comfortable and their results more predictable.
We have an outstanding team made up of people who truly believe in making each and every patient’s visit comfortable and enjoyable. With years of experience and a commitment to patient care, our team is really one of a kind.
Outside the Office
I live in Tracy with my wife Meiling, our children Nathan and Mariah, a guinea pig named Blacky, and a bearded dragon named Nate. When I have free time, I enjoy many outdoor activities such as bicycling, swimming, traveling, camping, horseback riding, and skiing, just to name a few.
I also love taking my kids to their swim meets and watching Hindi movies. My community is very important to me and I stay active in it through membership in the Tracy Noon Rotary Club.