Creating a Healthy Smile from the Inside Out

Caroline Hu, D.M.D

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dental Specialist

Dr. Hu’s philosophy is that preventive care, routine maintenance, and education lead to a lifetime of healthy smiles. She practices gentle dentistry by applying age-appropriate techniques and giving each child the respect and attention that they deserve. She also understands that every child and his or her family have unique needs, and she tailors her treatment plan to ensure they always have a positive experience in the dental office. She takes pride in forming long term partnerships with her patients where, upon successful graduation from the pediatric dental chair, they can both be proud of a flawless smile.

Dr. Hu truly believes that patients receive superior care here at The Brace Place and Kids Dentistry. It is her sincere hope that they develop an appreciation for dental care that will last through their lives.

Academic & Work Experience

Dr. Hu received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. While at a two year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at Lutheran Medical Center in New York, Dr. Hu learned new modalities of treatment while also refining her skills in treating medically compromised, special needs, and developmentally delayed patients. She continued to be involved in academia while in private practice, training AEGD residents from Columbia Dental School and Lutheran Medical Center. Here, she discovered that her favorite patients were children, and she then decided to pursue additional training in the specialized field of pediatric dentistry. She earned her Certification in Pediatric Dentistry after completing a Pediatric Dental Residency at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in New Jersey.

Dr. Hu is excited to be part of the team at the Brace Place. She is committed to making your child’s trip to the dentist exciting and fun!

“Dentistry is truly successful when professional dental care is coupled with proper daily care at home”

Personal Life

Outside of work, Dr. Hu likes to cook, travel, row, hike and stay healthy.  Having recently moved to California, she is enjoying all of its culture, restaurants, and outdoor activities.

Academic & Dental Training

  • Diplomate of American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry Training/Residency – St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, New Jersey
  • Advance Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Certificate- Lutheran Medical Center, New York
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) – Nova Southeastern University, Florida
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) – Baqai Medical University, Pakistan

Professional Affiliations 

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association