Dr. Katarina Tu
General & Cosmetic Dentist in Menlo Park CA
Dr. Katarina Tu enjoys working with patients of all ages and takes great pride in partnering with patients to help them make informed decisions about their health. Above all, she believes in providing a comfortable environment where patients feel confident that they are getting the best treatment. She enjoys working one-on-one with patients with dental anxiety and feels great satisfaction from being able to alleviate people’s fears and have patients look forward to their next visits.
Dr. Tu is a Seattle native and graduated from the University of Washington, where she earned two bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry as a Dean’s scholar. Being a past student of architecture, she has an artistic foundation that allows her to apply design and artistry to her dental work. She received her D.D.S. from the University of The Pacific in San Francisco. In addition, Dr. Tu completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program with the University of the Pacific to expand on her training, in all aspects of dentistry, where she earned the top honor as most outstanding resident.
She is also a dedicated volunteer, and regularly participates in local outreach events as well as dental mission trips across the world, providing emergency services, extractions, root canals, fillings, sealants for children, and dental health education for underserved communities.
Outside of the office, Dr. Tu maintains an active lifestyle and can be found at the gym or trying the latest fitness class. She also enjoys trying new restaurants and exploring the natural beauty of the Bay Area.
She is an active member of the California Dental Association (CDA), American Dental Association (ADA), and Santa Clara County Dental Society (SCCDS).