On Being a Dentist
“I feel fortunate to practice dentistry. Meeting new people never gets old, and seeing their oral health improve is personally and professionally fulfilling, as I know I’ve made a difference in that person’s life.
“For me, the most exciting part of dentistry is helping each person achieve the smile they want, while improving their oral health, and their overall body wellness at the same time. It’s an honor to provide a service that heals the entire person.
“I’ve been a dentist since 2003 and still feel excited to come to work each morning. I have the opportunity, every day, to transform lives, by helping my patients become healthier and happier. I cannot imagine doing anything else.” — Dr. Dich Lu
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Lu was awarded his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Toronto, in Canada. Following graduation, he immediately began to seek out continuing education (CE) opportunities. Committed to providing his patients with the widest range of comfortable, effective dental care and wanting to offer them access to the latest proven technologies, Dr. Lu takes CE courses throughout the year.
He’s studied extensively on topics related to implant dentistry, Invisalign®, cosmetic dentistry and developing oral appliances for patients who snore or suffer sleep apnea and cannot tolerate a CPAP machine.
Dr. Lu has trained at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute (LVI), specializing in cosmetic dentistry, and at the Denmat facilities where he learned about Lumineers® veneers. His implant training occurred at the renowned Engel Institute for Dental Implants.
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- California Dental Association (CDA)
- Orange County Dental Society (OCDS)
- Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Discipline (ACSDD)
- LVI (Las Vegas Institute) Alumni
Dr. Lu grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, the capital city of Canada. After completing his dental degree, he practiced dentistry in Ottawa for eight years before deciding he was tired of shoveling truckloads of snow. He moved to Southern California in 2011 and now enjoys snow-free winters.
When not caring for his patients, Dr. Lu can be found spending time with his family, enjoying a good movie, and playing a wide variety of sports, including tennis, soccer, and volleyball.