The best part of my day is seeing the children in my practice. It is fun to get to know their personalities and exciting to see them grow up. I enjoy watching each mature through school age years and develop into confident young adults. I am grateful and take pride in knowing I had a small part in helping to shape the person each becomes.
As a Pediatric Dentist, I feel that education is key. Part of my task includes helping to shape a child's understanding of their oral health as it relates to other aspects of their wellbeing. This is especially important in the medically compromised and special needs subset of patients in my practice. Because of my hospital-based training, I am passionate about treating and caring for these individuals who otherwise have difficulty finding appropriate dental care.
~ Dr. Sarita Wang
Education and Experience
- Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Visual Arts, Bowdoin College
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
- Specialty in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Strong Memorial Hospital
- Board Certified, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Wang has practiced dentistry for ten years. Her parents are dentists, so working in her practice feels like being at home to her. While she explored different potential career paths in college, she continually gravitated toward medicine and dentistry. That interest in healthcare, along with her desire to work with her hands and possessing an artistic eye, made pediatric dentistry a natural fit.
Through ongoing research, dental methodologies and technologies are continually changing and improving. Participation in continuing education is a key component of Dr. Wang’s commitment to her profession and her patients.
She actively pursues opportunities that keep her current on the latest advancements. She also appreciates that these venues allow her to network with and learn from other oral healthcare professionals, creating a more cohesive family of dentists to serve the community.
Professional Memberships and Activities
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Mid-Peninsula Dental Society
- Santa Clara Pedodontic Dental Society
Dr. Wang volunteers for the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. She is grateful to be part of the healthcare community and using her skills to help these patients. She understands these individuals often have complex medical and dental histories, which can make it difficult for them to access appropriate care.
Dr. Wang resides in Los Altos with her husband, Dr. Derick Wang, the practice orthodontist, and their young son, Andrew. Her mother, Dr. Maria Fu, is the other pediatric dentist in the practice, and Dr. Leonard Fu, the general dentist who sees adults, is her father. The family is rounded out with Oreo, a shi tzu, who is the office mascot.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Wang is often to be found at the playground or library with her son. She also enjoys getting together with her sister and nieces and nephews for fun activities, such as crafts, baking, or riding their scooters around the Stanford campus.