Dr. Jerry Hu, DDS, grew up in Soldotna, Alaska, the heart of the Kenai Peninsula and home of the world record King Salmon. He graduated from Soldotna high School in 1991, earning abundant local, state and national scholarships and was also admitted to a very competitive dual-degree program, called the "Preferred Admissions Program" at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He knew he wanted to become a dentist ever since middle school, and being admitted to this vigorous program, he was able to attain both his bachelor's and doctorate degree at age 24. While at Michigan Dental School, Dr. Hu earned research recognition and awards, for his study, "Searching for practical methods to monitor Streptococcus mutans levels" under Dr. Walter J. Loesche, former President of the International Academy of Dental Research (IADR) and American Academy of Dental Research (AADR).
Dr. Hu is married to "Sharon" Yi Hui Hu and they have three children together, Walter T. Hu, William S. Hu, and Warren A. Hu. Sharon is from Taiwan, and loves the Kenai Peninsula. This community has embraced her, and she loves being an Alaskan. Dr. Hu is a true Alaskan at heart. He loves everything about Alaska, from hiking the mountains and fishing the rivers, to biking the great outdoors and participating in winter sporting events. Dr. Hu has also obtained his black belt in Karate from Okamotos (Jinen Ryu style Karate). As Dr. Hu feels his identity is "Alaskan", he returned home right after graduation to practice dentistry in 1998, taking over a locally well known and highly respected practice-- that of Dr. Calvin Fair's.
Currently, Dr. Hu is dedicated to providing exceptional dentistry in Anchorage and Soldotna. Over the years, Dr. Hu has attained extensive training at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). He has earned many Fellowships and Masterships (see credentials) and has published numerous articles with his research in cosmetic dentistry and dental sleep apnea treatment. In 2017, he became the first full time dentist in Alaska to earn Board certification for Dental Sleep Medicine as a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He also has been lecturing over the years at national conferences from Arizona to Texas, Hawaii to Seattle, and even Canada. He thoroughly enjoys changing the lives of his clients through new smiles-- designed and fashioned by nationally recognized and award winning MACVEENERS MACStudio team. In addition to applying both artistic and scientific principles to his work, his profound passion is to help make life changing dentistry. Dr. Hu has also been invited to speak at future conferences. With many published articles in dental publications pertaining to cosmetic dentistry and dental sleep medicine, Dr. Hu is also currently continuing his clinical research in those fields.
AACD Accreditation History:
Dr. Hu was the first Accreditation Candidate for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) on the Kenai Peninsula. He had passed clinical cases and the written exam during his AACD journey from 2011 through 2016.. His accreditation profile is shown in figure to the right.
Dr Hu's Philosophy:
A credentialed member of many national and international dental academies and societies, Dr. Hu aims to create smiles that are not only visually pleasing, but also natural and suiting to his clients' individualism. Dr. Hu and his team members share the same vision of providing the most valuable and current techniques, materials, and options through the knowledge and skills gained from esteemed dental institutions and seminars throughout North America. Clients will find current technology options from CB 500 CT Scan (mini ICAT) Digital x-ray system, Waterlase MD state-of-the-art dental lasers, to E4D Cad Cam Ceramic crowns in one visit, K-7 Computerized scans (electromyography, electrosonography, and jaw tracing), myomonitor TENS, Corrected Tomogram Radiographic machine with Panoramic images, Transcranial radiography, air abrasion, silent electric handpiece, reputable Ankylos implant system, digital DEXIS radiography with up to 70% less radiation, and computerized dentistry with Dentrix system.
Dr. Hu and his wonderful team members all share a profound and endless quest for the pursuit of greater knowledge and education to provide the "latest and greatest" and to benefit most importantly, their guests and clients in Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.