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Dr. Jerry Hu

Cosmetic Dentistry
Soldotna, AK
24 years experience male

Locations

Dr. Hu Family Dentistry, LLC

Soldotna, AK

Address

125 N. Binkley Street, 121 W. Fireweed Suite 200 Anchorage, AK 99503, Soldotna, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Assurant Inc

Cigna

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Principal Life Insurance Company

Jerry Hu, DDS, Family Dentistry, LLC Anchorage Location

Anchorage, AK

Family Dentistry, LLC

Soldotna, AK

About

Bio

My practice is focused on cosmetic dentistry and implants. We are trained in both neuromuscular and functional occlusion, as well as traditional occlusion, habitual centric occlusion. We have state-of-the art equipment including ICAT CT scan, E4D CAD/CAM, Waterlase MD, Digitial Dexis Xray system, Laser cleanings, and hold 3 Fellowships with major cosmetic and implant organizations. Also, we are nationwide cosmetic award winning, from MAC studio to IACA competitions. We also are Nobel Biocare certified for implant sugeries (osteotomy) and implant restoratives.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

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Brand: Lumineers, macveneers, durathinveneers, feldspathic veneers, all veneers types can carry a brand type. Just make sure your dentist goes over material... Read More
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If you have : If you have only surface stains, your dental hygienist may do a cleaning and sometimes even a rubber cup prophy can remove stains. If you absolutely ... Read More
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Very small amount: If you feel sick, go see your physician, but a tiny amount generally ok, but do not use superglue for any dental anything, use dental cements for your... Read More
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Weigh out: You need to weigh out all the pros, cons, risks and benefits, because there are so many things that are carcinogenic. Talk to your dentist about the ... Read More
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Check with dentist: Many reasons for why temp comes out, it come be from foods that you eat, to bruxism, to minimal tooth structure remaining-- not enough retention, to c... Read More
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Professsional: Professional whitening at your dentist's office would be best; it also depends on what you consider successful in terms of whitening, everyone's expec... Read More
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Custom trays great: Custom trays are great for applying Fluoride treatment, whitening treatment, and/or perio treatment.
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Hygiene: Must ask yourself first how good was your homecare, compliance and professional cleaning maintenance during your ortho treatment.
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No: Usually decay, fractures/bad bite, your diet/ foods you eat, attrition/wear, open margins-- lack of seal, wedging effect of metallic fillings cause ho... Read More
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See a dermatologist: Before using any of the listed above, see a dermatologist md to really know what's going on.
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Ask: Ask your doctor about your oral health in relation to your baby's health during pregnancy.
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Talk to your dentist: You can look into professional or otc dental whitening products, or bonding, or veneers, there are many options, what you have to weigh out is cost, t... Read More
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Specialist: If you've seen a periodontist and endodontist, and get a guarded or poor prognosis, you can consider extraction..But be prepared for prosthodontic tre... Read More
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Procedure: If you are having an apioectomy or retreat where the endodontist access the lesion from the 'side', your crown will not be altered in any way. If you... Read More
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Use OTC rinses: There are many otc rinses you can use to help with your guard smell. Before doing any abrasive actions, just make sure you speak to your dentist on a... Read More
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Can have too much: Yes, you can have too much fluoride, and will end with fluorosis. If there's Fluoride in water, make sure it is ada recommended. 1ppm, don't want to o... Read More
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Check with dentist: You may have decay, extreme infections/ periodontal disease, many issues that can be related to bad breath... You should try tongue scraping, too. Ca... Read More
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Make sure it fits: Make sure your retainer fits ideally. If you haven't been wearing it, you're teeth would have definitely shifted. You may want to check with your de... Read More
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Check with Invisalig: Aligntech has different levels where dental professionals are trained, you may want to check with them. An orthodontist is a specialist, where as a c... Read More
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Not a good idea: Not a good idea, may have gingival (gum) irritation to abundant sensitivity.
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Try not to swallow: You will be okay, but as general rule, don't swallow toothpaste.
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what do you want?: It depends on you, make sure hand scale instruments are sharpened, and if calculus/ tartar is too tenacious, you may want the ultrasonic, it all depen... Read More
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Yes: Your bite changes throughout your life. Just as you have increased attrition, your vertical dimension, your bite/occlusion will change. Wearing a gua... Read More
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Call your dentist: Call your dentist to get in for recementation, you need to try your best to keep area clean, use otc rinses, etc. Until you can get in.
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Ask your dentist: Ask your dentist if you can have it remade under warranty. How old is the crown? Who told you it was problematic? More details needed....
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No: Veneer prices range significantly... Please ask your dentist for pros and cons and risks/benefits before making any final decisions.
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Yes: Stick to protocol, and make sure your bite/occlusion is proper and you're set.
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ADA: As long as toothpaste is american dental association approved, you're going to benefit from using it. If not ada approved, you may potentially end up... Read More
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Depends: It depends on what type of guard you're getting. If you are wanting the top of the line and done with muscles/trajectory/physiologic rest position, i... Read More
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Okay: Rx toothpaste is fine before having surgery. You most likely need the extra anti-cavity protection if you're written a rx.
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Check with your dent: If you had a very deep pulp cap or deep decay removal, or you had severe cracked tooth syndrome with symptoms and pain before you had your crown prep ... Read More
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Many reasons: Stress, bad bite-malocclusion, even lifting up heavy items or weights during exercise at the gym, etc. All contribute to bruxism issues, and you end u... Read More
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No: Just don't make it a habit of swallowing toothpaste. Too much Fluoride can cause fluorosis, and GI upset...
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Always Finish: Always finish the prescribed days and instructions for the antibiotics, even if signs and symptoms are improving...This is important as to not end up ... Read More
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Check with dentist: Your appliance should fit snug and be retentive, but it shouldn't make your teeth feel the way you're explaining. Double check with your dentist, may... Read More
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best: Because bacteria and germs are always in your mouth, the way to fight gingivitis long term is to do the best you can at homecare, with frequent, routi... Read More
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Purpose: Just remember the purpose of a night guard is to protect your teeth from bruxsim, clenching, grinding, --- the heavy load that you put when you're str... Read More
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All depends: The answer to your question depends on your expectations and your goals for whiter teeth. You need to consider your budget, too and compare to other ... Read More
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Could be infection: Check with your ENT doctor or md, could be a viral or some other infection, or worse.
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OTC products work: Otc products, including denture cleansing products work and also peroxide/ baking soda.
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Xray: Have your dentist take an xray, do thermal tests, pressure tests and pulp tests, and also, if you're overdue for cleaning or periodontal maintenance, ... Read More
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Have guard eval: It is always good to have your dentist periodically evaluate your bitesplint and/or guard. You may need adjustments, and generally, know that your gu... Read More
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High decay rate: Dentists prescribe higher dosage Fluoride toothpaste for people who have high decay rates.
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Many reasons: Apthous ulcers can be due to many reasons... Generally stress and how your immune system is and yes, certain foods/ diet are factors, and burning tong... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
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Ask your dentist: There are several reasons why your tooth in temporary is hurting, you need to go back to your dentist and have him/her check it out. Even excess cemen... Read More
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Ask yourself: The answer is no. Would you use preparation h to brush your teeth? No. Stick to teeth for toothpaste please.
A 42-year-old female asked:
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Keep it clean: Keep it clean and try to get in to your dentist as soon as you can, and they can make you another temp crn.
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Depends: Depends on what you want, what your expectations are, and what you feel like paying. There are different metal crowns, porcelain or ceramic fused to ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
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Try not to mix: Every mouth wash/rinse has a purpose, and it is best not to be a chemist and mix things up yourself... Try to use each product for its intended use.
A 34-year-old female asked:
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Talk to your dentist: Acid reflux can be very serious. You may also want to speak to md on rx like nexium, (esomeprazole) also discuss otc meds with a healthcare professio... Read More

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Jul 3, 2013
A very knowledgeable and dedicated dentist.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Decay was removed but ill go to him again because its more than a month I have irritating feeling thank u for advice
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! NEVER even spoke to me about recession correction. Changed him.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had a root canal done before this abscess...thanks a lot !!!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School, MI
Graduated 1998MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School, MI
MD

Awards

2012 Nationwide MAC Model Search Grand Prize winner
2011 LVI Fellowship
2011 IADFE Fellowship

Affiliations

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
International Association of Dentists
Las Vegas Institute, LVI GLOBAL
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