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Dr. Ronald Hsu

Pediatric Dentistry
Camas, WA
19 years experience male

Locations

Storybook Dental

Camas, WA

Address

2115 SE 192nd Ave, Suite 106, Camas, WA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 6:00pm
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Fax

3602161125

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Alliance Health

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Assurant Inc

Cigna

Guardian Life

Metlife Insurance Company of Connecticut

About

Bio

Comprehensive oral/dental care for infant, children, and adolescents.

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.

Pediatric Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Washington

Languages spoken

Korean, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

54 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Blocked or not made: Hi, there are two possibilities. (1) they were formed but got trapped for some reason and could not come in the mouth. (2) they were never made to b... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Needs an exam: The three things you mentioned may or may not be related to each other, and to really answer your question you will need to see the dentist that treat... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Very likely pregnant: Based on the dates you wrote, you are very likely pregnant. Buy a pregnancy test and find out.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Thin white line?: A thin white line on tooth just above the gums could be de-mineralization caused by prolonged plague buildup. It could also be calcified deposits tha... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes...: Short and quick answer is yes. Permanent teeth sometimes experience difficulties cutting through the gums so it take a little longer but they do come... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Absolutely: Any acidic drinks (all the ones you listed and more) can cause enamel micro damage and if done frequently enough can lead to huge problems. Moderatio... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
It is a bit unusual: But could still be normal, for your baby. Your pediatric dentist would be the best person to follow up on this. Normally the central incisors come i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
How long has it been: While it is normal to have some clotting and bleeding after simple gingivectomy, the size you are describing is a bit bigger then usual. If it is no ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Get tested: Please seek medical attention at a clinic near you. You should be tested and see if you have contracted an infection.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Needs a look: Tooth enamel has often been compared to steel when it comes to hardness, and at 16 years of age there should be no reason why your teeth would be soft... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Depends...: It could be an active "cavity" or an inactive cavity, and depending on the amount of structural damage and whether or not it is actively progressing d... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Depends on where...: Hi there, to adequately answer your question I would need a couple more pieces of information. (1) where exactly is the red spot? By that I mean is ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Typical pattern is: Lower centrals, upper centrals, upper front sides, lower front sides, lower first molars, upper first molars, upper canines, lower canines, lower 2nd ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Highly likely: Baby teeth tend to be smaller than permanent teeth, so if baby teeth came in crooked due to a lack of space, it is a virtual guarantee that there won'... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Need an expert: Please seek care with an oral medicine specialist or an oral pathologist. With the complex history you have most dentists would not know what need to... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Shingles: If you are experiencing shingles it is a very bad deal and can hurt a lot in many areas. Your doctor might be able to prescribe some pain reliever an... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Possibly : Hi there, please take a look at the weblink included below. You may not have TMJ problems, but some of the suggestions in this website by the Nationa... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Depends: To ensure teeth stay in place I would suggest wearing both retainers. I personally had a glued in "permanent" retainer for 7 years, and when mine was... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Brush and floss: Hello! If you mean the soft, cheesy white (or yellow, orange) stuff that you can scrape off with your finger nails, then thorough brushing and flossi... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Possibly: You seem to be experiencing early signs and symptoms of TMJ disorder, and heavy clenching and grinding can certainly lead to muscle soreness as well a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Need a visual exam: Hi there. Unfortunately what you described may be caused by different reasons. A dentist would have to actually see you and get more information to ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Complex issue: Excessive fluoride with prolonged exposure can actually cause problems in places other than teeth. The crux of the matter is how much have they over ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes you can: Typically whitening procedures only takes a short amount of time (30min, 1 hour) and you certainly can do whitening and then go back to the retainer.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Just on the edge?: You said the baby teeth are just being replaced... The tips of permanent front teeth can be translucent enough to appear bluish/whitish and it would b... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Not sure...: The answer to your question would depend on what you mean by narrow chin. Certain dental procedures may end up giving you a more narrowed face appear... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Possibly: A full evaluation would be needed to determine if Invisalign is appropriate for you. While Invisalign is great for many cases there are limitations. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes, and..: They are probably the only ones that should do it. Tooth structure is one of the few things in our body that does not grow back and cannot be repleni... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Maybe: Invisalign is a great tool but it does have limitations. It really depends on what tooth needs to be pulled down and how much distance we are talking... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
More info needed: Hi there, I would need more information to help you. It depends on where they are and how they feel. It could be a number of different things.
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
It might be normal..: If you didn't count permanent molars. At 11, typically you would have at least 12 permanents - 4 permanent molars, 4 upper front, 4 lower front. Tha... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Depends...: Invisalign can be a great choice for many cases but they don't work well in some instances depending on the severity of your malocclusion (bad bite, c... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Ask your orthodontis: Since you are currently in braces and are under the care of an orthodontist, he/she would be the best person to ask this question. In your case it mi... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Permanent molars: Permanent molars typically comes into the mouth around 6-7 years of age. They do not replace baby molars unless the teeth are so crowded that the per... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Sensitivity: Usually when enamel is lost you would get sensitivity. For repair you may need veneers or crowns. It really depends on how much is gone and where. ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes and yes: The orthodontist needs to be able to study your bite and the positions of all of your teeth from different angles. Without molds (impression and stud... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
No permanents, or...: The permanent teeth might be impacted. But most likely it would be because the permanent replacements were never made. A panoramic x-ray image would... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
See a dentist: The falling and the rotting may not be related, but either way she will need to be seen by a dentist. The rotted teeth may need to be removed; I'm su... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
??: Your profile says you are 49 years from Staten Island, NY but you said you are almost 30? Something isn't adding up. But to your question, if you ha... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes and more : There's arteries and veins too, and they have stem cells that fully matured adult teeth don't have. They can certainly hurt just like permanents, and... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Many causes: It is a common condition that actually have multiple possible causes. Research literature has suggested that childhood teeth grinding usually stops n... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Removal is best: Hi there, what you experienced is very common for wisdom teeth -- in fact, that is probably the number one reason people have them taken out. Please ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Neck?: I am concerned. You have lumps on your neck that bleeds when you brush your teeth? Do you mean the lumps are in your mouth? You may have what's cal... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
2-3 weeks: If your exercise is really rigorous then 2-3 weeks would be a good idea, but most of the time you can resume normal activities with in a week to 10 da... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Run til tackled: In some ways teeth never stops growing. Teeth "stop" when they encounter resistance, typically. So as we age and wear down our teeth, they "grow" a ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Best esthetics: Yes it is. In fact, by doing so your dentist would be able to give you the most beautiful outcome. The "fake tooth" would be able to shape the gum a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Varies greatly: There is a wide range of normal. Typically it would be between 8 to 12 teeth, but I have seen as few as none, and as many as 16 that were all conside... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
It depends: Hi there, there is a possibility that the bump is a slow growing "torus", a slow boney growth that is considered normal but could be irritating. If t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Diet, hygiene, FL: Diet - reduce frequency of carbohydrate snacks (sweet or not). Cavity causing bacteria thrives on sugar and starch. Also avoid sticky textures (frui... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
Sounds like TMJ: Blocked parotid duct would not cause jaw clicking or popping, or ringing in the ears. TMJ problems would. Please see here: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Dentistry, WA
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY AND CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

Awards

America's Top Dentists Consumers Research Council of America
Top Pediatric Dentist, Third Place, National - Winter
2015
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Publications

The art and science of Swedish dentistry: from Brånemark implants to problem-based learning.
A study of military recruitment strategies for dentists: possible implications for academia.
Somatotopic organization of perioral musculature innervation within the pig facial motor nucleus.
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