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All our professionals at Smile For Life Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Chia Y. Wu, DMD
Dentist / Co-Founder
Dr. Chia Wu is originally from Taipei, Taiwan. Her parents moved to the U.S. when she was very young and raised her in southern California. She attended the University of California, San Diego where she received her B.S. in Physiology and Neuroscience in the beautiful town of La Jolla. It was at UCSD where she volunteered as an assistant at a free dental clinic run by pre-dental students to provide care to those less fortunate. This work inspired her passion for dentistry and led her to pursue her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (D.M.D.) from Temple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA., which she earned in 2007.
Being a firm believer in advancing her education to the highest level, she received further training in the care of patients with complex medical conditions and advanced dental restoration challenges at a two-year general residency at New York Hospital of Queens in Flushing, NY. Here she received training in a variety of other areas of dentistry including oral surgery, periodontics (gum health), pedodontics (child dentistry), endodontics (root canal therapy), and implant dentistry.
As a leading family dentist and Oral Appliance Therapy provider in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Wu continues her education today by frequently completing advanced coursework in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, orthodontics (both invisible braces and brackets/wires), Oral Appliance Therapy for sleep-related breathing disorders including sleep apnea, and implant restorative dentistry to make sure her patients not only receive the most up to date quality care but also receive the education they need to understand their oral health conditions. She is an active member of various dental organizations, including, the Arizona Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Central Arizona Dental Society, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Away from work, Dr. Chia Wu enjoys working out at her crossfit gym, cooking various types of ethnic foods, and most importantly, spending time with close family and friends. She is married to Smile for Life's Co-Owner and CEO, Brandon Quijada.
Andrew Levin, DMD
Dr. Andrew Levin is originally from New Jersey. He received his undergraduate education in economics at Rutgers University and his dental degree from The Rutgers School of Dentistry, graduating in 2003.
Having previously spent several years happily living and practicing in Arizona in the past, Dr. Levin and his wife realized that they missed and loved it so much that they decided to come back! They are greatly enjoying settling back in here for good and plan on growing their family.
Dr. Levin is the third generation of dentist in his family. He follows proudly the accomplishments of this father and grandfather. And we are honored and thrilled that Dr. Levin has chosen our practice for his new dental home. His values of relationships, commitment, respect and family are reflective of how we relate to our patients. We are certain you will find him to be likable, approachable, compassionate, and a true professional.
Dr. Levis is a member of the ADA and its local Arizona chapter and, now that he is back, is looking forward to expanding his involvement with other extra-curricular groups and training. He has served as member and secretary of the Atlanta, R.V. Tucker Gold study club and the prestigious Seattle Study Club, in addition to other specialized training he has received in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and occlusion.
When he is not doing dentistry, Dr. loves spending time with family and exploring and learning about the rich desert and outdoor life Arizona has to offer. He has been known to have had a guitar in his hand or rocking out to his favorite tunes. He is also a big fan of movies and any kind of good and interesting reading.
Sean O'Grady, DMD
Dr. Sean O'Grady was born and raised in Phoenix. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in physiology and then from Boston University School of Dental Medicine with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD).
Dr O'Grady was the chief resident at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City for his 2 year General Practice Residency. After his residency, Dr O'Grady practiced emergency and family dentistry in Chicago for 4 years. While there, he continued to hone his expertise in root canals, extractions, implants, urgent dental care, and family dental care.
Dr O'Grady makes patient care his #1 focus and strives to make every patient's visit successful and comfortable.
In his off time, he likes to run and especially enjoys trail running. He has completed six marathons since 2013. He also enjoys cooking all his meals, reading, and relaxing with his dog at home.
Thomas Nguyen, DDS
Dr. Nguyen is originally from Vietnam and grew up in California. He earned a bachelor's degree in Microbiology at the University of California at Davis and worked in the biotech industry for a year before attending UCSF School of Dentistry where he was awarded his D.D.S. degree.
Dr. Nguyen holds licenses in both California and Arizona and is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA). He performs all aspects of dentistry but enjoys cosmetic, implant and removable prosthetic dentistry the most. He is a compassionate dentist who strives to reach the most ideal solution for patients' dental needs.
Outside of dentistry, he is an avid fan of the outdoors and enjoys camping, hiking, hunting, fishing and mountain biking.
Meet the Staff
CEO / Co-Founder
Team Member since 2011
Jacquelyn Owen, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Team Member since 2012
VP of Operations
Team Member since 2014
Patient Care Coordinator
Team Member since 2011