"I never dread going to the dentist because I know Dr. Woo will answer all my questions, will minimize pain (no small matter!), will always care about the details, and will understand and respond to my concerns. The hygienist is extremely good at her job and like Dr. Woo is very attentive to any discomfort I feel or any problems/questions I have. They have never once rushed me out to take the next patient or given me insufficient answers to my questions.
"Everyone in the office is reliably friendly, willing to take extra time to deal with my questions, especially those pesky insurance problems, really, I couldn't ask for more."
Nancy K., Santa Cruz
Dr. Woo completed her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from U.C. Davis. She then completed a masters degree in the Health Sciences and then attended dental school in San Francisco at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Immediately upon graduation in 1986, she was invited by her dental school to teach as an adjunct clinical professor while starting her dental practice and her family! Her practice grew quickly from the many patient referrals which led her to open her practice in Boulder Creek. She and her husband are the proud parents of two children who were raised in this community and are now attending college and graduate school.
Dr. Woo is an active member within her profession and community. She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Monterey Bay Dental Society and has served as a delegate to address political concerns within the dental profession. Furthermore, she was elected to serve on the California Dental Association Foundation Board of Directors whose mission is to improve the oral health of all Californians by supporting the dental profession in its effort to meet community needs. She maintains continuing education by participating in study groups and courses. In addition, she has been a member of the Dental Advisory Board at the Cabrillo School of Dental Hygiene.
She is also a member of the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Alumni Association board of directors since 2002. Having just completed her Presidency at one of the premier dental school alumni associations in the country, she continues to serve in an advisory capacity.
Within the community, Dr. Woo has earned Community Service Awards for Dental Screenings and Education. She is an avid golfer and in past years was Captain of the Valley Gardens Ladies Golf Club.
For all her contributions to her community and service to the profession of dentistry, she was honored with a Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International, the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.
Dr. Morandi received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Boston University, spending several years exploring the ancient Mayan culture of Central America and teaching archaeology at the college level. After hanging up his Indiana Jones hat, he undertook a year of volunteer work at the Native American Health Center dental clinic in San Francisco. He then matriculated at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, where he was granted his D.D.S. degree.
Dr. Morandi is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Monterey Bay Dental Society. During his years as a dental student, Dr. Morandi served as President of the Student Community Outreach for Public Education (SCOPE), an organization dedicated to improving access to dental care in underserved communities. He was honored with a Community Service Award by his dental school.
Dr. Morandi enjoys cooking (and eating), playing the guitar, hiking, gardening and beekeeping, drawing, writing, running, and traveling. He and his wife live in Campbell, CA with their son.
Our experienced hygienists are dedicated to preventive treatment as well as patient education but with a gentle touch. Our hygienists are lead by Wendy, who has been in our office for many years and knows almost all our patients. Our other hygienists are here on alternate days and times to provide a style and schedule that will fit your needs.
Our experienced office staff is here to help your dental experience be a positive one. Whether they are here to help navigate you through your insurance benefits, find appointment times with your busy work schedule or explain a dental procedure, you can be assured of an atmosphere of caring teamwork.