West Hartford, CT, Avon, CT Cosmetic Dentist

Get to Know Theodore K. Wu, DMD, MAGD

West Hartford and Avon cosmetic dentist Doctor Theodore K Wu smiling with a patient

Dr. Wu founded Blue Back Dental in 2006 and brings over 20 years of experience to our West Hartford and Avon dental practices. He loves getting to know his patients and then providing them with comfortable dental care in a relaxing and friendly environment. His goal is to show people that going to the dentist can be a positive experience when you’re in the right hands. He can’t wait to meet you and your loved ones, and below, you can learn a little more about him.

Why Did Dr. Wu Decide to Become a Dentist?

Doctor Wu treating a dental patient

Dr. Wu knew he wanted to go into healthcare by the time he started college. He eventually chose to focus on dentistry after shadowing at his childhood dentist’s office, learning that he loved both the creative and technical nature of working with his hands as well as the rewards of providing patients with healthy, happy smiles.

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Where did Dr. Wu Study Dentistry?

Exterior of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine building

Dr. Wu began his college career at the University of California San Diego before going on to graduate from the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. This was followed by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at the University of Connecticut.

Over the years, Dr. Wu has undergone advanced training in orthodontics through the New England International Association for Orthodontics. Today, he is a certified Platinum Provider of Invisalign and can also offer Six Month Smiles cosmetic orthodontics. He has also trained internationally in dental implant placement and restoration. Continuing education and Study Club involvement is paramount to staying on dentistry’s cutting edge. In 2010, Dr Wu was awarded Fellowship status, and in 2015, he obtained Mastership status in the Academy of General Dentistry, a distinction awarded to less than 1% of all dentists.

Dr. Wu enjoys working with dental students from the UConn School of Dental Medicine where he serves as a dental externship mentor. He has been voted a Top Dentist in Connecticut Magazine every year since 2015 as well as a Top Dentist in Hartford Magazine every year since 2012.

Always eager to learn, Dr. Wu is an active member of several professional organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry (Master)
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • SPEAR Education
  • New England Master Track Study Club
  • Farmington Valley Study Club

Outside of the Dental Office, What Does Dr. Wu Like to Do?

Collage featuring Doctor Wu at sporting events and with family

Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Dr. Wu now resides in Avon with his wife, Noyem, and their three boys, Andy, David, and Sammy. On the weekends, you’ll usually find him spending time with family or keeping busy by taking care of his backyard flock of egg-laying hens. He also likes to stay active by skiing as well as playing ice hockey and squash. He has also coached a youth hockey team in Avon for many years.

Everyone is super accommodating, and they were able to get me in for an appointment immediately for a cleaning. I was a bit nervous, but Dr. Wu and his team had me feeling extremely comfortable and more at ease. If you're looking for a dentist, definitely give Dr. Wu a try--he's amazing!.”

Daniella T.
Brunette woman smiling before and after orthodontic treatment from Doctor Wu

Let’s start by saying that after some traumatic dental visits, I have become a baby when it comes to all things tooth related. Dr. Wu is kind, patient, gentle, and explained everything as we went along. I can’t thank him enough for putting me at ease and taking such wonderful care of me! I highly recommend this dental group, and I’m so glad I chose Blue Back Dental!”

Close up of teeth before and after orthodontic treatment

I continue to be pleased by the staff and services at Blue Back Dental. I appreciated the fact that the team could see me quickly with a pending issue. Dr. Wu and the attending hygienist, whose name I cannot remember, were extremely efficient. Thank you!”

Paul M.
Close up of teeth before and after orthodontics

Dr. Wu has been my dental care specialist, and I highly recommend him. He cares for you as a patient and describes how and what will be done. I had 2 crowns completed, and Dr. Wu did a fantastic job--no pain and great results. A very nice office environment that is state of the art.”

Chuck S.
Close up of teeth before during and after Six Month Smiles treatment

Thank you to the Blue Back Dental team, Donna, and Dr. Wu who was patient with my questions and successfully completed two fillings for me--my first new fillings in 45 years! This is a top-notch dental practice with zero wait time, and they are always efficient and kind! I highly recommend this practice to people of all ages!”

Sheila S.
Woman grinning before and after gummy smile correction

I called Blue Back Dental after hours on Friday, December 17, 2021, due to a chipped crown. It was not an emergency, but Blue Back Dental promptly returned my phone call upon opening on Monday and was able to see me at 1:30 pm that day. Dr. Wu corrected my chipped tooth. This made me so happy! Thank you so much Dr. Wu and the staff at Blue Back Dental!!”

Carla G.
Lower row of teeth before and after correcting misalignment

Dr. Wu and associates are extremely gifted at their craft, and I value their expertise, their ability to take precautions with the pandemic, and how frequently they keep up with new technologies. My late sister was the one that discovered this practice, and I cannot stress how grateful I am that she did.”

Patricia A.
Close up of teeth before and after fixing crowding

I truly can’t say enough good things about Blue Back Dental. I love the clean beautiful place, the excellent doctors, and the entire support team, especially Dr. Wu, for taking the best care of our dental health and making the experience exceptional. Dr. Wu and his team always listen attentively, put patients’ satisfaction first, and never let even the tiniest issue (dental or financial) go unaddressed.”

Laura H.
Close up of teeth before and after fixing slight gaps between teeth

I had a great experience today at Blue Back Dental! Dr. Wu and the staff are really nice and gentle. I’ve had dental work in the past, and this has been the best by far. I feel confident with his work and look forward to my next visit. Thank you!”

Sarah K.
Smile before and after fixing gap between two front teeth

I had a great experience with Dr. Wu. My son is concerned because he didn’t give me a prize at the end. I’m 39, so I’ll still give him great reviews even though I didn’t walk out with a sticker! Loved being able to watch HGTV during my treatment.”

Rachel M.
Close up of teeth before and after cosmetic dental work

The place is newly renovated and very clean. Dr. Wu is very professional and kind. Julia is also nice and cleans teeth thoroughly!”

Ran L.
Close up of smile before and after orthodontic work