Dr. Audrey Sheu came from a medical family background, so from a young age she knew that she wanted to be involved in the healthcare field. During her Bachelor of Science studies in biology and psychology at UCLA, Dr. Sheu decided that she wanted to be a dentist to combine her desire to be in the health field and her affinity for working with her hands. Dr. Sheu completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery training at University of Maryland, Baltimore and Loma Linda School of Dentistry. Dr. Sheu practiced general dentistry for two years and in that time, Dr. Sheu found that she particularly enjoyed working with children of all ages. Wanting to ensure that she could provide the best care to her pediatric patients, Dr. Sheu returned to Loma Linda Hospital for her post-graduate specialty training in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Sheu feels it is important to stay on the cutting-edge of pediatric dentistry. Thus, she maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations to keep up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology. She is board certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Pediatric dentists with board certified status have proven their commitment to excellence requiring verification of credentials and the successful completion of a voluntary exam. To achieve this level of recognition, the dentist must continually demonstrate exceptional knowledge and expertise, as well as a commitment to continuing education. Dr. Sheu is currently a member of the following organizations:
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
Dr. Sheu’s philosophy in pediatric dentistry combines the latest techniques with the knowledge of a child’s psychological and emotional needs at each stage of life. She hopes that by providing a fun and positive dental experience, she can provide each child with a desire to incorporate dental health as an integral part of their lifestyle.
In her personal life, Dr. Sheu likes to give back to her community. She does so by volunteering with Give Kids a Smile Day and Clinic with a Heart. She has traveled to Central and South America to provide urgent dental care to the indigenous peoples of those countries. In her free time, Dr. Sheu likes to read, hike with her dog Shadow, cook, travel, and spend time with her husband Mark, and her two children Lauren and Liam.
“I think one of the most important things I can do as a pediatric dentist is to give children and their parents the life long tools for ongoing dental health. I wholeheartedly believe that this can be accomplished with knowledge and positive experiences. At my practice, we spend time teaching kids and their parents how to brush, floss, eat well, and take care of their oral health. I am always so proud that my patients follow through and stay cavity free and healthy!”