“I consider myself blessed to have been practicing orthodontics since 2008. When I was first exposed to this specialty of dentistry, I was amazed at the melding of biology, physics, and artistry into a career that contributed to the benefit of patients. I am most excited to see patients get excited about their transformative process and the outcomes of their treatment. It is most satisfying when patients realize that it also took their hard work to achieve great results!
“What makes what I do every day so worthwhile is to see a person’s face when they look at themselves and realize that they are a beautiful work of art—a true masterpiece!” – Dr. Wang
Dr. Wang’s Commitment to Education
Dr. Vanessa Wang attended Baylor University for her Bachelor of Science degree. She continued on to Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Dr. Wang completed her residency in orthodontics and Master’s in Oral Biology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Wang is a part-time clinical associate faculty for the University of Pennsylvania SDM’s Department of Orthodontics, where she is involved with resident education and pre-doctoral and post-doctoral lecturing. She is also the Past President (2014) and current sitting Board Member of Greater Philadelphia Society of Orthodontists, a group dedicated to the continued education of orthodontists in the Tri-State area.
Continual participation in an academic environment along with a society dedicated to continuing education in the field of orthodontics ensures that Dr. Wang will be immersed in the forefront of ideas that the specialty of orthodontics has to offer. She finds teaching to be a personally fulfilling way to ensure that the specialty’s next generation of clinicians will be well equipped to treat patients.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Pennsylvania Dental Association
- Greater Philadelphia Society of Orthodontists
Outside the Office
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Wang has resided in the Philadelphia area since 2005. She and her husband have twin daughters and two goldfish, Glub-glub and Orangy. When she’s not in the office, Dr. Wang spends all her time with her family. Having found her ability for artistic expression rather later in life, Dr. Wang is making up for lost time. If she’s not with family, she’s working on her most current art project!