Dr. Andy Vu was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His undergraduate studies in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles sparked his interest in dentistry. He went on to earn his dental doctorate at the New York University College of Dentistry.
After dental school, he served on Active Duty in the U.S. Army supporting pre-deployment dental readiness. He was selected to fulfill numerous roles including Deputy Director of Operation Live Well in the Office of the Army Surgeon General at the Pentagon, Dental Service Chief of the Primary Care Dentistry Department at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Dental Team Leader of the 62nd Medical Brigade during Pacific Partnership 15, and Officer-in-Charge of a dental readiness clinic for the Fort Jackson Dental Activity.
His experiences within military healthcare inspired him to pursue training in oral and maxillofacial surgery, where he matched at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He envisions practicing full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery with particular interest in complex dentoalveolar reconstruction utilizing digital implant workflows, hard and soft tissue regeneration, and orthognathic surgery.