Meet Christensen Hsu, DDS
Dr. Hsu is a talented oral surgeon committed to the well-being of her patients and making a lifelong positive impact in their lives.
About Dr. Hsu
Dr. Hsu is from Pampanga, Philippines and grew up in Southern California after she immigrated to the United States at the age of 4. She pursued oral surgery because it emphasizes the clinical management of the patient as a whole while providing curative and life-changing outcomes. As an oral surgeon, Dr. Hsu is able to integrate the disciplines of medicine, dentistry, and surgery, and provide the highest standard of care.
When searching for a practice to join, she wanted a positive work environment that utilizes state-of-the-art technology. She is eager to be a part of True Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery where she can contribute to a welcoming atmosphere and optimal clinical outcomes. Dr. Hsu finds it most rewarding to make a positive impact in someone’s health and their life overall.
Dr. Hsu understands the nervousness that surgery can sometimes cause. She helps patients overcome these feelings by acknowledging their concerns, carefully listening to their needs, and providing them with all of the information they need to understand their condition and make informed decisions. Often, she shares her personal experiences as a patient to empathize with others and show they are not alone. Dr. Hsu reassures every patient that she is dedicated to their safety and providing a positive oral surgery experience.
Education and Residency
Dr. Hsu earned a BS in kinesiology from the University of California Los Angeles in 1991. She earned her DDS from the NYU College of Dentistry in 1997 and completed her oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in 2010. Dr. Hsu continued her education and earned a Masters in Strategic Studies (MSS) from the US Army War College in 2019.
Certifications and Affiliations
- American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
- California Dental Association (CDA)
- California Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAOMS)
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA)
- California Dental Society of Anesthesiology (CDSA)
- San Diego County Dental Society (SDCDS)
Hobbies and Interests
Dr. Hsu loves exploring new places, going to the local farmer’s market, and watching live musicals with her family. Three fun facts about her are that she was deployed on the USNS Mercy (Naval Hospital Ship) throughout Asia and the South Pacific in 2015, she was selected as the 2019 UCLA Filipino Alumnus of the Year, and she is both an Army and Navy veteran.