Dr. Gary Lau is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service and orthodontic care to you and your family in a friendly and caring environment. He is known to be warm and compassionate because he values each individual patient’s concerns and approaches treatment as if you are family. It is the goal of Dr. Lau and the team at San Carlos Orthodontics to provide every patient with a fun, pleasant, and enjoyable experience.
Dr. Gary Lau is a board certified orthodontist - a significant step beyond the 2-3 years of advanced education required for a dentist to become a specialist in orthodontics. Dr. Lau attended the UCLA School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, orthodontic specialty certificate, and Masters in Oral Biology. Recognized for his clinical skill, integrity, and leadership abilities, he was selected by his colleagues and faculty to serve as chief resident. Dr. Lau continues to support the UCLA School of Dentistry through donations and by teaching an annual course to the orthodontic residents.
Dr. Lau loves orthodontics for the artistry, science and technical ability required to achieve a beautiful and functional result. If you were to ask him what he would be if not an orthodontist, he would say an architect for all the same reasons mentioned. Above all, he loves the interaction with his patients and the reward of the beautiful and confident smiles when the braces come off!
Outside of the Office
Dr. Gary Lau grew up in San Mateo and graduated from Burlingame High School. He and his wife love all of the diversity, culture, cuisines, and activities the Bay Area has to offer. Their favorite pastimes are golf, tennis, skiing, cooking, trying out new restaurants, watching Netflix, and spending quality time with our families. Being a firm believer in community service, Dr. Lau volunteers for free dental clinics and screenings with the San Mateo County Dental Society as well as the Samaritan House Dental Clinic and Dentistry from the Heart.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- San Mateo County Dental Society