Lily Xu, DDS
Meet Dr. Lily Xu, one of the general dentists at Florida Smiles Dental, with dedication, perseverance, and excellence . Dr. Xu's journey to dentistry is an inspiring testament to her hard work, resilience, and unwavering commitment to lifelong learning and growth.
Born and raised in China, Dr. Xu holds Bachelor's degrees in Science from Michigan State University and Beijing Forestry University. Her diverse academic background includes enriching experiences in genetics and landscape design. She spent countless nights in a genetics lab replicating DNA and bacteria, and similarly tireless hours in a landscape design studio, illuminating her resilience and passion for learning.
Despite this broad array of experiences, it wasn't until later in her life that she discovered her true calling. While pregnant, Dr. Xu made the profound decision to strive towards a profession that her child would be proud of. This led her to the esteemed University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry, where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. The journey wasn't easy. Balancing the demanding role of a dentist, while raising two children, was indeed challenging. But Dr. Xu's belief in herself was unfaltering, and her tenacity saw her through.
Described by many as a perfectionist, Dr. Xu's meticulous approach to her work makes her a standout dentist. She may not be the fastest, but she steadfastly upholds the highest standards of excellence in her practice. She treats every patient as she would her own family, taking the time to understand their individual needs and ensuring that their best interests are at the heart of every treatment plan she crafts.
Dr. Xu's quiet demeanor belies a deep-seated compassion and patience, qualities that endear her to her patients and make their visits to Florida Smiles Dental a reassuring and comfortable experience.
Away from the dentist's chair, Dr. Xu is an artist at heart. She loves painting and crafting by hand, interests that reflect her eye for detail and her appreciation for the beauty in everyday life. She is also an avid gardener, a passion that traces back to her days in the landscape design studio.
Dr. Lily Xu is more than a dentist; she's a devoted mother, a lifelong learner, and a relentless pursuer of excellence. Her journey serves as an inspiring reminder that it's never too late to follow your dreams, and that with hard work, perseverance, and belief in oneself, anything is possible.