Rick Jow, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Jow graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Davis in 1980 and was elected to the honor societies of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. He graduated with honors from Dental School in 1984 from the University of California, San Francisco and was elected to the dental honor society of Omicron Kappa Upsilon. During his dental training, Dr. Jow was involved in teaching and research and received awards for his outstanding performance and abilities.
Orthodontic and TMJ post-doctoral training was completed in 1986 at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Jow completed his Master’s Degree in 1987 at U.C.L.A. He has presented and published several research papers and abstracts on jaw muscle endurance and recovery.
Dr. Jow is a Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Dentistry and has been teaching clinical orthodontics and orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning since 1989. He received recognition for Excellence in Instruction in 1994. In addition, Dr. Jow has passed the written examination of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Jow began his practice in San Francisco in 1986. In addition to treating children and adolescents, Dr. Jow acquired extensive experience in multi-disciplinary adult orthodontic treatment working in concert with his brother, who is a prosthodontist, and other dental specialists. Later, he began a practice in Fremont gaining even more experience in early treatment of orthodontic and orthopedic problems in children.
Dr. Jow is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, California State Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Santa Clara County Dental Society.
Dr. Jow’s hobbies include designing, building, and flying radio-controlled model helicopters. His speed helicopter fuselage won the International Speed Cup event in 2012. He also enjoys machining, working with composites, and crafting details on scale model helicopters, then flying them to emulate their full-size counterparts. Dr. Jow’s love for helicopters and aviation led him to achieve his Helicopter Private Pilot license in 2022.