We recently sat down with one of our newest dentists. Dr. Dan Wulc is an orthodontist and certified invisible braces provider at our Bryn Mawr practice. He’s also a proud native to the Philadelphia area! If you’re looking for a way to straighten your smile, be sure to come out and meet this Philadelphia invisible braces provider at our upcoming open house!
PDFP: Can you tell me a little about your background?
Dr. Wulc: I was born in Philadelphia and raised in Bryn Mawr. I never really left the area. I got my bachelor’s degree in Swarthmore and then did my training at Temple for dental school and residency. After I finished my training, I practiced in multiple practices throughout the Philadelphia area. Philadelphia is my heart and soul.
PDFP: What motivated you to pursue dentistry and, in particular, orthodontics?
Dr. Wulc: When I was younger, I had horrible teeth. I had these huge buck teeth and I was really embarrassed about my smile. For me, orthodontics was life changing. It gave me confidence. And that experience really stuck with me. Ultimately, that’s what I’m hoping to do for my patients– to give them that same confidence.
PDFP: What are your special areas of interest within the field of orthodontics?
Dr. Wulc: I am interested in aesthetic orthodontics. When people think of orthodontics, they usually think of your grandfather’s appliances, with brackets and wires… but the profession has really changed in the past 10-20 years. There have been tremendous advances.
PDFP: What is your favorite part of your work as an orthodontist at PDFP?
Dr. Wulc: My favorite part is being a part of the Penn network, which has such history to it. I love having the ability to collaborate with top dentists in the field and to be a part of that network.
PDFP: What makes Penn Dental Family Practice unique?
Dr. Wulc: I think it’s the fact that the Penn Dental Family Practice has all of the specialities within one network. It makes comprehensive dental care easier for patients, and that ultimately benefits them. It really simplifies the process of obtaining full dental care.
PDFP: You have an invisible braces Open House coming up. Can you tell me about that?
Dr. Wulc: On May 19th, we’re inviting everyone to the Bryn Mawr practice for a complimentary invisible braces assessment. There will be prizes and discounts on treatment available. For anyone who is even slightly interested in invisible braces, or who knows they want to learn more, this is an opportunity to get more information.
PDFP: You probably hear this a lot… but why invisible braces? From your perspective, what are the highlights?
Dr. Wulc: I can’t even count how many times I hear this story: I had braces when I was younger, but since then my teeth have moved, but I refuse to get those brackets again. So I’ll live with it. Invisible braces gives these people the chance to get their smiles back through an aesthetic option. They don’t have to just live with it. Invisible braces opens treatment options to those who didn’t think it was available to them.
PDFP: What would you tell someone who is considering invisible braces, but not quite sure they’re ready to commit?
Dr. Wulc: We offer a complimentary invisible braces consultation at Penn Dental Family Practice. During the consult, we outline the process and answer any questions they might have about invisible braces. It’s really a great way for patients who might be on the fence to get a little more information.
PDFP: What is something fun about you that your patients might not know?
Dr. Wulc: I love sports and following the Philadelphia sports teams. My favorite sports to play to are tennis and golf I actually played varsity tennis in high school, and we won two state titles in Pennsylvania. I played in college too, NCAA division three, and we got the chance to play in Ireland and Italy.
PDFP: What advice would you give patients and to readers of this blog?
Dr. Wulc: If you feel like you can’t confidently smile or you hide your teeth or when you laugh, there are new options available. It might still be possible to get your smile back. Don’t think that braces have stayed the same over the last 15-20 years. A lot has changed.
Are you interested in learning more about invisible braces, or receiving a free consultation? Don’t forget to stop by our invisible braces Open House on May 19th in Bryn Mawr. You can meet Dr. Wulc, receive your free consultation, and have a chance to win prizes and even receive a potential discount on treatment! RSVP today.
Please note: As of June 30, 2019, Dr. Wulc will be practicing at the University City location.