The second half of the Sherwood Family Dentistry Duo is Dr. Erma Craw, who is also passionate about her career in dentistry. Dr. Craw was an honor student and “band geek” in high school and later earned two bachelor degrees in biology and psychology from the University of California, Irvine. After taking a brief break from college, Dr. Craw decided to go back to school to attend the USC Dental Program and was honored the year she was elected by her classmates to be class president. While in school, she applied all that she was learning in classes to her job working as student staff at the Children’s Mobile Dental Clinic. It was there where she met her classmate and future business partner Dr. Chao. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.
Dr. Chao is one half of the talented and compassionate dental duo that makes up Sherwood Family Dentistry. After nearly two decades of working in the dental industry, Dr. Chao still gets a thrill when he helps a patient obtain the perfect smile. His career originally started out on a different path. Dr. Chao graduated with a degree in accounting from the University at Southern California (USC) but found out rather quickly that it was not for him and went back to USC to complete the Dental Program. When he was the only one of 120 students in dental morphology class who could guess the name of the famous person whose smile was projected on the screen (Princess Diana), he knew he had found his true calling and has been passionate about dentistry ever since.