My mission, and that of the office, is to create a fun, loving environment for every child to receive dental care. Going to the dentist should not be scary; it should be an experience in which the children feel comfortable and safe.
I love watching my patients grow up and become healthy, happy young adults. I have many patients who were toddlers when I started the practice, and now they are high schoolers with great dental health. I feel accomplished to be a part of this success, and I am confident that the good dental habits we built will last for years to come.
It is my sincere privilege that parents trust me with their children’s smiles, and it is always my intent to give them something to really smile about.
Education and Continuing Education
I attended dental school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, then USC for my postgraduate pediatric dentistry program. I completed my residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Long Beach, and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey. This training has enabled me to work effectively with children who have complex medical needs and challenges, as well as special needs children.
A board-certified pediatric dentist, I am committed to staying at the forefront of technology to serve my patients’ needs. I attend continuing education courses that improve my clinical practice, such as Waterlase MD™ laser dentistry for shot-free dental restorations, silver diamine fluoride, and orthodontics for developing dentition.
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
Outside the Office
My husband, Dr. Shawn Yu, is the orthodontist who comes to the office to help treat our orthodontic patients. He also graduated from USC orthodontic program. We have a son, William, and a daughter, Beatrice.
When I am not working, I like to get involved in my children’s activities. You can find me at the soccer fields, baseball fields, and ballet and karate studios. I also enjoy helping out at my children’s schools and classrooms to stay involved with their education. I am passionate about personal fitness. I love to run and have run 12 half-marathons in the past three years. I recently ran the San Francisco full marathon! Lately, I have enrolled in swim classes to improve my strokes, and I hope to improve with swimming as well.
In the Community
My team and I are actively involved in promoting dental health in the community and have been doing community outreach in local preschools for the past 12 years. Dental diseases and cavities are preventable, and we see the importance of educating children early. We are passionate about helping them build a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits.