Meet the Doctors

Dr. John Yaung

I am a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, and have completed my post-graduate studies at the University of California in San Francisco, School of Dentistry. I am a fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry and a sustaining member with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. I am also a member of the orthodontic society at the United States Dental Institute and a member with the American Dental Association and California Dental Association.

John Yaung, DMD, FAGDPrior to my dental career, I was a graduate of Santa Clara University with a degree in Chemistry and was inducted into the scientific research society, Sigma Xi, and was awarded Analytical Chemist from the American Chemical Society. I then attended the University of California in Los Angeles as a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Physical Chemistry. Later I was employed by a pharmaceutical company to research and develop transdermal drugs in treatment of various skin and mucosal diseases. It is this integration of my background in scientific research and my understanding of forms in nature that allows me to practice not just the science of dentistry but also the art of dentistry. Dentistry, like all other biological fields, is very intricate and complex and requires attention to details, life-long commitment to learning and responsibilities, and passion to achieve nothing less than excellent dentistry.

Dr. Melissa Chen

Dr. Melissa Chen is also a graduate of the University of the Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. She is one of a few graduates who completed her dental education through a seven-year accelerated joint dental program with Lehigh University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree.

Melissa Chen, DMDUpon completing her dental school in the United States, she returned to her homeland of Taipei, Taiwan where she practiced dentistry with her father and her brother. Her unique experience in practicing dentistry in Taipei has given her an opportunity to understand how culture and beliefs have an effect on the delivery of dental healthcare to each individual and as a population as a whole. It is this understanding that has led her to be sensitive in providing individualized and personalized treatment based on varying cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs.

She has also committed herself to life-long learning through continued education and is an active member with the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association.