Meet Dr. Sylvania Yu

Sylvania Yu, DDS

I love helping people feel better physically and psychologically about their oral health. I want my patients to feel good about themselves, and they, in turn, help us feel awesome about what we do.

I graduated from University of California School of Dentistry in San Francisco, one of the most prestigious institutions in the world. In addition to having extensive experience working at Happy Bear Surgery Center in Tulare, and in pediatric and adult dental offices in Bakersfield, Fresno, Madera, Visalia, Modesto, Merced, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, I am also experienced in oral sedation, nitrous oxide administration, and Invisalign®, as well as traditional braces.

I am passionate about my work and am committed to the highest standard of care. In the Era of Informational Revolution, as the world is transformed by technology, we are passionate about using the latest technologies to help our patients achieve their oral health goals. I continue to attend educational meetings to learn how to better provide orthodontic needs for our patients. Patients do not need to go to their orthodontic office to take off their wires and return to our office for cleanings or fillings. I also have extensive training in implant placements and restoration to offer high-quality, more affordable implants for our patients.

Outside work, my favorite thing to do is spend time with my three young boys: Warren, Benjamin, and Charlie. My husband Eric and I also love to travel. Each year, we trot different regions of the globe and learn about different cultures. We enjoy checking out good restaurants and, when the weather is right, we love outdoor activities as well. Biking, hiking, snorkeling, and snowboarding are just a few of our favorites.

Despite my busy schedule, I am committed to volunteer work, both at home and abroad. I am involved with Give Kids a Smile and the UCSF free dental clinic, and have gone on mission trips to rural Cambodian villages.