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Meet Dr. Yao
Dr. Yao received his dental training from the renowned University of Hong Kong. Despite the demanding schedule, Dr. Yao was an active member of the student body. He organized and participated in numerous student activities. In fact, in 1983, Dr. Yao was the youngest student to ever be elected president of the student union. Academically, Dr. Yao received honors including the Distinction of Anatomy Award (the only one in his class).
In 1987, after completing his training, Dr. Yao began his successful career practicing in Asia. After three and a half years of providing all phases of excellent dentistry including endodontics, veneers, surgery and implants, Dr. Yao relocated to the U.S.
In 1990, Dr. Yao enrolled in the University of the Pacific at San Francisco International Program where he not only obtained a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree, but also received a variety of awards including the Dean’s Award for Highest Scholarship. Soon after, Dr. Yao was one of only five residents that were accepted into the University of the Pacific Orthodontics Specialty Program. Again, he was awarded the Top Alumni Outstanding Research Award in 1994.
Dr. Yao is well-known for his philanthropic contributions to the local community. He sponsors local charity drives and events, conducts contests such as “Do a Good Deed,” speaks at local schools and encourages field trips to his office. Read more about Dr. Yao’s community work here.
Family and Interests
Dr Yao has been happily married for over 20 years to the first girl he dated, Dr. Teresa Chan. He is very proud of the various accomplishments of his responsible and independent children.
He has a variety of interests, including movies and art for inspiration, diving for its beauty and relaxation, and his three cats Yuki, Abby and Oreo! Above all, he and his wife take pleasure in helping people and the community.
A resident of the San Francisco area since 1990, Dr. Yao enjoys the beautiful South Bay area as well as being in such a great country as America, where people have the chance to be free and to do what is right.