One of Dr. Young’s greatest joys is the expression of her professional life. She has chosen dentistry as a career and finds that it is a good fit for her. It has given her the opportunity to share her talents on an individual basis each day.
Whether she is in the office or teaching, she is proud to offer the best the field of dentistry has to offer to those around her.
Dr. Young would like to thank her team for their talents and contributions to our patients. Without them, she believes her accomplishments would not be possible.
Her educational background runs from attending high school in a small town to doctoral training in the city. She attended University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and completed her degree in chemistry. She continued on to earn a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of the Pacific, San Francisco, California, in 1986.
Her professional development includes the following:
- Fellowship Grant at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
- Board member of the National Association of Women Business Owners
- San Diego County Dental Society Peer Review Committee — 10 years of service
- California Dental Association — American Dental Association
- Academy of Operative Dentistry — American Academy of Gold Foil Operators
- Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy — Academy of RV Tucker Study Clubs
- Editor of the Lineangle Newsletter for the Academy of RV Tucker Study Clubs
- Lecturer and Clinical Instructor — UCLA School of Dentistry
Meet Our Team
Our friendly team is looking forward to meeting you! Read our biographies to get to know our dentist and team before you come in for your appointment. Give us a call today at (858) 273-7777 to schedule your appointment with our dental office in San Diego, California!
Grace joined our team showcasing her love of dentistry and a desire to create beautiful smiles. Practicing as a licensed registered dental assistant for the past 21 years, she enjoys helping people achieve beautiful smiles. Grace has brought humor to the office and brightens the spirits of our patients. She believes that laughter heals the soul. With her extensive knowledge and experience, she is committed to customizing your dental care both behind the scenes and chairside.
Julie is a mother of two beautiful children, Quentin and Juliana. She enjoys spending time with her family and doing outdoor activities such as gardening, hiking, and fishing.
Having moved to San Diego in 1986, she worked at United Airlines for 22 years. She decided to switch careers to work in the health care industry. Julie graduated with honors from SWC in dental hygiene. She has participated in CDA Cares and plans to carry out more hygiene experience through mission trips once her children graduate.
“I love educating my patients and building that connection. ”
Yang has been a dental hygienist for nearly 19 years. She graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of Arkansas, the Razorbacks. Arkansas is only her second hometown. The first 21 years of her life were spent in Beijing, China. She has found that speaking fluent English and Mandarin has helped her in effectively communicating in the dental field, especially in San Diego. Yang has been practicing for 15 years in San Diego. She has worked 12 of those years in a periodontal specialty office. She is experienced in helping her patients achieve their best gum health. Yang is known for her gentle and thorough dental cleanings. She takes the time to teach her patients the essential knowledge and skills needed to maintain their oral health at home.
As a new member of Dr. Young’s caring team, Yang is looking forward to meeting you and working with “you all.”
Oh, one more thing! When the radio plays the right songs, Yang will sing for you, too!
Patrice has been in the dental field for over three decades. She began her career as a rover working in both the front and back office positions. She went on to become licensed as a registered dental assistant and eventually transitioned to working full time in the front office. It was there that she brought her dental office into the age of computerization. Working in all specialties, with an emphasis in orthodontics, she continued to grow. Patrice has a passion for helping patients achieve their optimal oral health.
During Patrice’s free time, she loves spending time with her grand babies; they are her number one priority. In addition, riding her bike along the coast and playing tennis are her favorite pastimes.
Kris has an amazing 11-year-old son of whom she is very proud. As for her career history, she earned her registered dental assistant license 14 years ago. Recently, Kris completed an Associate of Science degree in biology from San Diego City College. Her goal is to continue her education by obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. Her passion is to make your dental experience at our office a comfortable and relaxing one every time. Kris looks forward to meeting and treating all of you with superior service.
Have you met Jennifer at the front office? She is one of our newest team members and a San Diego native. Jennifer received her dental assisting credentials in 1998 at the Concord Career Institute. She brings 12 years of experience to the table. Jennifer has found throughout the years that working the front desk is her best role.
During her time off, Jennifer enjoys spending time with friends and family. She is a proud mother of two daughters, Angelina and Alyssa, who are both in college.
Jennifer is looking forward to meeting our patients. When you visit our office, you can expect to be greeted with her warm smile.