Our Approach

Tucson Dentist, Dr. John Yu enjoys bringing smiles to faces by using a minimally invasive, conservative approach. During each visit, we prioritize your health and your comfort through a fantastic blend of pampering and progress. Each patient we see is unique, with individual needs and goals. Therefore, we don’t follow a “one-size-fits-all” model. Rather, we get to know you as a person and modify each treatment to match your personality. We go the extra mile to make your visit all about you!

Meet Our Dentist

John Yu, DDS in Oro Valley

John Yu, DDS

Dr. John Yu practices comprehensive cosmeticimplant, and family dentistry. He takes pride in treating his patients like his own family, keeping their smiles healthy and beautiful. The level of personalized care and attention to detail that Dr. Yu provides is truly exceptional.

Dr. Yu graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 2003 and then his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2007. Since graduation, he has devoted extensive hours to continuing education, and his interests include smile design, CAD/CAM dentistry, full-mouth reconstruction, implants, 3D integration, and sleep apnea. Dr. Yu is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, Southern Arizona Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and Spear Study Club.

By getting to know his patients one on one, he forms trusting relationships built on respect and understanding. In addition, he enjoys developing personalized treatment plans best suited for each patient. Utilizing progressive methods, cutting-edge technology, and a gentle approach, Dr. Yu combines the perfect blend of aesthetic artistry and clinical excellence. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Yu enjoys spending time with the love of his life, Jane, and their four children: Elijah, Elora, Josiah, and Isaiah.

Nasrin Fard, DDS in Oro Valley

Nasrin Fard, DDS

Dr. Nasrin Fard comes from a family of medicine. However, unlike her father, she passionately pursued a dental career and stepped into dentistry at age 16. She earned her first dental degree (DMD) from the prestigious Centro Escolar University in Manila, Philippines. Soon after that, she returned to her family abroad, opening a private practice in 2008. Interested in the constant technological and esthetic advancements in dentistry, she took continuing education courses internationally to improve her knowledge and skills.

Accordingly, Dr. Fard moved to the United States to complete a one-year Mastership Program in Implant Dentistry at UCLA School of Dentistry. In addition, she earned another dental degree (DDS) from the renowned University of Southern California (USC) Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry in 2021. While at USC, her focus was on biomimetic dentistry and modern technology for minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry, applying all the tools and techniques for cosmetic procedures, implants, and bone grafting surgeries. Her professional affiliations include the Spear Study Club, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Fard brings over a decade of experience with exceptional artistic talent to help patients achieve a healthy smile.

Meet the SmileMore Dental Team

Your satisfaction is our goal as we strive to provide exceptional patient care. Our fun and compassionate team makes your visit more convenient by offering early opening times and emergency
appointments when needed.

Your Hygiene and Clinical Team

Karla Athey, Hygienist at SmileMore Dental



Brenda Frisbie, Hygienist at SmileMore Dental



Tacia, Hygienist at SmileMore Dental



Michelle Ferenga, Dental Assistant at SmileMore Dental


Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Your Admin Team

Renee Ulrickson, Office Manager at SmileMore Dental


Office Manager

Maranda Ford, Treatment Coordinator at SmileMore Dental


Treatment Coordinator

Traci, Front Desk Employee at SmileMore Dental


Front Desk

Office Tour

Our modern dental practice embraces innovation and new technologies. Explore our treatment rooms virtually before your first dental appointment.

  • Customer friendly, efficient, skillful. The office team explain things well. Hygienist explained things well. The team communicate well about appointments... read more

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    Phil Woodall

    Dr. Yu is wonderful. He took care of a problem front tooth on short notice. Now there’s no more pain... read more

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    Barbara Gibson

    Great dentist and staff! Everyone was friendly and the work was great, fast and well priced.

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    S Schwark
  • What a wonderful experience from the minute you walk in the door. Everyone glad to see you with a warm... read more

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    Debby Fletcher

    Kudos to Dr. Yu’s team at SmileMore! Their state-of-the-art technology combined with excellent staff support serve to expedite even major... read more

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    Lynn Hudson