John Yu, DDS

"I want all patients to feel heard as we really listen to their needs and concerns."
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Changing Dentistry for the Better

Dr. John Yu is a comprehensive cosmetic, implant, and family dentist who takes pride in treating his patients like his own family and keeping their smiles healthy and beautiful.

Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Yu has devoted an extensive amount of hours to continuing education, particularly in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, CAD/CAM computerized dentistry (CEREC®), full-mouth reconstruction, and dental implants. He has made continuing education a fundamental principle of his practice so that he can provide his patients with the very best quality dentistry.

The level of personalized care and attention to detail that Dr. Yu provides is truly exceptional. He takes the time to get to know his patients one on one and form trusting relationships built on respect and understanding. This allows him to better customize a treatment plan that is best suited for each patient. Utilizing progressive methods, cutting-edge technology, and a gentle approach, Dr. Yu combines the perfect blend of aesthetic artistry with clinical excellence.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Yu enjoys spending time with the love of his life, Jane, and their three children – Elijah, Elora, and Josiah. He also loves movies, cycling, and is an avid UW Huskies and Arizona Wildcats fan. He and his wife are also very active in their church (Holy Cross Church).

Why Did Dr. Yu Choose Dentistry?

No one wants to see the dentist.
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‘‘The above statement is true for many, and was true for myself during my childhood and teenage years. Dentistry sounds would always frighten me and even the smell would bring utter anxiety. To this day, my parents are surprised at the irony in how I became a dentist. My goal is to create a better dental experience for all of my patients.

We begin by treating every patient as we would our own family, and in order to minimize the stresses associated with dentistry, we’ve utilized aromatherapy, quieter drills, and modern techniques and technology."

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10+ Years of First-Class Experience

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  • Graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and then his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree

  • Certified CEREC® Trainer for Henry Schein Dental

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  • Visiting Faculty position at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry (where he teaches CEREC® technology)

  • Published several articles in industry magazines and is a product consultant for several dental manufacturers

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  • Voted as one of Tucson’s “Top Dentists” multiple times by his peers in the Tucson Lifestyle Magazine (2010-2017)

  • “Top 40 Dentists Under 40” by industry representatives in the BencoIncisal Edge Magazine (2013)

  • “Copper Cactus Award” by the Tucson Chamber of Commerce (2013) for the innovative use of technology in the delivery of patient care

My husband and I have been going to Dr. Yu since he started his practice in Oro Valley, AZ. We have watched his practice grow, but he and his staff have always provided us with good service. His staff is always friendly and makes us feel special, even though they are very busy.

Jim S. (Actual Patient)

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