Dr. Yu is a Michigan native, born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. She studied at the University of Michigan and graduated with a B.S. degree in Neuroscience. Following graduation, she worked in various healthcare settings, including pediatric clinical research at the University Hospital and at an assisted living facility as a caregiver. In her interactions with both young and elderly patients, she saw the wide disparity present in oral healthcare and wanted to help bridge this gap. She returned to her alma mater to obtain her dental degree, and later pursued further training in hospital dentistry through a general practice residency (GPR) at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Yu believes that quality dental care should be accessible to all. She hopes to achieve this by making her patients feel comfortable and at ease, while striving for clinical excellence through education, compassion, and by the trust built between her and her patients.

She is excited to get to know the Walnut Creek area. When not at work, you can find her exploring the Bay Area, catching up with friends over coffee, and reminiscing about Michigan (Go Blue!).