Dr. Kelly Yu is a dentist who believes in having the best of both worlds - she has an eye for beautiful esthetics and also the skill to produce durable and functional results. Dr. Yu’s philosophy emphasizes preventative dentistry and takes a modern, conservative approach to common dental problems. Accessibility and education are important parts of Dr. Yu’s practice. Coming from a large family, Dr. Yu welcomes patients of all ages with her warm and friendly style. Dr. Yu is a native of the Eastside, but lived in LA and NYC for 15 years before recently returning to Washington state. Dr. Yu’s interest in dentistry started at a young age with her childhood dentist in Redmond, WA and continued to develop as she worked at a cosmetic dental practice in Los Angeles while studying at UCLA. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology in 2003, Dr. Yu went on to receive her dental degree from NYU College of Dentistry in 2008. Dr. Yu continued her training with a general practice residency at New York Hospital Queens, where she was chosen as Resident of the Year and awarded the prestigious Dr. Lawrence Diamond Award. After residency, Dr. Yu was accepted into the New York Hospital Queens fellowship program in Implantalogy and Oral Maxillofacial surgery. Before moving back to Seattle, Dr. Yu practiced general and cosmetic dentistry in New York City for seven years. The Sammamish River trail is where you will find Dr. Yu on her off days, often taking her new baby on a walk. Cooking big meals, reading, and spending time with her extended family are Dr. Yu’s favorite things. Our office is thrilled to offer Dr. Yu’s unique skills and experience to our patients.