About Dr. Yoon
Dr. Yoon received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the UCLA School of Dentistry (2006) and completed her Orthodontics Specialty Certificate & Masters in Oral Biology at the Loma Linda University Graduate Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Program (2008). Her undergraduate training also began at UCLA where she majored in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology (1998-2000), and she completed her Bachelors in Science in Biology from Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA (2002).
Dr. Yoon provides care for both children & adult patients. Aside from standard braces & appliances she continues to specialize her practice in adult multi-disciplinary orthodontic care, with an emphasis on aesthetic treatment. Dr. Yoon is an Invisalign Preferred Provider, and is certified for Lingual Orthodontics in both the American Orthodontics Harmony & 3-M Incognito Lingual Orthodontics Systems.
She is currently an active member of: American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO), American Dental Association, California Dental Association & the San Francisco Dental Society.
Dr. Yoon was awarded the National Institute of Health Dental Student Award in 2005. She completed a research fellowship with Dr. Marian Young, studying stem cell induction at the National Institute of Health (NIDCR in Bethesda, Maryland) resulting in a publication in the Bone Journal. Her publication in Gene Therapy resulted from her time working as a research associate at Sangamo Biosciences. She completed her Masters Thesis in Oral Biology on distraction osteogenesis, and during her time at UCLA Dental School she worked as a research assistant studying the treatment of maxillary deficiency with the induction of new bone. She highly values continuing education and plans to continue her involvement in academia & research.
Dr. Yoon is a San Francisco Bay Area native. Her interest and career path in healthcare stems directly from her family upbringing. Living an active & healthy lifestyle was always a family priority growing up, often involving family runs at the Lafayette Reservoir every Sunday and learning the values of a wholefoods diet from her mother and father (an avid organic gardener). Her mother who is an RN at John Muir Medical Center, later earned her PhD in Eastern Medicine and Acupuncture and opened her practice in Pleasant Hill. Her father is a retired engineer and current translator for Korean Language Services. Her older sister Jane Clark is a physician in Georgia, and her younger brothers Charles and David Yoon are currently in graduate school at Loma Linda University (Medicine & Pharmacy).
Dr. Yoon grew up actively involved in her local community throughout the years. She served as a volunteer at the Berkeley Free Dental Clinic. She was also a longtime volunteer for the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek and was subsequently awarded the John Muir Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship in 1998 and the Edna Hayward Scholarship in 2004 by the Mt. Diablo Medical Center. She was a violinist for the Young Artists Symphony Orchestra and the Oakland Youth Symphony Orchestra. Her family continues to be actively involved in the church & volunteer community in Pleasant Hill.
In her free time she enjoys creating healthy recipes, practicing yoga and tennis, continuously learning about health/wellness, spending time outdoors, and quality time with family and friends. She currently resides in Lafayette, CA.
My Practice Philosophy
I believe in consistently excellent orthodontics and treating each patient as one would family. My emphasis is always on treating the individual rather than just the malocclusion.
My practice focuses on delivering individualized, comprehensive and compassionate orthodontic care in an communicative, warm and comfortable environment.
My practice selectively utilizes the latest technology that research and innovation in the field of orthodontics has made available, while staying rooted in the fundamental basics of bio-progressive orthodontic principles – which nature consistently dictates.
I’m dedicated to continued training & education in both preventive dental care & orthodontic treatment modalities, to make available the best treatment alternatives for each patient.
I’m dedicated to working with other dental & health care practictioners with a similar practice philosophy – of serving the community by emphasizing preventive care & wellness.
As an orthodontist in a mult-specialty practice, I have the opportunity to work alongside other dentists and specialists, to ensure that you conveniently receive excellent, comprehensive multi-disciplinary care in a warm and comfortable environment.