Braces for Pretty Faces - Dr. Stephen Yao
Dr. Yao received his dental training from the renowned University of Hong Kong. Despite the demanding schedule, Dr. Yao was an active member of the student body. He organized and participated in numerous student activities. In fact, in 1983, Dr. Yao was the youngest student to ever be elected president of the student union. Academically, Dr. Yao received honors including the Distinction of Anatomy Award (the only one in his class).Â
In 1987, after completing his training, Dr. Yao began his successful career practicing in Asia. After three and a half years of providing all phases of excellent dentistry including endodontics, veneers, surgery and implants, Dr. Yao relocated to the U.S.
In 1990, Dr. Yao enrolled in the University of the Pacific at San Francisco International Program where he not only obtained a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree, but also received a variety of awards including the Deanâ€™s Award for Highest Scholarship. Soon after, Dr. Yao was one of only five residents that were accepted into the University of the Pacific Orthodontics Specialty Program. Again, he was awarded the Top Alumni Outstanding Research Award in 1994.
Dr. Yao is well-known for his philanthropic contributions to the local community. He sponsors local charity drives and events, conducts contests such as â€śDo a Good Deed,â€ť speaks at local schools and encourages fieldtrips to his office.