Raised in nearby Concord, North Carolina, Dr. David Yu earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. He is member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. During his years in Chapel Hill, Dr. Yu served as an advisor in the establishment of the Undergraduate Student National Dental Association, which serves as an interest group for undergraduate students seeking to pursue a career in dentistry.
Dr. Yu is the eldest of three children and has always been a role model to his younger siblings and his surrounding community. His love for dentistry stems from his travel to the nation of Haiti on a church mission trip during the summer of one of his undergraduate years. It is this trip that shaped Dr. Yu’s desire and passion for the practice of dentistry.
On this life-changing trip, Dr. Yu noticed that there were many medical physicians serving the needs of the Haitian citizens. Yet, no dentists could be found within a short distance. With the majority of the population missing their teeth, oral hygiene appeared to be the last priority for a majority of the Haitian population. Later, Dr. Yu discovered the nation’s diet, along with poor dental practices were the primary reasons for the population’s sub-par hygiene. As a result, Dr. Yu vowed to attend Dental School in order to educate and help those who have a need for a qualified dentist.
In his years of practice after Dental School, Dr. Yu has continued to serve the community by volunteering his time in providing quality dental care to individuals in underserved areas across the state.
Dr. Yu enjoys spending his time with his beautiful wife, Crystal, and also enjoying an occasional round of golf.