Meet Our Oakland Family and Cosmetic Dentists
Norman Yung, DMD
Dr. Norman Yung is the senior dentist at Franklin Dental Care. He was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, and moved to Hong Kong to attend high school before returning to Vancouver, Canada to complete his Pharmacy degree in 1988. Wanting something more hands on, he moved to Philadelphia to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He excelled in his studies, and was one of 4 students chosen from the class of over 130 to do his clinical training at the prestigious and more rigorous faculty practice facility instead of the main clinic. He completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree in 1992.
He then moved to Los Angeles to complete his General Practice Residency at the University of Southern California in 1993. In 1996, the lure of the fog and the region’s reputation for tolerance and acceptance for diversity brought him to the San Francisco / Oakland Bay Area where he now lives with his wife and two teenage children.
Dr. Norman Yung has been in private practice for over 24 years, and has honed his art to the point where his patients are cared for with confidence, compassion, and precision. His philosophy is to be proactive and ideal. He practices no-compromise dentistry. There is only one way to do dentistry, and that is the Right Way. He is especially proactive in dealing with gum disease, the painless disease that destroys the foundations that support the teeth. He believes open communication is critical to a good relationship with his patients so he will patiently explain in understandable terms what the issues are, and how he intends to proactively re-establish health. Communication is always a two-way street so he welcomes any and all questions.
As part of his philosophy to provide the best possible dental care to his patients, in the Fall of 2016 he became the first dentist in the Oakland area to offer the Solea Dental Laser. The Solea dental laser is the first and only CO2 laser to be cleared by the FDA for Tooth, Gum and Bone tissue procedures. Previous dental lasers worked only on the gums, and were very slow and uncomfortable when it came to working on actual teeth. The Solea technology is so advanced that over 90% of the routine dental procedures can be done without anesthesia or pain!! Imagine, fillings without the drill or needle!!!