Gold River Pediatric Dentistry

Meet Our Anesthesiologists

Specializing In IV Sedation For Kids & Teens

At Gold River Pediatric Dentistry, we have two qualified and licensed anesthesiologists who work with Dr. Scott to provide pain-free oral health care and treatments to infants, children, and teens, including those with special healthcare needs, to ensure that they have a positive experience and receive the quality of care they deserve.

Anesthesiologist R. Cheung smiling in a suit

Dr. Cheung

Born and raised in San Francisco, Dr. Cheung completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience at the University of California, Riverside, before earning his DDS at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.

Dr. Cheung then made the cross-country journey to Long Island, NY, to compete a three-year residency program in Dental Anesthesiology at Stony Brook University Hospital and School of Dental Medicine, serving as chief resident during his third year. Dr. Cheung received extensive training in treating adult, pediatric, and special needs patients in both the private office and hospital settings.

Dr. Cheung is a published author in Anesthesia Progress, and has presented both regionally and nationally in various topics of anesthesia and perioperative medicine.

When not in the office, Dr. Cheung loves traveling, snowboarding, playing golf, and rooting for his hometown 49ers and Golden State Warriors.

Anesthesiologist smiling and dressed in a dress and blazer with palm trees in the background
Dr. Huang

Dr. Huang has spent most of her life between Northern and Southern California. After graduating from University of California, Berkeley with a dual degree in Economics and Japanese Language, she decided to pursue a career in dentistry and completed a post-baccalaureate program at Scripps College. She earned her DDS from University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry and then completed a general practice residency at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System where she first discovered her interest in anesthesia. She then completed her dental anesthesiology residency at UCLA School of Dentistry and established a mobile anesthesia practice in Southern California. Dr. Huang is a diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and is on the board of directors for the California Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists. 

Outside of work, Dr. Huang is a yogi who loves playing tennis, spinning, skiing and snowboarding, scuba diving, backpacking, traveling and anything adventurous!

Dr. Young

Dr. Young is a board certified diplomate and serves on the board of Directors for the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

Additionally, Dr. Young is a contributor for the ADBA Oral Board Exam Committee and also serves as an Oral Board Examiner. Throughout his training, Dr. Young has actively participated in student education by teaching and lecturing for courses encompassing local anesthesia, medical emergencies, and sedation/general anesthesia concepts.

Dr. Young is a published author in notable scientific journals including, Anesthesia Progress and Special Care in Dentistry. He has also presented research both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Yen

Dr. Yen grew up in Northern California’s Bay Area, and then traveled to Southern California to pursue his undergraduate studies in Physiology from UCLA. He attended dental school at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and graduated Summa Cum Laude.

During his studies, Dr. Yen has actively participated in multiple research projects, including DNA repair mechanisms, anesthetic drug profiling, and novel ophthalmic protein characterization.

Dr. Yen is a board-certified diplomate, a director in the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, and an oral board examiner, all of which allow him to make ongoing contributions towards maintaining and elevating a high standard of practice in the field of Dental Anesthesiology. Dr. Yen also lectures to various student groups and courses, and contributes continuing education review articles in the “Anesthesia Progress” journal. Dr. Yen is passionate about serving pediatric and special needs patients, because they are usually the most likely to miss out on dental treatment due to fear and apprehension. In fact, he travels to Nicaragua every year to provide anesthesia to those with extremely limited access to care.

Dr. Yen’s hobbies include exploring the outdoors, traveling to find new dishes, and watching the San Jose Sharks.

During her free time, Melani loves to draw, paint, and create scrapbooks – at least when she’s not dealing with her two teenage boys.

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We are proud members of the Gold River community! We prioritize preventative care and work hard to establish lasting relationships with our young patients and their parents.

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Saturday & Sunday

Why Choose Us?

Our objective is to optimize the oral health of our patients by not only performing routine professional cleanings, and dental check ups, but also educating parents on how to establish proper oral habits from childhood.

Our Comittment

Our highly trained, experienced, and caring team offer the highest standards of professional and individual dental care.

Meet The Smile Rangers

We are parents, pediatric dental professionals, and members of the Gold River community. Offering pediatric dentistry from ages 1 to 18, including special needs dentistry and IV sedation.

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