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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.
Dr. Young began his undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned his doctorate at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, before completing a three-year residency in Dental Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Young is a board-certified diplomate, serves on the Board of Directors for the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and chairs the Committee on Maintenance of Certification. Additionally, Dr. Young is a primary contributor for the ADBA Exam Committee and 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 an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. He is also a published author and reviewer for notable scientific journals including Anesthesia Progress and Special Care in Dentistry. During his free time, Dr. Young enjoys exploring local food scenes with his wife Alison and daughter. He also enjoys attending shows, watching movies, and cheering for his beloved Los Angeles Lakers.
Dr. Yen grew up in Northern California’s Bay Area. He graduated UCLA with a degree in Physiology, and summa cum laude from the USC School of Dentistry. His anesthesia residency was completed at The Ohio State University. Dr. Yen is a board-certified diplomate and recently completed a six year term on the board of directors for the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology (ADBA), during which he served as President, Vice-President, and Director during his term. His leadership on the ADBA, as well as his experience as an oral board examiner, allows Dr. Yen to make ongoing contributions towards elevating a high standard of care within the field. Dr. Yen holds an assistant clinical professor position at UCSF where he works primarily with sedation education. Dr. Yen serves as an expert witness for the Dental Board of California for sedation related matters. Dr. Yen is a representative for Dental Anesthesiology on the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and a member of the Office Based Anesthesia Committee within the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA). He is active on the national and local lecture circuit where he presents lectures pertaining to sedation safety, pharmacology, and anesthesia theory and technique. In his free time, Dr. Yen enjoys backpacking, camping, and trying not to get seasick while fishing.
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!
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. MC Ho completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Following the completion of his Bachelor’s Degree, Dr. Ho packed up and moved across the globe to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, followed by three years of residency training in Dental Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine where he dedicated his time to student and resident education through didactic and clinical teaching, as well as serving as Chief Resident in his third and final year. Following residency, Dr. Ho joined the Associated Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine where he was dual appointed as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Professor of Periodontics. It was at UPenn that Dr. Ho was able to bring his compassion and talents for working with diverse patient populations to the underrepresented West Philadelphia area. During his tenure, he successfully accredited the Postdoctoral Sedation Suite which, under his directive, expanded to serve the sedation needs for all postdoctoral patients treated within the dental school, including Periodontics, Pediatric, Endodontic, and Specialized Needs Patients. When not in the office, Dr. Ho loves tennis, motorcycling, drumming, sharing funny stories with his family and friends back home, as well as producing his food-based podcast, Jin Judges, which has one loyal listener back in Philadelphia.
Dr. Freed was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. After completing her undergraduate studies receiving a dual degree in Molecular Biology and French Literature, Dr. Freed continued her education in Seattle, WA and earned her DDS at University of Washington’s School of Dentistry. There, she focused on treating medically complex patients and expanding her knowledge of anesthesia in the dental surgical setting. After graduating from dental school, she completed a three-year residency in Dental Anesthesiology at NYU Langone in Brooklyn, NY. During her hospital-based residency, Dr. Freed was trained to provide anesthesia services for a wide variety of surgical specialties including trauma, pediatrics, ENT, OB-GYN, plastic surgery, urology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Freed is excited to be back in her home state dedicating her career to providing compassionate anesthetic care to her patients in the dental setting.
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 complete 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 board-certified diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is also 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.
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.