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.
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.
During his free time, Dr. Young enjoys exploring local food scenes and farmers' markets with his wife, Alison, attending concerts, and cheering for his beloved Los Angeles Lakers.
Dr. Yen grew up in Northern California's Bay Area, then traveled to Southern California for undergraduate studies. Dr. Yen graduated with a degree in Physiology from UCLA, then went across town to attend dental school at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Throughout his education, he has been involved in many research projects including anesthetic drug profiling, novel ophthalmic protein characterization, and DNA repair mechanisms.
Dr. Yen is a board certified diplomat and serves on the board of directors in the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. This appointment, along with serving as an oral board examiner, allows Dr. Yen to make ongoing contributions towards maintaining and elevating a high standard of practice in the field of Dental Anesthesiology. Dr Yen contributes continuing education review articles in the journal Anesthesia Progress and lectures to various courses and student groups.
Dr. Yen finds serving the pediatric and special needs population very rewarding, as these groups are often the ones who present with the greatest level of fear and apprehension. Dr. Yen also travels to Nicaragua annually to provide anesthesia to those with extremely limited access to care. In addition to taking care of his patients, Dr. Yen enjoys getting lost outdoors, watching his San Jose Sharks, and traveling to find new and exciting foods.