Our dental practice is privileged to have a team of well qualified, gentle, and caring staff members. All are CPR certified and licensed in their area of expertise. Staff members keep current in dental procedures and technology through frequent continuing education courses. They are committed to making your dental experience as pleasant and as satisfying as possible.
Robert Yee, D.D.S.
Dr. Robert Yee has been living in the Bay Area since he was 5. He is a graduate of Monta Vista High School in Cupertino and obtained his B.S. in Biology from UC San Diego in 2007 and his D.D.S. from the University of Southern California in 2011. Before taking over the practice from Drs. Thomas and JoAnne Carr, Dr. Yee was actually a patient of the practice for 30 years!
Dr. Yee has always had a passion for teaching from an early age. While living and practicing in the Bay Area since graduation, Dr. Yee was a part-time Clinical Assistant Professor for USC and would travel down to Central and Southern California about 4 times a year to teach dental students how to work on children through USC’s Dental Mobile Clinic. After 5 years of wonderful memories, Dr. Yee wanted to teach a little closer to home and became an Instructor of Clinical Oral Health at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, where he taught students in all aspects of dentistry. He continued with UOP for 2.5 years before deciding to focus more on private practice. Dr. Yee hopes to be able to go back into teaching again in the future.
In his free time, Dr. Yee likes to spend time with his family and friends. Having competed nationally in tennis since he was 8, Dr. Yee still maintains an active lifestyle by competing and playing tennis at least 3-4 times a week while also mixing in a little coaching. Dr. Yee is an avid reader and enjoys a good book any time of the day or night. He loves music and has played the piano from a young age. He is also known to randomly start singing in the office to whatever song might be playing (especially a Disney tune)!
Dr. Yee looks forward to providing the best dental care possible to all his patients for many years to come.
Thomas Carr, D.D.S. & JoAnne Carr, D.D.S.
Drs. Thomas and JoAnne Carr are 1983 graduates of Loyola University School of Dentistry.
They began practicing dentistry in the Sunnyvale office in 1989, where they loved seeing both new and long-time patients and helping them keep their mouths healthy. Both doctors were active members of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Santa Clara Dental Society.
After practicing dentistry for thirty-eight years, the Carr’s announced their retirement at the end of 2020. They thought it an honor and a privilege to be provide dental care for their patients. In some instances, they saw four generations of families! They are truly grateful to have had the opportunity and are blessed by the many wonderful friendships that have resulted.
They are delighted that Dr. Robert Yee has taken over responsibility for caring for their patients. The Carr’s believe that an integral part of providing “oral health for life” is having a dynamic and evolving team committed to health. Dr. Yee is a caring, talented, and compassionate professional who shares the Carr’s commitment to excellent dental care, and they have utmost confidence that he will continue their vision to that end.
As well, the Carr’s have a deep appreciation for the dedicated staff that patients have come to know and trust. They have provided the practice with an attention to detail, individualized service, and they represent the office with a sense of pride, dedication, and care. The doctors and team have worked closely together to ensure a smooth transition.
Dr. Yee looks forward to serving the dental needs of you and your family!
Linda – Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been part of the practice since 1994. I like to read biographies, paint and sew (my goal is to make a quilt!) I enjoy attending Oakland A’s games with my children, who played a big part in getting me excited about baseball.
I’ve really enjoyed getting to know my patients over the many years here at the office.
Nicole – Business Administrator
I have worked for the Carr’s since 2000, Dr. Yee since 2019 and in the dental field since 1994. Our patients feel like part of my extended family, and making their dental experience as easy and enjoyable as possible is my number one goal each day.
When I’m not here at the office, you'll usually find me hiking, biking or generally hanging out with my daughter and husband. I also enjoy reading, running, binging Netflix and spending time with friends.
Melanie – Registered Dental Hygienist
I was born and raised in the small town of Salinas, CA. I am a Dental Hygiene graduate from Foothill College, Class of 2017. I have over 6 years’ experience in the dental field and I couldn’t have chosen a better career. I love creating relationships with my patients and helping them find an oral hygiene routine that works for them.
In my free time, I enjoy watching movies and trying out different types of food.
Jane – Registered Dental Assistant
I completed the Dental Assisting program at Carrington College in 2014 and have been working in the dental field ever since. Helping patients feel confident in their smile is one of my biggest goals and it’s incredibly rewarding to be able to assist them in achieving their perfect smile.
When I’m not at the office I’m usually spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy going out to the movies, finding new food spots to try, and any type of new adventure!
Erin – Front Office Administrator
I'm the newest member of Dr. Yee's team - and I'm Nicole's (favorite) niece! I graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Agricultural Studies in May 2019, hoping to work at an environmental non-profit organization. After temping at the office in the Fall of 2019, I was excited to join the staff permanently in June of 2020.
I was born and raised in the Bay Area, and am so happy to be working and living here again after my time in college! In my free time, I love hiking, traveling, and trying different restaurants and boba shops with my friends and family. I'm so looking forward to meeting all of the wonderful patients in the practice over the time that I spend here!
Daisy Rose Carr – Office Mascot
I was born in the Ozarks of Missouri to a litter of nine. My dad is a cocker spaniel and my mother a golden retriever. My sister and I flew to California when I was ten weeks old. I like to bark at squirrels and crows, smell stuff, chase my tail, sleep, and eat anything that comes my way. But, by far, my favorite thing to do is destroy stuff people leave laying around on the floor.
Lily Yee – Office Mascot #2
I was the first pick out of my litter of seven. My parents may be Cocker Spaniels, but I am a hooman at heart. I am a cuddle bug and will accept a belly rub from anyone willing to give one. I enjoy going to Lazy Dog and getting spoiled by my Grandpawrents. I love every living creature, but don’t understand why they go away when I bark and wag my tail.