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 playing competitive tennis weekly while also mixing in a little coaching. Dr. Yee enjoys reading, puzzles and darts. He also loves music and has played the piano from a young age. He has been known to randomly start singing in the office to whatever song might be playing, especially if it's a Disney tune!
Dr. Yee is a proud member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Santa Clara Dental Society. He 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.
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 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.
Linda – Registered Dental Hygienist
Linda has been part of the practice since 1994. In her spare time, she likes to read biographies, paint and sew (her goal is to make a quilt!) Linda also enjoys attending Oakland A’s games with her children, who played a big part in getting her excited about baseball.
Linda has really enjoyed getting to know her patients over the many years here at the office.
Nicole – Business Manager
Nicole has worked for the practice since 2000, Dr. Yee since 2019, and in the dental field since 1994. Her patients feel like part of her extended family, and making their dental experience as easy and enjoyable as possible is her number one goal each day. Every now and then, you may even find Nicole going back to her roots and helping out in the clinical area!
When she's not here at the office, you'll usually find Nicole hiking, biking, or generally hanging out with her daughter and husband. She also enjoys reading, running (she's slower than a herd of turtles running through peanut butter, but she runs), binging Netflix and spending time with friends.
Melanie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Melanie was born and raised in the small town of Salinas, CA. Graduating from the Foothill College Dental Hygiene Program, Class of 2017, she has worked in the dental field since 2013 and knows she couldn’t have chosen a better career. Melanie loves creating relationships with her patients and helping them find an oral hygiene routine that works for them.
In her free time, Melanie enjoys watching movies and trying out different types of food. She also loves getting crafty with her Cricket machine!
Jane – Registered Dental Assistant/Front Office
Jane completed the Dental Assisting program at Carrington College in 2014 and has been working in the dental field ever since. Helping patients feel confident in their smile is one of her biggest goals and she believes it’s incredibly rewarding to be able to assist them in achieving their perfect smile.
As of Fall 2021, Jane has transitioned to Front Office Admin Assistant but you may see her in the back occasionally helping out!
When she's not at the office, you'll usually find Jane spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys going out to the movies, finding new food spots to try, and any type of new adventure!
Fina - Registered Dental Assistant
Fina is the newest member of Dr. Yee's team! She is from Salinas, CA but moved to the Bay Area in 2017. Fina started her career in dentistry in 2015 and she is so happy to have joined this amazing team!
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family playing board games and watching movies, playing with her rabbits, and tending to her many many plants! You can see one of her plant babies, Phil, in our waiting room!
Kaleka – Office Mascot #1
Kaleka was first brought home when Jane was in elementary school and has been such a pawsitive light ever since. She enjoys ear scratches, belly rubs, and stealing your food when you aren't looking!
Delaney - Office Mascot #2
Delaney has been an honorary member of the practice since 2011 when she came home to live with Nicole. She's sassy and spoiled, just as she should be!