Meet the Doctor

David K. Yang, DMD, PLLC

Thank you for trusting Dr. David Yang and True North Dentistry with your comprehensive dental care. We understand that selecting the right dentist is an important decision affecting many aspects of your life, not just your teeth.  Dr. Yang considers all aspects of your health and employs state of the art technology to best treat you, including but not limited to digital x-rays, lasers, fluorescence technology camera to aid in the detection of caries and 3D digital impression imaging machine.  We realize that dentistry is multifaceted.  It affects your smile, confidence, personal happiness, and how others perceive you.  Most importantly, it directly impacts your overall health.  We take this responsibility very seriously and are always here to serve you.

Unlike most dentists, Dr. Yang will approach your oral health by practicing complete dentistry, a concept he learned through his continued commitment to advanced education. With a strong emphasis on early detection and prevention, Dr. Yang is trained to identify signs of dental problems before symptoms and damage manifest.  In many cases, this will save you from experiencing costly, repeated treatments and can reduce your overall time in the dental chair.  He is also very sensitive to fears of dentistry and has many options to assist his patients with unneeded pain and anxiety.  Over the years, patients have often commented about his gentle injection technique.  Dr. Yang insists on being available to his patients and as a result, he and his partner provide after hour consultation for dental emergencies.

After completing his general practice residency at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2004, Dr. Yang joined True North Dentistry and is now a partner in the practice. Dr. Yang particularly enjoys solving complex dental issues and resolving debilitating dental pain for his patients. To assist in these matters, Dr. Yang has spent countless hours furthering his education in endodontics (root canals), dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, TMD and complicated restorative cases (full mouth rehabilitation). He also continues to be a professor at Northern Arizona University (NAU) where he enjoys sharing his knowledge of dentistry and serving the greater student population.  Dr. Yang spends countless hours each year volunteering his dental services to local charities, benefiting the local Flagstaff community.  Apart from his dental commitments, Dr. Yang enjoys spending time with his wife Dr. Felicia Bleecker-Yang and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Princess Petunia Crumpet. Dr. Yang is proud to announce the birth of his first child, Barron James, in the fall.

Notable Credentials / Education:

Dawson Academy
Dental Implants
The Restorative – TMD Patients
Advance Problem Solving
Treatment Planning
Occlusion 1 – Examination Analysis and Diagnosis
Functional Esthetics Treatment Planning
Functional Esthetics Techniques and Procedures
Occlusion and TMD Seminar
Invisalign Certification
Achieving Predictable Esthetic Results
From TMJ to Smile Design

Dawson Academy

Dawson Alumni Association
Founding Member

Dr. Barry Glassman DMD & Dr. James Boyd DDS
ABC’s of TMD’s Seminar

Dr. James Boyd DDS
NTI (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition)

Spear Education
Esthetic Techniques and Materials
Mastery of Esthetics on Implants and Teeth
Creating Esthetic Excellence

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California
Basic Protocols in Implant Surgery and Restoration
Temporomandibular Disorders, Arthrocentesis and Botox/Trigger Point         Injections
Esthetic Periodontal Surgery (Module I & II)

Astra Tech Implants
Computer Guided Implant Dentistry

Nobel Biocare
Mini Implant Residency

Misch International Implant Institute
Esthetics Maxillary Anterior Implants

International Congress of Oral Implantologist
World Clinical Laser Institute
Laser Certification – Diode Soft Tissue Dental Laser

ICOI Winter Symposium
Onlay Bone Grafting for Ridge Augmentation and Implant Placement
Evidence Based Science for Bone Graft and Implant Success
Platinum Standard for Bone Regeneration: Stem Cells from Bone Marrow Aspirate
Surgical & Prosthetic Treatment of the Edentulous Maxilla
Vertical Ridge Augmentation of the Mandible
Keys to Implant Success: Suggested from Long-Term Observation
Emergence Profile Management for Implant Restoration
3-D Block Graft Technique using Dehydrated Allograft
Implant Design for Early Stability
Management of Labial Bone in Immediate Implant Placement
Controversies on Implant Number for Fixed Prostheses
Algorithms for Aesthetics in Complex Implant Cases

Clear Correct Orthodontics

Align Technologies
Invisalign Certificate

Northern Arizona University
Clinical Faculty – Dental Hygiene Program

University of California at Los Angeles
General Practice Residency, VA Sepulveda

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Doctorate of Medical Dentistry

New York University
Associate of Arts and Sciences – Dental Hygiene

University of California at Irvine
Bachelor of Science – Biology

American Dental Association
Arizona Dental Association
Northern Arizona Dental Society
California Dental Association
Fauchard Dental Society
Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontics Honor Society
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Dawson Alumni Association
Sigma Phi Alpha – National Dental Hygiene Honor Society

Dr. Yang's family dog: Princess Poppy Primrose