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MEET Dr. Sarah Yang

Dr. Sarah Yang grew up in Fairfax and Loudoun County, and graduated from Westfield High School while working as a dental lab technician. She graduated on the Dean’s List with a B.A in Biology at the University of Virginia. During college, she assisted at the Charlottesville Free Dental Clinic and at Mission of Mercy Projects, which are mobile free clinics organized by the Virginia Dental Association to help underserved communities. She also worked with the Global Medical and Dental Brigades in Honduras and performed screenings and dental education workshops for parents and children through Give Kids a Smile events.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine with medically complex clinical honors and community service honors. In Philadelphia, she treated patients with a broad range of autoimmune conditions and multiple comorbidities, and researched dentists’ roles in appropriate chronic pain management. She also taught dental assisting at Vocatio Career Prep High School in Hunting Park and treated school children through the PennSmiles dental bus program. She received additional training in the use of microscopes to enhance the quality and longevity of dental restorations and root canals, and also in the fabrication of gold restorations as a more biocompatible option for patients with severe clenching and grinding habits.

Dr. Yang then moved to the Bronx to complete a general practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, where she expanded her general dental skills to a variety of procedures such as pediatric dentistry, laser dentistry, root canals, and
wisdom teeth extractions while being trained by established faculty from every dental specialty. She attended lectures at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry New York Maxi-Course to learn more about treatment planning implant dentistry and surgeries for makeover cosmetic cases. She enhanced her knowledge of medically and dentally complex cases by taking call for the emergency department, and discussing the latest developments in dental research and ethics at journal clubs. She and her colleague conducted research on a visual aid they made in English and Spanish to help patients in pain more effectively understand all risks, benefits, and consequences of various treatment options.

Dr. Yang is committed to continuing education in all disciplines of comprehensive dentistry, as an active member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Northern Virginia Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. She also meets with the Loudoun County Spear Study Club monthly, where general and specialist dentists gather to discuss multidisciplinary approaches to
complex dental cases. She is on track to earn the AGD Fellowship Award, which recognizes dentists who commit to above and beyond oral care through rigorous requirements, including passing a comprehensive exam and completing 500 hours of continuing education in 3 years.

She resides in Rosslyn with her husband, and enjoys spending quality time with family, playing the guitar and piano, and practicing yoga.

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