Meet Our Team

We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient.

Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!

Joyce – Office Manager

Hi, my name is Joyce. In 2007 I joined Dr. Yu’s practice as the Financial/Treatment Coordinator. In 2011 I accepted the position of Office Manager/Financial Treatment Coordinator. I truly enjoy talking with people and helping them to understand the amazing world of Orthodontics. I find working with children so enjoyable as they are eager to learn and ask lots of questions. I love spending time with my husband and our 3 adult children and our dog Luke(the baby of the family). I enjoy flower gardening as well as trying new cooking recipes. My family and I are also big New England sports fans!! I look forward to meeting you.

 

Karen – Scheduling Coordinator

Hi, I’m Karen and I have been the Schedule Coordinator with the practice since 2003. Before joining Dr. Yu’s team, I was a kindergarten teacher’s aide for many years. We have even treated some of my students who are now young adults! I love meeting and greeting the children that come in to our office. My husband Jim and I have been married for 39 years and have two grown daughters and 4 grandchildren (a set of twins!) I love reading, listening to music, going to church, baking and gardening, but most of all spending time with family and friends.

 

Sarah – Orthodontic Assistant

Hi, my name is Sarah. I have been a Dental Assistant for seven years. I am originally from Maine but moved to Washington, DC for several years where my career in the dental profession began. My husband and I recently moved back to Maine to be closer to our families. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and relaxing at home with my husband, son, and our German Shepard, Hektor. I look forward to providing you and your family with the best patient care possible!

 

Denise – Orthodontic Assistant

Hello, I am Denise. I have been in the dental field since 2000, became part of Dr. Yu’s team as an Orthodontic Assistant in 2005. I truly like helping to create beautiful smiles. I was born and raised in Portland, Maine and continue to reside in the area. I have two adult sons who are still in college. I enjoy music, the beach, cooking and most of all spending time with family and friends.

 

Tara ‐ Orthodontic Assistant

Hi, I'm Tara, I joined Dr. Yu and staff as an orthodontic assistant in 2014. I'm originally from Vermont and graduated from the University of New England in 2011. After college, my boyfriend and I moved to the west coast for adventure and to explore. We were happy to return to New England and make Maine our permanent home. In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, snow sports and spending time with my boyfriend, Stephen, our dog, Moose, family and friends. I really look forward to meeting you and your family.

 

Carissa – Public Relations Coordinator

Hi, my name is Carissa. I recently joined Dr. Yu's team as the Public Relations Coordinator. My background is in sales, marketing, and public relations. I am very excited to be learning more about the dental and orthodontic field. I love spending time with my husband, son, and dog. I also enjoy baking, tennis and shopping.