The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. Holman Yu
Dr. Holman Yu graduated from the University of Connecticut dental school and practiced in the United States for 5 years before coming back to Canada in 2008 for family. Prior to studying at Connecticut, he attended University of Toronto and received a Bachelor of Science with distinction. Dr. Yu has received multiple awards including the Pierre Fouchard Award – future leader in the community and a community service award from the University of Connecticut. While in dental school he was very involved in extracurricular activities. These included working with the Connecticut Dental Student Association, taking on vice presidency of ASDA (American Student Dental Association), becoming National Consultant on Diversity for the ADA (Amer
ican Dental Association), and the chief editor of the University of Connecticut Dental Journal.
For Dr. Yu, dentistry is based on science, but artistry and heart brings it to life. Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Yu has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. Certifications in implants, Invisalign, nitrous oxide, and Cerec give patients a wider variety of treatment plans.
Dr. Yu and his wife Inez met in high school and married 8 years later in 2003. They had their first born, Aidan, back in 2006 when they were still living in Connecticut. In 2009, they had their second son, Lucian, in Toronto. Dr. Yu now spends most of his extra time keeping up with his two, very energetic, sons.
Cathy – Dental Assistant
Cathy joined our practice in the spring of 2005. She grew up in Northern Ontario and went to school in North Bay. Cathy lives in Waterloo with her husband and daughter. Cathy’s summer interests are running, baseball and scuba diving; while in the winther interests turn to the slopes where snowboarding and skiing occupy her time.
IF ELECTED, CATHY WILL STRIVE FOR WORLD PEACE AND END WORLD HUNGER. SHE WILL ALSO MAKE EVERYTHING AT THE MALL….FREE!
Kim – Dental Hygienist
Kim has been a Dental Hygienist for 21 years and has been working in our practice since 2001. She brings to the office a varied work experience as she has taught clinical dental hygiene and now also works at a periodontist’s (gum specialist) office. She lives in Waterloo with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys cooking, reading, yoga, gardening and spending time with friends and family –>
Christine – Dental Hygienist
Christine graduated from Dental Hygiene in 2001 and has been with the practice since 2006. She grew up in a small town outside of Stratford and now lives with her husband Chris and daughter Brynn in Wellesley. Christine enjoys meeting new people, cooking, reading, camping and going for walks with her family.
Crystal – Dental Hygienist
Crystal graduated from Dental Hygiene at St. Clair College in 2008. She joined our office in March of 2015. Crystal grew up in Listowel and currently lives in Fergus with her husband Blake and sweet energetic daughter, Olivia. Crystal loves reading, gardening, baking and spending time at the cottage in the summer. Since she is not very good at writing her own bio, Janet and Cathy volunteered to write it for her. And this is all they came up with.
Natasha – Dental Receptionist
Natasha worked in the dental field for 5 years, started off as a sterilizer and made her way up to a patient coordinator. She graduated from Medix college in 2016 and also, completed in a course at university of Toronto assisting IV and oral sedation patients. she joined our office in 2019. Natasha grew up in Waterloo and enjoys reading, painting and traveling. She also is passionate about dentistry because it brings smiles to peoples faces and healthy smiles make the world go around!
Ryan – Dental Hygienist
Ryan joined the Dentistry in Waterloo team in 2018 and brings with him over 9 years of dental hygiene experience, graduating from Canadian College of Dental Health in 2009. He also received his certificate in Dental Assisting from Fanshawe College in 2007. Throughout his career, he has been a professional member of the CDHA (Canadian Dental Hygienists Association) and is in good standing with the CDHO (College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario).
As a Registered Dental Hygienist, Ryan feels the three most important aspects of his job are client comfort, satisfaction, and education to achieve the best possible results.
In his spare time, he loves to play volleyball, watch documentaries, read and hang out with his dog “Slim Jim”.