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 (American 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 winter her 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!
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.
Marisa – Dental Assistant
Marisa graduated from Everest College in 2009 as a Level I Dental Assistant and worked in the dental field for 1 year. She returned to Fanshawe College in 2010 where she completed the Level II Dental Assistant program. Upon completion of school, Marisa wrote the National Dental Assistants Exam and moved to Alberta to pursue her career. In May 2018 Marisa completed the Dental Treatment Coordinators course and wrote and passed the certification exam in June 2018. Marisa is married to her wonderful husband Anthony and they have 1 handsome son, Maverick. In Marisa’s spare time she enjoys spending time at their trailer in the summer, going for family bike rides and spending time with family and friends.
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”.