Meet Dr. Robert Yu

Dr. Robert Yu at Yu Orthodontics in Gaithersburg, MD

Dr. Robert Yu has been practicing orthodontics in Maryland for several years. His personal mission is to guide his patients to become the best versions of themselves in terms of dental health, appearance, and self-esteem. A self-professed class clown, his favorite parts of being an orthodontist are joking with his patients and staff, and witnessing a patient that was once too shy to smile transform into an individual that can confidently grin ear to ear after their successful orthodontic treatment.

Before specializing in Orthodontics, Dr. Yu was classically trained in studio art at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County School of Visual Arts. There he received a strong foundation in drafting, sculpture, and design. His artwork has been displayed at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the NASA Goddard Center. He uses this experience in visual art when designing and executing orthodontic treatment plans for his patients.

Dr. Yu is well versed in the latest orthodontic technology including Invisalign, self-ligating braces, esthetic braces, soft tissue laser surgery, mini-implant TAD surgery, and 3D digital scanning. He received his DDS from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and served as Student Body President. He received his MS in Orthodontics from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Upon graduation, like Lamar Jackson, he immediately moved to Maryland. Dr. Yu is the recipient of numerous awards including the Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Gorgas Odontological, Gamma Pi Delta, and Pierre Fauchard honors. He is also active with the AAO, ADA, MSDA, Montgomery County, Maimonides, Mid Maryland, and Pankey dental societies.

A native of Maryland, Dr. Yu is proud to serve his hometown community. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering, creating art, playing guitar, swimming, rock climbing, snowboarding, and traveling the world. He has completed several 5ks and a triathlon. If he could do anything, he would visit all the national parks in America. He looks forward to providing excellent orthodontic care for your family!