Dr. Yau is a first-generation Chinese American and a California native. She grew up in Saratoga where she attended Redwood Middle School and Saratoga High School. Because Dr. Yau loves the South Bay and her family still lives in the area, she has decided to come back after receiving her Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) at University of California, Los Angeles and her Certificate in Orthodontics and Master’s of Science Degree in Dentistry (M.S.D.) at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
Dr. Yau has abundant experience working with both braces and Invisalign as well as using the latest technology and software. She is an American Board Certified Orthodontist, a distinction achieved through commitment to quaity orthodontic care. She works closely with dental professionals and is dedicated to provide the best possible care to her patients. Currently, Dr. Yau is also serving as associate faculty at the University of the Pacific. In addition, she continues to maintain active participation with the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, and Santa Clara County Dental Society.
Dr. Yau enjoys hiking, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends. She is currently exploring all the local hikes and volunteering at monthly community service events
Dr. Sasaki is a third-generation Californian who was born and raised in the small community of Reedley in the San Joaquin Valley. He attended Fresno State University and then transferred to the University of California at San Francisco where he received his Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D.) in 1979. Dr. Sasaki continued at the University of California at San Francisco where he received his dental degree (D.D.S.) in 1982 and his orthodontic degree (Certificate) in 1984. While in dental school he was elected into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society for academic achievement. He received the Senior Class Awards for outstanding achievement in Orthodontics and Oral Medicine.
In 1984, Dr. Sasaki moved to the Los Gatos area, where he assumed the orthodontic practices of Drs. Kent Utley and Thomas Lewis. He has enjoyed the private practice of orthodontics in the same location in Los Gatos since then. Dr. Sasaki now finds it especially gratifying to meet and treat the children of his earlier orthodontic patients.
Dr. Sasaki maintains an active interest in the newest innovations and improvements in the practice of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He maintains active membership in numerous dental professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, California Association of Orthodontists, and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. He has been active in volunteering in the Santa Clara County Dental Society including the Board of Directors, Community Relations Committee, Peer Review and Nominations Committee. He has maintained active membership in the Inter-Bay Orthodontic Study and Disability Group for over 25 years.
Dr Sasaki enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Arlene, and daughter, Kristi. Their family enjoys the small town atmosphere of the Los Gatos / Saratoga area while enjoying the cultural, educational and recreational opportunities of the Silicon Valley and Greater Bay Area. His hobbies include golf, skiing, and tennis.