Meet Dr. Yen
Sylvia Yen, MPH, DMD
I have always enjoyed working with children. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is being able to take a child who was scared of dental appointments and have them leave future appointments with a smile and the ability to return with decreased anxiety and fear. As a pediatric dentist, I have the ability to modify oral health care habits that can affect my young patients in such a positive way for the rest of their lives. Working with children truly keeps me “young at heart”.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science – Northwestern University
- Master's Degree in Public Health – Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
- Doctorate of Medical Dentistry – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
- Pediatric Dentistry Post Graduate Training – University of Maryland, Baltimore
I am involved in numerous continuing education courses on an annual basis that are endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. These courses keep me updated on the most current clinical guidelines and keep me educated on the most innovative techniques and materials used in pediatric dentistry.
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Maryland State Dental Association
Outside the Office
My husband, Chihwen Alec Yen, is a periodontist in our community. We have two young and amazing children, Emily and Aiden. My time outside the office is spent with my family and friends, baking, doing art and craft projects, practicing yoga, and traveling.
I am also involved with church fund-raising events, community social planning, and outreach programs sponsored by both the Maryland State Dental Association and the University of Maryland’s Public Outreach through the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Being active outside private practice broadens my scope of practice and grants me the ability to help the members of my community. It also helps to promote oral health care for those who may not have the opportunity to seek care in a private practice dental setting.