Ting Wey-Yen, DDS, MS, FACP, was born in Taiwan, raised in Africa and is bilingual in both English and Chinese Mandarin. He obtained his BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1981. Dr. Yen graduated with honors in 1985 from Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago, Illinois and then continued with four more years of specialty training in prosthodontics, implants, dental oncology, and maxillofacial prosthetics in Texas.
Recognized by the American Board of Prosthodontics to be the youngest prosthodontist to become board-certified, Dr. Yen is also an elected fellow of both the American College of Prosthodontics and the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics.
Dr. Yen has taught at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in the Advanced Prosthodontics program and was previously Director of the Implant/Prosthodontics Study Club of the Harbor Dental Society. He has also been associate editor of the Journal of Prosthodontics, the national journal of the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Yen has been published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, and has lectured nationally and internationally at numerous dental societies and schools. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association and the American College of Prosthodontists.
Outside of the office, Dr. Yen has a great interest in all forms of art and has been involved with oil painting, sculpting, cooking and photography for many years. His passion is Impressionist art, and he paints whenever he can. His artistry has helped tremendously in designing and creating beautiful smiles for his patients, for he believes there’s a common theme that connects all nature’s beauty whether it is captured on canvas or created in the mouth.
All forms of art have basic disciplines which are enhanced by individual creativity. Aesthetic dentistry has disciplines based on science; however its practice is exemplified by the dentist’s skills, experience, and personal creativity. Dr. Yen welcomes you to view more examples of his artwork beyond the collection featured in his office. Additionally, he encourages you to view the office’s collection of items that are additional sources of inspiration for himself and the team on our News & Links page.
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