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We at Periodontal Surgical Arts, believe in the overall welfare of our patients but also advocate doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following the mandate from Governor Abbott and the Texas Board of Dental Examiners, we are following distancing guidelines. This includes minimizing the number of patients and team members in the practice at one time. Also, patients are being treated one at a time on a personalized basis. We do require that patients wear face masks and screen themselves prior to visiting. Thank you for your understanding.

Meet Dr. Yu

Dr. David H. Yu is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Microbiology and a minor in Studio Art. Following graduation from Indiana University, he entered dental school at the Indiana School of Dentistry and graduated with honors and numerous awards.

He then attended a General Practice Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He also received his specialty training in periodontics at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. He completed three certifications in moderate intravenous sedation and holds certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Life Support. He was in specialty practice in Dallas for three years before moving to Austin, Texas, where he is now one of the leading innovators of implant and periodontal therapy.

Dr. Yu has lectured nationally to general dentists, specialists, and hygiene professionals about wide-ranging topics such as biologic mediators, tissue engineering, virtual planning of implant placement, immediate implant therapy with provisionalization of implants, 3D-assisted surgery and All-On-4 (or “Teeth in a Day”). His unique skills have honed his practice towards aesthetic surgical periodontics.

He has been voted by his peers as “Super Dentist” in Texas Monthly (every year since 2004) and Austin Monthly (every year since 2006).

Dr. Yu is married and has two children. He enjoys reading, drawing, swimming, biking, traveling, and racing cars.


•  1988-1992 Indiana University
•  Microbiology BS, Minor Studio Art
•  Anesthesiology Assistant (Marion General Hospital, IN)
•  1992-1996 Indiana University School of Dentistry
•  Clinical Excellence Award
•  Certification in Intravenous Conscious Sedation
•  1996-1997 UTHSCSA General Practice/Hospital Residency
•  University Hospital and Audie Murphy VA Hospital privileges
•  ENT, Emergency Medicine, OMFS, Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine rotations
•  1997-2000 UTHSCSA Periodontics Residency
•  Masters of Science from the School of Biomedical Sciences
•  Thesis Defense: "The Efficiency of Enamel Matrix Derivative on Intrabony Defects: A Split-Mouth Double-Blind Outcome Human Study"
•  Triple Certification in Intravenous Conscious Sedation and Anesthesiology Rotations
•  2000 Board Certification, American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery
•  Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification (since 1996, renewed every 2 years)


•  American Academy of Periodontology (#18039)
•  Capital Area Dental Society (#047960035)
•  American Board of Periodontology, Diplomate
•  Southwest Society of Periodontists
•  Academy of Osseointegration (#111377)
•  International Team for Implantology (#9087)
•  American Dental Association (#047960035)
•  American Society of Dental Anesthesiology
•  Texas Dental Association (#047960035)
•  International College of Dentists, Fellow
•  American Academy of Facial Esthetics
•  Austin Dental Implant Study Club
•  Center for Progressive Dental Studies, Founding Member and Program Director

Hospital Privileges

•  2006-2007 University Hospital and Audie Murphy VA Hospital (San Antonio, TX)
•  2011 St. Davids South Surgicare Center (Austin, TX)
•  2012 Arise Medical Center (Austin, TX)

Teaching Appointments

•  2001-2002 Collin Community College (Adjunct faculty, Periodontics)
•  2003-2007 Austin Community College (Adjunct faculty and course director, Periodontics)
•  2003-present Guest Lecturer, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Periodontology Department


•  Southwest Society of Periodontists Meetings Chair (2010-2011),
•  Southwest Society of Periodontists Webmaster (2010-2018),
•  ACC Hygiene Dept Advisory Board Member (2011-present),
•  Professional Recovery Network, Texas State Board of Pharmacy, Advisory Board Member (2018-2024)
•  Texas Society of Periodontists - Director (2017-2018),
•  Southwest Society of Periodontists Treasurer-elect (2017-2018),
•  Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) for Sedation and Anesthesia Safety (2016-2017)
•  As a member of the BRP, analyzed data from sedation mortalities and mishaps towards creating rules and regulations for safer practice of sedation/anesthesia
•  American Academy of Periodontology Foundation (2022-present)
•  Board member
•  American Academy of Periodontology, Anesthesia Committee (2017-2020),
•  Western Regional Examining Board (2018-present)
•  Grading and Sim Floor Examiner
•  Comprehensive Examination Committee Member
•  CDCA-WREB-CITA (2021-present)
•  Grading Examiner
•  States Resources for Testing and Assessments (SRTA)
•  Board of Directors member and Grading Examiner (2022 - 2024)
•  Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (2017-present)
•  Appointment by Governor Greg Abbott
•  Presiding Officer of the TSBDE (2021-present)
•  TSBDE Executive Committee Chair
•  Ex Officio of all TSBDE Committees and Executive Committee Chair
•  Harvard Medical School Surgical Leadership Program (2023-2024)
•  Certification, Harvard Associate Alumni


50+ lectures (2001-present) on varied topics in including immediate implant placement, All-On-4, periodontal plastic surgical procedures, biologic mediators, and implant designs. Lecture invitations has included: Texas Dental Association, Texas Academy of General Dentistry, Capital Area Dental Society, Dallas County Dental Society, UT Houston Dental School, UT Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School and Periodontics Department, Star of the South Dental Meeting, El Paso Dental Meeting, Southwest Society of Periodontics, Fort Hood, Houston Society of Periodontists, and Louisiana Society of Periodontists, American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting, and World Bone Congress Madrid, Spain.
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