Dr. Robert J. Yu, DMD is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery. As a periodontal specialist, he focuses on gum disease and the surrounding structures of the dentition (gums and bone). Dr. Yu is one of the few board-certified periodontists in the Tampa Bay area and affirms that his office offers the most state of the art technology available in dentistry today.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Dr Yu moved with his family to Saudi Arabia at the age of seven. The Yu family later migrated to the United States where they settled and formed roots in Forest Hills, New York. Following high school, Dr Yu enrolled in The State University of New York to pursue his Bachelor of Science in Biology. From here he attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.
Dr Yu's fascination with dentistry and the well being of his patients persuaded him to seek more knowledge. This lead him to attain his post-graduate training in Periodontology at The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental medicine. After serving a three year residency Dr Yu relocated back to Florida where he established his practice that you know today as Tampa Bay Dental Implants and Periodontics.
In addition to being a member of the Florida Dental Association and the Pinellas County Dental Association, he is also a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and American Board of Periodontology.
Dr Yu currently resides in the Tampa Bay area with his wife, Woomee and children Christian and Sofia. He enjoys staying busy with family activities, and can often be found taking action in community projects. Dr Yu also desires to stay on the cutting edge of modern dentistry while using the most up to date materials and techniques available in the field. He continues to stay ahead of the curve by attending extensive lectures, seminars, and workshops.