Get To Know Smile Expert Dr. Mimi Yeung

M.Y. Dental Spa offers caring, compassionate, and comprehensive dental care for patients in the Midtown West Manhattan area. The dental team at this general and cosmetic dentistry practice has a strong commitment to ensuring that all patients receive the care they need for a beautiful smile while feeling as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Haute Beauty chats with Dr. Mimi Yeung to learn more about the smile expert from New York.

Dr. Mimi YeungPhoto Credit: Laurie Rhodes

What is your greatest achievement?

The greatest achievements are always to achieve and maintain dental health for all my patients. I still remember when I was in NYU dental school, as a senior, I had a homeless individual as a patient. He had on tattered clothes, covered with dirt on his face, teeth were stained, and really needed a deep cleaning. After many visits with me, he turned up on the last visit shaved his beard, clean clothes and a high white smile. Who knew that cleaning up all the stains and plaque on his would have encouraged him to change his whole appearance. That was the most impactful treatment result in my mind even though there was no huge treatment plan with lots of monetary benefits to me.

What is the future of your field?

As our country is struggling with too many of its citizens their finances, it’s important to me that for those who do not understand the science of dental health, educating those people has the utmost importance. Keeping a healthy mouth and all the residents in that space, such as teeth and gum free of disease, is the starting line to a healthy body. This primal should serve everyone well into the future.

What is the biggest misconception about your field?

I have heard too many times that if my teeth do not hurt then there is no problem. Well, I like to make a comparison to that of cancer. Cancer can be a silent culprit, if we can prevent illness/disease with proper diagnostic tools at our disposal, would you not try to do anything to treat the disease as soon as possible. Prevention even if you have no symptoms is the best thing you can do for yourself.

What are your most requested procedures?

Cosmetic and smile beautification procedures.

What surgical advancements are you most excited about?

I have been placing dental Implants to simulate missing teeth for many years. If there is a procedure that can definitively regrow teeth, or stop dental decay, that would be life-changing to many people.

What are you best known for?

Because of my sculpting and artistic abilities, I have been referred to many patients for my cosmetic skills, whether it is to straighten crooked teeth, replace misshapen teeth with cosmetic restoration or reconstruction of the full mouth and all its teeth.

What is your most memorable patient reaction?

I had a patient who always covered her mouth when they smile or laugh. After her final treatment, she was in tears when she saw her new smile. Now a big grin is an everyday occurrence.

What sets your practice apart?

My practice focuses on total health. A sound foundation must be ascertained and managed in order for any restorative or elective esthetic restorations to be maintained. I believe that many patients are disappointed typically due to tunnel vision to achieve a beauty goal.

What do you love most about your profession?

I love that I can change a patient’s life by changing their smile appearance and even their self-confidence after I recreate a desirable healthy smile.

What is your career-defining procedure?

Being able to incorporate neuromuscular techniques (helping to find the balance of our muscles and into my practice has helped me immeasurably.

What new services are you excited to offer?

Incorporating neuromuscular evaluation incongruent with orthodontic and cosmetic treatments.