Meet Dr. Ya-Wei Chen

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Ya-Wei Chen DDS, MSOB, PhD

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Ya-Wei Chen Dr. Chen obtained her dental doctorate degree from National Yang-Ming University in Taipei, Taiwan at the top of the class. She then completed 5 years of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, where she received extensive clinical training in oral cancer, maxillofacial trauma, jawbone tumors, and orthognathic surgeries. After the training, she got certified by the Taiwanese Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and was promoted to Attending Surgeon at Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital. When she was working as a surgical oncologist in the hospital, she was teamed with medical oncologists and has treated hundreds of oral cancer patients.

During a decade of practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery in the hospital, Dr. Chen also served as an assistant professor and taught head and neck anatomy and oral maxillofacial surgery in her alma mater. She also contributed extensively in oral cancer research and has published more than 30 articles in international journals. She kept pursued her passions of medicine and research and got her PhD degree from the School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University.

To excel in dental implant rehabilitation and periodontal bone reconstruction, Dr. Chen continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine and complete a 3-year specialty training program in Periodontics and Implant Surgery.

Dr. Chen is calm, professional, and always places patient safety and comfort as her top priorities. She will be providing all aspects of oral surgeries, including wisdom teeth surgery, bone grafting, dental implant surgery, and oral pathology at Light Dental Studios.

In free time, Dr. Chen enjoys playing tennis, travel, and all kinds of outdoor activities. She also likes to spend time with her partner and two cats, Spot and Nomi.

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