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Matthew R. Young, DDS, originally from Buffalo, New York, received his Bachelors of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University. He then returned to Buffalo and attended The Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree graduating with honors.
After dental school, Dr. Young entered the Albert Einstein Medical Center residency program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Here he won the prestigious Lebby award for Outstanding Resident of the Year.
After the residency program, Dr. Young practiced in the Philadelphia area for seven years, providing the optimum in patient care. He is active in many national and local dental organizations and serves as an attending clinician at the Albert Einstein Medical Center residency program. Dr. Young is now happy to practice in San Francisco, caring for the health of his patients.
Dr. Young has spent a considerable amount of time performing volunteer work with the group Operation Smile. These missions include working on patients with cleft lips and palates and those in need of dental care. A key component of these missions is to educate the local dentists through hands-on seminars and formal lectures.
Dr. Young has had extensive postgraduate training through continuing education courses and is proficient in many aspects of dentistry. He has had extensive training in implant dentistry. Dr. Young lectures to dental professionals nationally and internationally on implant dentistry.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great, professional, speedy, and wonderful cleaning! Thanks
Professional, attentive and clean ;)
Seemed to try to upsell me on a lot of procedures and equipment I didn't need
The dental hygienist was professional and very hard working. However, the dentist was a very aggressive sales person.
Fsatest, best feeling fillings I have ever gotten. A++
Dr Van and the staff were great. Walked me through everything that needed to be done and while procedures were being done, so nothing was ever a surprise. They were were receptive to my disclaimer that I have sensitivity, so they made sure to ask if I was feeling okay throughout my appointment. They were also very transparent about my costs. I highly recommend this office and Dr Van.
Courteous, like that he shows pictures of the teeth in order to explain what's going on.
Best dentist I've ever been to. Friendly, thorough, efficient.. everything you would want in your dentist! Can't recommend more highly
Dr. Young and all the staff were very genuine and personable. They put me at ease and I enjoyed interacting with them during the appointment. Something that I thought was a really nice feature was that they have a computer screen pulled up next to the patient chair so you can see all the x-rays and pictures that they are taking and both the hygienist and Dr. Young took the time to go through them and explain to me what we were seeing. I really appreciated it that because often the dentist just does their thing and you don't know what's going on and are awkwardly trying to see what is happening on the screen. Here they just put it right in front of you, and make sure you understand exactly what is happening, which is super helpful for understanding your situation and how to take care of yourself. Transparency from the medical profession! It's great.
I consider myself to have dental anxiety, and hadn't been to a dentist in a number of years as a result (like, an embarrassingly long time!). So I was incredibly appreciative of just how nice and warm the folks at Dr. Young's clinic are. I felt informed, was treated an cleaned for 2 hours, and left with a comprehensive breakdown of my options and payment plans. I went in feeling nervous, and left feeling confident, clean & empowered. Can't recommend highly enough!
Very friendly staff that made the whole process painless. Knowledgeable and comprehensive. Definitely will be back for future work.
Extremely happy with Dr.Young and I will continue to come to him.
It's a postoperative follow up after my three wisdom teeth extraction (all complete boney impacted). My Appt was at 3pm, but they set me right in when I arrived almost an hour early. Everything seems fine, still need more time for the surgical site to completely heal. Dr. young is great and friendly; he answered all my concerns.
I went in for a cleaning & regular check up. The office sent a few emails ahead of time for confirmation & requesting some information, which was great. Everyone there was very friendly & professional - the cleaning was great and Dr. Young is professional and takes the time to explain what he's seeing with photographs / and or x-rays. I'd absolutely recommend them.
I once again had a very positive experience with Dr.Young. I was seen right away, and was made to feel very comfortable during my appointment. I will definitely be returning once again.
I recently had my first appointment with Dr. Young, and needless to say I am beyond impressed! Dr. Young and his entire staff were friendly, attentive, and professional. I cannot wait to return for my follow up appointment!
I didn't feel comfortable in the office what so ever. The office didn't seem as sanitary as other dental professionals I've seen. I didn't see the dentists wipe down their hands with sanitizer and most of the equipment wasn't covered in easy-wipe down plastics or one-use disposable plastics. Dr. Young made me quite uncomfortable. He wouldn't look me in the eyes as I spoke and wasn't very clear on anything he said and just sort of hovered around me. I was going in for an emergency surgery, all he did was an examination and effectively told me to come back later. I will never go back to that office,
Great office staff. Very professional, informative and kind.
Great and very informative
I've had many dentists before as I travel a lot - I was never treated that well for cavities - and believe me I had a lot of cavities. The most careful/professional/helpful dentist I ever had. Too bad I don't live in SF!
Minimum of stress with maximum competence. I highly recommend this dental practice.
I was really pleased with the experience. The staff were great. I was able to submit all of my documents online before the visit so when I arrived, I sailed right into my exam room. They saw me right away, gave me the first no pain x-ray experience I'd ever had, and performed a fast and thorough cleaning. I'm thrilled I've found Dr. Young and his team.
Very pleasant and informative. Kept me aware of what was going on and gave lots of options for care. Very happy with the experience.
Very friendly! Just went in for a consultation but can give more feedback after I have work done.
I just don't think a root canal should be so difficult. I've been very patient with them but I've been reading reviews on Yelp to find people with problems with him as well. It sounds like his treatment has dramatically ruined their lives. It hasn't been so extreme with me but I will be consulting other dentists and not going here anymore.
Both Dr. Young and the staff were great. They actually took the time to make sure I was comfortable and explained all the treatment options in great detail.
Dr. Young is incredibly knowledgeable and professional. I've been there three times- once for a check up, once for a cleaning, and once to get fillings. He is very careful and gentle, and everyone at the office is friendly and welcoming. Couldn't have chosen a better place to go. I highly recommend him!