Meet Our Upland, CA Dentists

At Young Dental Health Center, we want to provide high-quality dentistry that will impact generations, along with excellent customer service. We are a family business and practice and we have assembled a team of dental professionals to assist our dentists and to care for you during your visit.

Dr. Clifford Young and Dr. Peter Young - Young Dental Health Center

About Dr. Clifford Young, DDS

Dr. Clifford Young is committed to providing exceptional dentistry with excellent service. He believes in constant learning as well as developing personal relationships with his patients. Dr. Cliff was raised in the San Gabriel Valley. He obtained his B.S in Health Communication from Pacific Union College and continued his education at Loma Linda University, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He believes that dentistry is a career of service. His commitment has brought him on dental trips to places like the Dominican Republic, Peru and Fiji. After graduation, Dr. Cliff served one year abroad as a missionary dentist on the island of Saipan. He remains driven to keep his talents and commitment to altruism as the driving forces in his future career and life.

Dr. Young’s genuine passion for dentistry has led him to pursue extensive training in cosmetic dentistry, CAD-CAM restorative dentistry, oral surgery, and implant dentistry. He is currently completing his post-graduate training at the prestigious Kois Center in Seattle, WA. In addition, Dr. Cliff has completed over 300 hours of implant training with Loma Linda University Implant Program and continues to be dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to patients.

Dr. Clifford Young is an active member of the American Dental Association®, California Dental Association, and on the fellowship track for the Academy of General Dentistry. He has his certificate in Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) and is also a certified Invisalign® provider.

In his spare time, Dr. Cliff enjoys being active by participating in marathons, triathlons, hiking and playing golf. He is also a world traveler and loves to eat!

Dr. Clifford Young, DDS

About Dr. Peter Young, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Peter S. Young believes in developing a partnership with you in order to help you achieve long-term optimal dental health. Providing the highest quality comprehensive dental care in an ethical and conservative fashion is his number one priority. He also works closely with a team of well-qualified specialists in providing multidisciplinary dental care.

He has received the designation of MAGD, a “Master” from the Academy of General Dentistry. Less than 2% of dentists in America have this degree. Dr. Young has attended over 4000 hours of advanced dental continuing education since 1988 and continues to attend over 100 hours a year. Dr. Young is a Fellow of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics and an Accredited Member of the American Society of Dental Aesthetics. This means Dr. Young has been recognized by his peers as a leader and an example to other dentists in the importance of continued learning for optimal patient care.

Dr. Young earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Pacific Union College in Angwin, California. In 1988, he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University. Dr. Young is an Associate Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute and a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Other memberships include: American Dental Association®, California Dental Association, Total Patient Service Institute, San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.

Dr. Peter Young, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Young is a lifetime member and has been certified by the United States Dental Institute in orthodontics since 2002. He also holds membership in the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and is a Lifetime Quality member of the Crown Council. He is also a graduate, mentor and clinical instructor at Kois Center.

Educating others is also one of Dr. Young’s passions. He has been an assistant professor since 1998 at the Division of General Dentistry School of Dentistry at Loma Linda University where he lectures on aesthetics dentistry and practice management.

Dr. Young feels that continual learning is vitally important in keeping pace with the latest dental developments. In fact, he attends an average of 150 to 200 hours of advanced seminars annually. Since 1988, he has completed close to 4000 hours of continuing education seminars. These seminars include subjects such as implants, cosmetics and laser dentistry.

In addition to continuing his education, Dr. Young produces case studies in order to develop insight into dental conditions and treatments. You can read one such case study here.

Meet Our Friendly Staff

Brooke
Registered Dental Assistant

Brooke is the back office RDA here at Young Dental Health. She has been working in the dental field for 3 years. Brooke has a passion to help her patients feel comfortable and leave the chair happy with a smile! In her free time, she loves to go camping in the mountains, enjoy adventures with her friends, and spending time with her loved ones. Brooke also enjoys learning about history and is completing her undergraduate degree to become a history teacher!

Cota
Hygiene Coordinator/Dental Assistant

Cota has been a Dental Assistant for 11 years now. She graduated from North West College. She comes from a family of dental professionals and absolutely loves what she does. She loves getting to know her patients and strives to make every patient's experience the best they have had at a dental office. In her free time, Cota enjoys spending time with her son and her family. She loves sports and enjoys going to baseball games. Cota is also a huge fan of music and enjoys going to concerts.

Christian
Hygienist

Christian is a graduate of West Coast University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene.  Christian loves to give back to the community by volunteering his talents to California CareForce, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing free health care, dental care, and vision care to those without access to these basic services. 

Christian is very proud to be a clinician, advocate, and an educator for his patients’ quest towards that perfect smile. Just as important as it is to achieve the perfect smile, Christian’s goal is for patients to also understand what it takes to have a healthy mouth and keep it that way.

In his time off, Christian is a full-time husband and father and loves to spend time with his family. Christian’s interests include restoring cars, cycling, watching favorite movies and shows with his wife, and learning new recipes to cook. 

Sara
Treatment Coordinator/Financial Coordinator

Sara has been in the dental field as an office administrator for 7+ years. She enjoys helping patients get the proper care they need and deserve in any way she can. On her time off she loves to spend time with her husband, family, and friends; she also looks forward to being a mom one day. Coffee with Mexican bread is the best way she likes to start her day. Some of Sara’s hobbies are going to the gym, bowling, watching movies/tv shows, and cooking, and loves to travel and try new things.

Let’s Discuss Your Options

Are you self-conscious about a missing or damaged tooth? Make an appointment with Young Dental Health Center. Our staff would be happy to discuss the options available to you.

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