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Dr. Holman Yu

16 Years
Experience

Locations

Dentistry in Waterloo
122 King Street North
Waterloo, Ontario
Mon 10:30 am - 7:00 pm  
Tue 8:30 am - 4:30 pm  
Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  
Thu 8:00 am - 3:30 pm  

Biography

Dr. Holman Yu graduated from the University of Connecticut dental school and practiced in the United States for 5 years before coming back to Canada in 2008 for family. Prior to studying at Connecticut, he attended University of Toronto and received a Bachelor of Science with distinction. Dr. Yu has received multiple awards including the Pierre Fouchard Award – future leader in the community and a community service award from the University of Connecticut. While in dental school he was very involved in extracurricular activities. These included working with the Connecticut Dental Student Association, taking on vice presidency of ASDA (American Student Dental Association), becoming National Consultant on Diversity for the ADA (American Dental Association), and the chief editor of the University of Connecticut Dental Journal. For Dr. Yu, dentistry is based on science, but artistry and heart brings it to life. Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Yu has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. Certifications in implants, Invisalign, nitrous oxide, and Cerec give patients a wider variety of treatment plans. Dr. Yu and his wife Inez met in high school and married 8 years later in 2003. They had their first born, Aidan, back in 2006 when they were still living in Connecticut. In 2009, they had their second son, Lucian, in Toronto. Dr. Yu now spends most of his extra time keeping up with his two, very energetic, sons.

Offered Services 14 Services

Bonding Braces Bridges / Dentures Cleaning Crown / Cap Filling Implants Nitrous Sedation Root Canal TMJ Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening Wisdom Teeth Removal

Bonding Braces Bridges / Dentures Cleaning Crown / Cap Filling Implants Nitrous Sedation Root Canal TMJ Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening Wisdom Teeth Removal

Languages Spoken

English Mandarin Cantonese

Most Helpful Reviews
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  • Reviewed on March 9th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Awesome service! Very thorough and very kind! Would definitely recommend. Pretty awesome I can watch Netflix as my teeth get cleaned!
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  • Reviewed on February 26th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Everyone was very nice and explained the process when I had questions.
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  • Reviewed on February 25th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Clean building, friendly staff, pleasant assistants and hygienists. Dr. Yu took the time to explain procedures and advise on best dental technique. Great level of care for patients.
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  • Reviewed on February 19th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I had a great experience. They carefully provided all the information I needed and they were also very friendly.
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  • Reviewed on February 13th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Yu and the staff are really professional and well trained. The office is nice and they even have Netflix to look at while you are getting your dental work. Nice!
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  • Reviewed on January 30th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Very comfortable atmosphere and very professional.
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  • Reviewed on January 30th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    The staff here was excellent in dealing with my anxiety. They were patient, empathetic, and took the extra time to ease any concerns.
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  • Reviewed on January 20th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Explained everything in details, straightforward.
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  • Reviewed on January 16th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Great service, excellent communication and explanation of both what they were doing as well as what I needed to have done. The space was modern, clean and the people were friendly. Good experience all around.
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  • Reviewed on January 15th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Very professional. Brian did a great job explaining every step on the way.
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  • Reviewed on January 8th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    All the staff was very kind and helpful. The doctor was very informative and gave various important tips. The cleaning work was also done with great care.
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  • Reviewed on December 12th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Amazing staff!!! Clean and well appointed office. They were very organized, incredibly helpful and kind! Best dentist office I have ever been to!!!
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  • Reviewed on December 12th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    My hygienist was super friendly and made the whole experience very comfortable. I was quite anxious as I haven't been to the dentist in a few years but instead of nagging on me for the past, they were optimistic about my choice to come now and take better came of my oral health. Would recommend to anyone looking for a new dentist, especially anyone who is a bit timid.
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  • Reviewed on December 3rd, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Super professional and thorough clinic. Plus, they let me watch Netflix during my scaling, which was great.
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  • Reviewed on November 27th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Amazing experience, friendly and professional! Best time I've had at the dentist for sure.
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  • Reviewed on November 14th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Yu and his staff were warm, welcoming and professional. I really appreciated the effort in making me feel comfortable at all times. The office was conveniently located near Uptown Waterloo with great parking access.
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  • Reviewed on November 14th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    On time and very friendly. Dr. Yu and my hygienist took the time to fully explain all of the tests and images to ensure I understood what they were doing.
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  • Reviewed on November 8th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Nice office. Great people. Everyone was very concerned with my comfort and making sure that my experience was as pleasant as going to the dentist can be. Would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Yu and his office to my friends.
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  • Reviewed on November 8th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Provided professional service and answered all my questions
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  • Reviewed on November 6th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr Yu and Ryan were very helpful.
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  • Reviewed on November 6th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    I haven't been to the dentist in a while, and was very nervous going in to my appointment. Dr Yu was the first to come over and talk to me, and immediately made me feel calm. Cathy and Ryan were fantastic, quick, and easy to talk to. I felt so relaxed throughout my entire appointment, which is something I've never experienced at a dentist office before.
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  • Reviewed on November 5th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Clean, professional and friendly office. Nice touch with watching something you like on Netflix during your appointment. Almost totally distracts you from the annoying discomfort of getting your teeth cleaned.
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  • Reviewed on November 5th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Very friendly environment and atmosphere. Always puts patient comfort top of mind
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  • Reviewed on October 30th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Really enjoyed my experience at the dentist today everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable!
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  • Reviewed on September 19th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Doctor Yu and his associates were wonderful, I was clear about my fear of the dentist due to poor past experiences and they did all they could to make me comfortable, I actually look forward to my next appointment
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  • Reviewed on July 17th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr Yu and the whole team are candid, friendly, professional and timely! Loved this experience. Even though I will be moving, I plan on continuing my engagement with Dr Yu's practice!
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  • Reviewed on July 12th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Very Clean environment and friendly staff
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  • Reviewed on June 25th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Very thorough. Took the time to explain anything I asked about. Very polite. Quick. Reasonably priced; covered by standard insurance.
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  • Reviewed on June 11th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Nice office very modern and relaxing. All the staff from reception to the Dr. Super friendly and professional. I would reccomend for sure
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  • Reviewed on May 22nd, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Very caring dentist office, thorough, friendly, and knowledgeable.
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  • Reviewed on April 30th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    I am typically very nervous and hesitant at the dentist. Although I still felt this way, the dental hygienist and dentist did everything they could do make me feel more comfortable! They took into consideration my preferences and I will be happy to go back for my next appointments!
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  • Reviewed on April 19th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    - very professional, knowledgeable, thorough!
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  • Reviewed on April 16th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Office was clean and modern. Dr. Holman Yu was cordial and thorough. Cathy was very pleasant and a the Hygienist Christine was a delight. Would definitely recommend.
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  • Reviewed on March 13th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    The staff was really helpful and patiently explained everything in detail.
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  • Reviewed on February 15th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    They catered to my needs, made me feel comfortable
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  • Reviewed on February 1st, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Having been three or more years since my last dentist visit, I received a thorough examination and it was nothing short of exceptional. Dr. Yu and his team are friendly, patient, highly skilled, and thorough. The office was bright and modern, embraced technology, and ensured comfort. The parking lot is a little tight, but the office is centrally located with excellent bus service.
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  • Reviewed on January 24th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    They have netflix. Staffs were very kind. Dr Yu gave me a very detailed diagnosis on my teeth. Definitely recommend!
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  • Reviewed on December 9th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    My gift card arrived in less than 2 weeks after my appointment. I would highly recommend opencare
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  • Reviewed on November 28th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    By far the best dentists I’ve been to!
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  • Reviewed on November 28th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Whole is office is very professional. Staff are friendly. Dr Yu was very helpful and answered any of my questions.
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  • Reviewed on November 15th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Very thorough and great experience. Plus they have Netflix to watch during your appointment, highly recommend!
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  • Reviewed on November 8th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Very friendly and his staff was amazing. Very welcoming and I felt like someone they actually cared about.
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  • Reviewed on October 18th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Short wait time, great explanations of procedures, and very comfortable/modern office. Happy to go there again.
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  • Reviewed on October 12th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr Yu and staff are very professional and friendly. I feel welcome and warm. I am looking forward to get the treatment in the nice place.
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  • Reviewed on October 6th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Everyone at this practice is really friendly and great at putting you at ease if you’re nervous. I’m very happy with my experiences so far.
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  • Reviewed on October 2nd, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Holman is good, very nice. Other staffs are nice too.
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  • Reviewed on September 26th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Such caring staff, made going to the dentist easy
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  • Reviewed on August 13th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr Yu was very polite, professional, and thorough. He reviewed all my concerns and his findings with me. It was the best Dentist visit I've had!
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  • Reviewed on July 11th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    I had a great experience at Dr. Yu's office. Dr. Yu is very thorough and has answered all of the questions I had in detail. The office staff is very friendly. Will definitely come back!
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  • Dr. Yu takes time to get to know his patients and provide a comfortable environment.
    Reviewed on May 16th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Yu takes time to meet all his patients before they see the dental hygienist to get their teeth cleaned. He made it clear that he cares about ensuring comfort, which is very refreshing. They provided a referral to a specialist right away, proving their attention to detail.
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  • Great experience.
    Reviewed on April 30th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    The staff are friendly and the office is really nice. Dr. Yu was very detailed and explained everything throughly.
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  • The best dentist appointment I have ever had.
    Reviewed on April 17th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr Yu and his team offer a fantastic experience at your appointment. The team makes sure you are comfortable the entire appointment, complete with Netflix streaming throughout the office. Dr Yu takes the time to get to know you, your goals and apprehensions before consulting you on your dental plan. I will definitely recommend Dr Yu and his dental clinic to all my friends and family!
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  • Friendly, professional staff eager to provide a comfortable experience
    Reviewed on April 15th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    The staff did a great job explaining everything and addressing any possible concerns I might have had. Dr. Yu spent time to review x-rays and photographs and discuss a treatment plan. Having the option of watching Netflix is a welcome perk to distract. Very modern, new equipment and facilities.
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  • Friendliest dentist and staff I've ever met!
    Reviewed on March 25th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    This was my first time visiting a dentist in the KW area as well as my first time ever going to the dentist on my own, and I have no doubt that Dr. Yu and his associates made my experience the most seamless it could possibly be. Every step of the process as well as every decision was throughly explained to me, and I've never felt so well informed about my oral health. Bonus points to the very convenient location, being able to watch a Netflix show during my cleaning (and I don't even subscribe to Netflix or normally watch TV), and the complimentary lip balm I got after my appt. I look very forward to seeing Dr Yu and his staff again!
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  • Comfortable
    Reviewed on March 2nd, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. The appointment went smoothly and relatively quickly for being my first one. Hygienist was gentle and Dr. Yu was very informative and helpful.
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  • Great place
    Reviewed on January 19th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Professional and thurough. Very clean and accommodating. Great patient experience with Netflix during checkups
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