Dr. Chrishell Yates started working as an orthodontic assistant while attending UC Davis for undergrad. She loved how rewarding it was to transform a patient’s smile and increase their confidence and decided to become an orthodontist herself. Dr. Yates pursued her dental school education at the University of the Pacific followed by residency at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Yates, her husband, and two young daughters recently moved back to California after 6 years in San Antonio, TX. They are so excited to be closer to friends and family and all of the wonderful adventures that the area has to offer!
El Dorado Hills, CA
University of the Pacific, San Francisco
Organizations I belong to:
I volunteer with Girls on the Run as well as the SF LGBT Center
I became a dentist because:
It is so rewarding to see the difference that a healthy smile can make in a patient’s life
I chose to work with children because:
Kids are so much fun! I love gaining their trust and seeing their confidence build when coming to the dentist
What I enjoy about working at Kids Care:
Being surrounded by positive, supportive, and fun patients and team members
My hobbies include:
I enjoy reading all types of books and I just learned to crochet!
My favorite food:
My favorite kind of music:
For fun I like to:
Do anything outdoors with my family…. hiking, camping, skiing, biking…
If I wasn’t a dentist, I’d probably be:
An elementary school teacher