Yu-Ching Lai, DDS, MS


Dr. Lai is passionate about the art and science behind orthodontics, as well as the personal side of patient care. She recognizes that orthodontics can be life-changing for patients: not only improving their oral health, but their confidence and emotional well-being as well. Firmly believing that all patients deserve treatment plans that are tailored to their unique needs and concerns, she works with patients to find the best solution to their smile goals.


Dr. Lai grew up in Taiwan and came to United States to study orthodontics. Dr. Lai graduated from University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She completed her training in orthodontics from University of Rochester, New York and obtained the Master Degree in Dental Science and Certificate in Orthodontics. She was inducted in Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society when studying at UCSF. She received the sponsorship of William H. Bowen International Fellowship at University of Rochester for her Master Degree. She was awarded 2nd place of Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award for her scientific research at annual meeting of American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)


Dr. Lai believes that her patients deserve high-quality care and efficient treatment. To achieve that, Dr. Lai regularly attends professional educational meetings and online courses to learn about updated technology and advances in the orthodontic field.


Professional membership:

- American Association of Orthodontists

- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists

- California Association of Orthodontists

- American Dental Association

- California Dental Association

- Berkeley Dental Society