Paul Chu, DDS
Paul Chu, DDS – Periodontics & Implants
Dr. Chu has been practicing dentistry for over 35 years. After graduating from the USC School of Dentistry in 1982, he continued his specialty training at USC for an additional two years to become a periodontist, a specialist that deals with the treatment of the diseases associated with the gums and bones – the foundation of a healthy smile. Dr. Chu was a clinical assistant professor for the department of periodontology at USC and an assistant professor at Loma Linda where he taught at the graduate and post-graduate levels.
Through continuing education courses to stay current with the latest techniques, he offers patients the latest in bone grafts and dental implant procedures. This has helped many of his patients restore their smile and function to levels that were not possible with their traditional dentures. Because of his gentle and compassionate touch, many of Dr. Chu’s patients travel hundreds of miles to be treated by him.
Dr. Chu’s hobbies include cooking, stamp collecting, gardening, and being an avid lover of orchids.
Victor Chu, DDS
Victor Chu, DDS – General & Cosmetic Dentistry, Sleep Apnea, TMJ disorders, implants, Invisalign®
Dr. Victor has been practicing dentistry for over a decade. As the son of Dr. Chu and Dr. Yang, he grew up with a deep understanding of helping people through dentistry. Dr. Victor received his degree at the UCLA School of Dentistry. After graduation, Dr. Vic attended a one-year general practice residency at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was trained to handle severely medically compromised patients as well as patients with facial traumas that affected their dentition. During this residency, Dr. Vic gave several continuing education lectures to the local dental community and had an article published in the Hawaii Dental Journal on the effects of bisphosphonate treatment on dental patients.
Current patients praise Dr. Vic for his attentiveness, and kind and gentle approach toward their dental care.
Dr. Vic is further demonstrates his dedication helping his colleagues and dental students discover the true heart behind the dental profession by organizing dental mission trips to underserved countries.
In his free time, Dr. Vic enjoys cooking and watching Disney+ with the three princesses in his life: Alisa, his wife; and his two daughters, Brinley and Kennedy.
Tammy Huang, DMD, MPH
Tammy Huang, DMD, MPH – General and Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Huang joined Chu & Yang Dental in 2013 and she is the newest dentist to join the practice. She studied public health at Loma Linda University, School of Public Health before entering dental school. She received her dental degree at Western University, College of Dental Medicine, as part of the inaugural class. After graduation, Dr. Huang worked in an underserved area in Central California before joining Dr. Chu and Dr. Yang’s private practice in Orange County. In 2014, Dr. Huang joined the dental faculty as Assistant Clinical Professor at Western University, College of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Huang’s true passion lies in helping those in need. She is a volunteer dentist at Lestonnac Dental Clinic, a clinic that serves the underprivileged community. She is also excited about participating in medical mission trips abroad.
In her free time, Dr. Huang enjoys yoga, kickboxing, scuba diving, and collecting all things Hello Kitty.
Dr. Mark Tsao
Dr. Tsao was born in Taiwan. When he was 12 years old, he and his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Cerritos, CA. He graduated from Cerritos High School in 1996 as the valedictorian of his class and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in 2000. He has always had an immense interest in the healthcare fields, but also harbored a passion for art and technology, so he ventured to the San Francisco Bay Area where he worked as a web developer and graphic designer. Although he found his work rewarding, he missed the close personal relationships and privilege of working on the human body that are unique to being a healthcare provider. After careful research, he decided on a career in dentistry and never looked back. In 2007, he graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry among the top of his class. He earned numerous awards for his academic achievements and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
After graduation, Dr. Tsao pursued additional training by completing a residency program in general dentistry at the VA hospital in Long Beach, where he treated our nation’s veterans. Dr. Tsao then began his career as an associate dentist at several practices in Los Angeles County and Orange County, as well as in Northern California. In 2018, Dr. Tsao joined Chu & Yang Dental to work alongside Dr. Victor Chu, his long-time friend and classmate at UCLA. Dr. Tsao was drawn to Chu & Yang Dental because they share the same dental philosophy – they strive to build long-lasting partnerships with their patients that are based on honesty and personal, gentle dental experiences.
Dr. Tsao remains committed to honing his knowledge and skills by regularly attending continuing education courses and study clubs. He is a member of the American Dental Society, California Dental Society, and Orange County Dental Society. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. When he is not doing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, playing sports, and cheering on the Lakers.
Josephine Yang, DDS
Josephine Yang, DDS – Sleep Apnea/Snoring treatment, TMJ/Craniofacial Pain, Orthodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Yang graduated from the USC School of Dentistry in 1982 with the distinguished Omnicron Kappa Epsilon academic award. She dedicated her time as a clinical assistant professor at USC for 9 years, receiving a teaching excellence award from her students twice. With over 25 years of experience in dentistry, she continues to further her education in advanced cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, chirodontics, TMJ disorders, and sleep apnea/snoring treatment. Her approach to treatment is holistic, looking beyond the teeth alone and treating the body as a whole.
Dr. Yang uses high-tech equipment to assist her in the diagnosis and treatment of her patients. She has a passion for dentistry and has been able to lecture to her dental colleagues on the latest advances in diagnostic tools used for TMJ disorders.
Her professional memberships include:
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
- American Academy of Functional Orthodontics
- International Academy of Orthodontics
- Certified Practitioner for LVI Cosmetics, Lumineers™ and Invisalign™
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Yang thrills audiences performing both traditional and modern dances at charity events.
Dr. Phil Gendreau, DDS
Dr. Phil Gendreau has been living in OC since 1983. He has his undergrad degree in Biology from the University of California at San Diego. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Southern California School of Dentistry and graduated at the top of his class in clinical dentistry. He is gentle, patient and cares about his patients. He believes in treating patients like his own family.
Dr. Phil has acquired a range of clinical skills from fillings, crowns, implants, oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry. He finds dentistry challenging and rewarding. He believes in giving back and has participated in several mission trips in Central America.
Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, especially his wife and two daughters.
They all do Tae Kwon Do together. Dr. Phil also enjoys surfing, swimming and traveling.