The philosophy, and therefore the drive and success of this Practice, is greatly linked to its principal: Dr. Frances H. Yankie. Dr. Yankie has been a restorative and general dentist since 1995, when she graduated from the acclaimed University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. In addition to her dental degree, Dr. Yankie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she studied Biology, Sociology, Economics, and Music.
Dr. Yankie started her dental career in San Francisco. She was honored to be invited to be an instructor at her alma mater, U.O.P. in the Fixed Prosthedontics department. Simultaneously, she associated in various practices in the Bay Area until boldly starting her own Practice on Sansome and Bush in San Francisco in 1996. She practiced in the City until her popularity grew to the point that the acquisition of a larger dental practice became eminent in 1998.
Luckily for Marin residents, Dr. Yankie merged her San Francisco Practice with a long-established dental practice in Mill Valley. Still many of her original patients travel from all reaches of the Bay Area, and in some instances even across country and Europe to see her.
Dr. Yankie’s Marin practice showcases individualized, advanced patient care in a relaxed environment. The practice's best investment and asset is the staff. Each member of the wellness team is carefully chosen based on professional skills, qualifications and personality. Aside from the doctor, the team consists of two first rate hygienists, two outstanding dental assistants and one excellent practice coordinator.
Dr. Yankie continues to study the latest advances in dentistry and has become an accomplished, well-rounded cosmetic dentist. She is a certified specialist with Cerec, Invisalign, Diode Laser, and Arestin.All of these skills greatly enhance the practice in offering beautiful wellness and cosmetic procedures with a conscience.
Dr. Yankie is gentle, honest and very personable. She is an active member of her community and a great athlete. She passionately loves the art, craft and science of Dentistry — which is only surpassed by her love for her two wonderful sons! Her other skills and interests include Classical Voice, Physical Fitness (nutrition, horseback riding, biking, swimming, skiing), History, Science, and Travel.
Dr. Yankie is a member of the American, the Californian and Marin County Dental Associations and the American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics. She is the Chairperson for the Advisory Board of the College of Marin Dental Assistant Program, and stays in close contact with U.O.P., as a Board Member of the Alumni Association. She is also a committee member of the annual Kids in the Klinic, “Vino de Mayo” fundraiser which helps provide dental services to numerous under-privileged children throughout California.