Our Approach

Tucson Dentist, Dr. John Yu enjoys bringing smiles to faces by using a minimally invasive, conservative approach. During each visit, we prioritize your health and your comfort through a fantastic blend of pampering and progress. Each patient we see is unique, with individual needs and goals. Therefore, we don’t follow a “one-size-fits-all” model. Rather, we get to know you as a person and modify each treatment to match your personality. We go the extra mile to make your visit all about you!

Meet Our Dentist

John Yu, DDS in Oro Valley

John Yu, DDS

Dr. John Yu practices comprehensive cosmetic, implant, and family dentistry. He takes pride in treating his patients like his own family, keeping their smiles healthy and beautiful. The level of personalized care and attention to detail that Dr. Yu provides is truly exceptional.

Dr. Yu graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 2003 and then his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2007. Since graduation, he has devoted extensive hours to continuing education, and his interests include smile design, CAD/CAM dentistry, full-mouth reconstruction, implants, 3D integration, and sleep apnea. Dr. Yu is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, Southern Arizona Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and Spear Study Club.

By getting to know his patients one on one, he forms trusting relationships built on respect and understanding. In addition, he enjoys developing personalized treatment plans best suited for each patient. Utilizing progressive methods, cutting-edge technology, and a gentle approach, Dr. Yu combines the perfect blend of aesthetic artistry and clinical excellence. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Yu enjoys spending time with the love of his life, Jane, and their four children: Elijah, Elora, Josiah, and Isaiah.

Jana Long, DMD

Dr. Jana Long is a dedicated member of the SmileMore Dental team, bringing a wealth of experience and a passion for patient care to our practice. Born and raised in the captivating landscapes of Washington state, her journey in dentistry began during her formative years, as she spent summers working in a family friend’s dental office.

Driven by her love for dentistry, Dr. Long graduated with honors in Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University. This began her commitment to improving oral health and nurturing patient connections. Her journey continued as she pursued her dream of becoming a dentist, achieving honors upon graduating from the Oregon Health Science University.

With an illustrious 18-year private practice tenure in Northern Arizona, Dr. Long has honed her skills and deepened her dedication to patient well-being. Her true reward lies in delivering comprehensive and compassionate care, always placing the patient’s best interests at the forefront.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Dr. Long finds solace in the great outdoors. She embraces an active lifestyle, whether hiking, kayaking, or practicing yoga. Her love for ocean-side getaways, cooking, and reading reflects her vibrant and multifaceted personality.

Meet the SmileMore Dental Team

Your satisfaction is our goal as we strive to provide exceptional patient care. Our fun and compassionate team makes your visit more convenient by offering early opening times and emergency
appointments when needed.

Your Hygiene and Clinical Team

Karla Athey, Hygienist at SmileMore Dental



Brenda Frisbie, Hygienist at SmileMore Dental



Tacia, Hygienist at SmileMore Dental



Michelle Ferenga, Dental Assistant at SmileMore Dental


Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Your Admin Team

Renee Ulrickson, Office Manager at SmileMore Dental


Office Manager

Maranda Ford, Treatment Coordinator at SmileMore Dental


Treatment Coordinator

Traci, Front Desk Employee at SmileMore Dental


Front Desk

Office Tour

Our modern dental practice embraces innovation and new technologies. Explore our treatment rooms virtually before your first dental appointment.

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    Diana Ober

    I've been coming here for 15 years! I love how kind and genuine everyone is! The dentists and hygienists are... read more

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    Emily Orozco

    I’m on in years, this is the best dentist I have used over my lifetime, ( I have used many).... read more

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    William Bull

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    Claudia Castaneda

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