Dr. Yap

Dr. Lauren Yap, DMD MPH

Dr. Lauren Yap joined Thakkar Dental in 2023 as our pediatric dentist.  Dr. Yap embodies the philosophy of care this practice has curated.

Dr. Yap understands the unique needs of young smiles and is dedicated to providing gentle and compassionate dental care for children of all ages.   She is passionate about creating a warm and welcoming environment to ensure your child’s dental visit is a positive and enjoyable experience, all while to promoting healthy smiles for a lifetime.

Dr. Yap is a clinical associate in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Division of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.   After receiving her DMD, MPH from Temple University-Kornberg School of Dentistry and Temple College of Public Health, Dr. Yap moved to Hawaii to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate with NYU-Langone and then received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Geisinger Medical Center.


She has won numerous academic and leadership awards. list of any….

Awards and Scholarships and memberships:

  • ADA Henry Schein Cares Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society- Kappa Kappa Chapter