DR AUDREY YOON
(11th SARC 2021 Faculty)
Adjunct Assistant Professor / Collaborating Orthodontist
Department of Orthodontics / Paediatric Dentistry / Sleep Medicine
University of Pacific / UCLA / Stanford
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Dr. Yoon completed her orthodontic and pediatric dentistry residencies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She also earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science degree, completing extensive research in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) at UCLA. Upon completion of her dual specialty degrees, Dr. Yoon was invited to join UCLA’s School of Dentistry as a Clinical Faculty. She is also an honorary assistant professor of Orthodontics at the University of Hong Kong, an adjunct assistant professor in Orthodontics at University of Pacific and an adjust faculty at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is also a co-director of Pediatric Dental Sleep Mini-residency program at Tufts University.
Dr. Yoon is a collaborative team member at Stanford Medical Center in the sleep apnea research. She has worked on a pioneering technique, performing maxillary distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of OSA and has co-authored chapters on this subject in several leading textbooks. She has created an interdisciplinary rotation program between Stanford Sleep Surgery and the University of Pacific Orthodontic Residency Program to teach the importance of airway to future orthodontists. Currently her active areas of research include craniofacial growth modification, surgery-first approach of maxillomandibular advancement surgery technique, and the genomic study to identify genetic anatomical factors relating to OSA.