Forest Family Dentistry
Jonathan Yu, DDS:
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Forest Family Dentistry
Jonathan Yu, DDS
San Jose, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Jonathan Yu, DDS





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Glennon J. from Saint Petersburg, FL (Source: Yelp)


I came into the Silicon Valley for a short visit not knowing that I needed not one but two crowns. After a short first appointment with Dr. Yu I had my second appointment very soon after. Workup started at 2 pm and three hours later I walked out pain free with two new crowns and when I mean not only pain free but with a perfect fitting set of crowns, good to go. All staff were on spot for an excellent dental procedure. One week after flying back to Tampa,Fl all is still well. THANK YOU DR. YU and STAFF !

J A. from CA, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently moved to the area and found Dr. Yu via Opencare. I am so glad I found his practice. I have pretty bad dental anxiety and was very nervous for my first visit, as I knew I would have a lot of work to do. I also cried my first visit because I was so nervous. Dr. Yu and his staff were SO kind and understanding. Dr. Yu is very thorough and does quality work. I feel so fortunate I found this group. Also, Kaila is so incredibly kind, what a gem of a human being. We need more people like her in the world. Thank you!

Melanie H. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Yu is an exceptional Dentist! Spent all day in the dentist office getting a crown and some additional teeth work done. Dr. Yu and his staff always treat you like a VIP. Dr. Yu and Erika took exceptional care of me during my visit.  I left the dentist office completely satisfied with the results. I’m thrilled at Dr. Yu’s suggestions that allow me to have great looking healthy teeth. I would recommend Dr. Yu’s Dentist Office to anyone.

Christopher Hawn (Source: Google)


I’ve had many dentists over the years but Dr. Yu is the best. He came up with treatments and a plan that ultimately gave me with the best smile I’ve ever had, period. The best part is that he takes pictures and shows you exactly what’s going on with your teeth, then discusses what should be done, and provides a roadmap to get there. Amazing. Plus, he can make crowns right there in the office, so none of that temporary-crown-and-come-back-in-two-weeks nonsense. My highest recommendation.

Tess L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


This was my first visit to Forest Family Dentistry, so here are my main takeaways: *Everyone was so nice and welcoming here at this office! *Dr. Yu was very patient and took his time ensuring that all of my questions were answered, and that I was thoroughly informed of all the treatments I’d need or what teeth-care habits I’d need to adjust at home. *My teeth cleaning (I have not had one in about 8 years) was fairly comfortable and QUICK! I am someone who generally hates this part of a dentist visit, so that’s a HUGE plus for me. *The office itself was so nice looking and extremely clean and organized. *The very sweet receptionist (I suck for not remembering her name) was very helpful and informative in scheduling my next visits, as well as breaking down the costs for the treatments I will be receiving. And she’s the sweetest. Did I mention that!? So far I’m feeling very comfortable and happy with my choice to visit Forest Family Dentistry for my oral health.

Terry K. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went in for my semi-annual check up and cleaning yesterday June 23, and it was great. I wasn’t sure what to expect with the current Covid situation, but they were very thorough in their screening process and the office was re-modeled to provide a more safe environment.  I really felt safe. Everyone there is so helpful and friendly that it makes going to the dentist and enjoyable experience.

Cynthia T (Source: Google)


I’ve had tons of other dentists over the years, but Dr Yu and his staff (Jessica, Pauline, Auntie, etc) are the best! Dr Yu has a great bedside manner and looks at all dental procedures with a cosmetic eye. I recently had a root canal done at their office. I couldn’t feel anything and actually tried not to laugh during the procedure because something funny came on the TV. (Yes, there’s cable TVs in all the rooms that can be moved over the dental chair.) Their office also makes crowns for back teeth onsite!

Saroja Reddy (Source: Google)


Dr J.Yu is competent, knowledgeable. ,pleasant and gentle professional.He keeps patient with minimum discomfort with explanation about procedure and excellent bedside manners. Staff is caring with best customer and professional skills.I am a new patient and I am glad that I found them.Please keep up and maintain present care. Thank you.

Essence J. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve seen MANY dentists in my life only because we have moved around a lot. Dr. Yu is the most thorough out of all the dentists I’ve seen. Most other dentists just do their work and you’re done. Dr. Yu took the time to ask me what I wanted. I was looking for a periodontist for a long while because I needed to get a crown lengthening done. Dr. Yu not only does that, but he also specializes in cosmetic procedures. He performed a laser gum treatment on me, which is so much better than the traditional scalpel work. I healed faster from the laser treatment. Additionally, I’ve had regular fillings done and he is amazing. After he was done, he took the time to show me how my teeth improved and looked better. I highly recommend this office for your regular dental care and cosmetic needs!

Daniel G. from Santa Clara, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everyone here is super friendly and approachable so you feel very welcome from the moment you walk in. The doctor is very knowledgeable and is willing to take time to answer questions and make sure you’re comfortable with everything being worked on. The hygienists on staff are amazing too, so good at their jobs it’s honestly not a chore coming for cleanings and whatnot. Definitely recommend coming here for dental needs.

Jill Alter (Source: Google)


Dr.Yu and his staff are the best. Dr. Yu fixed my cracked tooth and explained the whole process and his staff gave me the estimate with a complete explanation. Teri his hygienist is Awesome and the front office is great too. Diego who is a intern was very nice. Great place to go to the dentist. Same day crowns !!

Anne N. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you to Dr. Yu and your staff for another excellent appointment. The Covid-19 precautious seriously deliver in great care that made me feel safe. I appreciate your services immensely. Dr. Yu’s care and attention to make sure I understand the dental work plan and steps that made me feel pleased. I am strongly recommend Dr. Yu and his office culture of excellent service and friendly place.

Jill K. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yu and his staff are excellent. I just went in for a cleaning with Anty and she did a great job and told me I was doing a great job with my teeth and gums.  Dr. Yu came in because I had a concern that after I had crowns put in I was having some teeth sensitivity and he told me to put some Sensodyne toothpaste in my retainer and put the retainer in for 30 minutes to help with sensitivity.   Great advice that is working.   I always recommend Dr. Yu to anyone looking for a great dentist!

Christopher H. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve had the chance to visit 4 dentists in the area over the last 6-7 years, plus a couple of dental surgeons. My wife recommended Dr. Yu. and after my first visit, I was happy I’d changed dentists again. After his review Dr. Yu laid out all my dental issues in understandable terms, showed me photographs of what he was talking about (close-up photos inside my own mouth) and gave me input as to their severity. We then worked out a long-term plan to deal with them. We started with something simple, which allowed him to get to know me (and my mouth) better. It sounds New Age-y but he had solid underlying reasons for this (he wanted to understand my healing rate, pain threshold, bone structure, how well I numb up, etc.) which marked him for a real professional. The procedure we started with was both preventative and cosmetic, and simple to do. No other dentist in the past 6-7 years recommended this solution; they just said “yeah – that’s just aging” and left it alone for me to live with (think: Old Dog Teeth). Well, Dr. Yu went for it. It took less than 30 minutes and didn’t require numbing, and now I’ve got Young Dog Teeth. Seriously, I smile a lot wider now. His office is state of the art: On closed-circuit TV you’ll get to see close-ups of your teeth and gums that you’ve never seen before. It’s kinda gross, but it’s also what’s in your mouth, so pay attention! He also has a machine that can build you a new crown in about 45-60 minutes. This is cool. My last crown at another dentist took 1 month to replace; that’s an entire month with a temporary crown, one month of chewing on only one side of my mouth. Here, Dr. Yu can have a new custom-fit, state of the art, super-high-strength ceramic crown on you in about 2 hours total. Ain’t high tech grand?! Finally, his staff. They are nice and caring, but not at all obsequious (which I loathe). There’s also a sense of humor here, unlike other offices. One thing I always pay attention to when visiting a new dentist is how well the dentist and their staff work together. At Dr. Yu’s office, it’s a well-oiled machine. Rarely does Dr. Yu even need to tell his assistant “(hand me) that tool” or “suction now” or anything like that. His assistants just know, already, what needs to happen. I appreciate that level of skill.

Joseph N. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yu has been my dentist for over 3 years. Every experience has been pleasant. He and his entire staff are phenomenal. The front staff make it a point to know their patients’ names and whatever personal background they divulge. Patients are never seen simply as a number. The dental hygienists are very knowledgeable and will guide you toward healthy dental habits. Dr. Yu’s work is meticulous and he develops a relationship with his patients. He will tell you in detail the problem areas and will give recommendations on fixes. He thoroughly explains the issue, provides multiple solution options, and includes you in all treatment plan decisions. The office is very clean and they use technologically advanced equipment. You will not regret having this team of dental professionals caring for you.

Amy L. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


Today was our first visit to our new dentist. Before choosing our new dentist we researched for months looking for the right fit. It felt so right after speaking with Jessica over the phone after scheduling our appointments. I could hear in her voice that she sincerely cared about the story I had shared about our past dentist. You would think she would try and hurry me off the phone because she has a lot of other work waiting for her but she didn’t. She listened and gave 120% customer service which is very difficult to find these days. When I shared this information with my wife she mentioned let’s see when we actually get there. Don’t always be so sold over the phone. Today was our visit. Jessica was exactly how I remembered her over the phone.  We filled our new patient paperwork and then introduced to Paleen Dr. Yu and Terri. When I met Terri I felt so comfortable. She was honestly a pro at what she had going on. I absolutely loved how sincere and honest she was. I definitely want Terri to work in my mouth next time. She’s gentle and listened to me when I told her I felt sensitivity. I was moved to another room so that Dr. Yu could then take a look. Dr. Yu was very thorough and kind. He was just as I read when doing research. I enjoy him giving me detail information about himself and his practice and my oral health. I also got the chance to meet Paleen. She was also a delight. She made me feel comfortable and just came in to introduce herself which was absolutely very professional. I was so very pleased with our visit today. What really topped it off was when we went back to see Jessica and all the billing information was broken down. It was very organized and made us see clear as to what we pay and what insurance covers. Wonderful place! Wonderful people!

Linda Means (Source: Google)


Dr. Yu is meticulous and an artisan in his work. He treats me with respect and values my opinion and does his best to meet every request and dental needs. He takes his time and every effort to realize perfection. I am very satisfied with my dental works. Thank you Dr. Yu, glad to have met you to do the job right this time for me. Been to see other dentist but not as skilled. Highly recommend!!

Rebecca Rasmussen (Source: Google)


Dr. Yu is absolutely wonderful! I have very sensitive teeth, and he is always so gentle and accommodating about that. He is also a very thorough dentist, who does excellent, meticulous work and takes the time to explain what he sees and why. His staff are wonderful as well–always kind and welcoming. My daughter and I both go to Dr. Yu, and I couldn’t recommend him more!

Linda M. from Monte Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m always happy and content with the team especially Dr. Yu. The service is very good all around. Dr. Yu is the best dentist I have met so far and I intend to stay. Except my recent experience- the scheduled appointment time was changed, and when I asked for clarification I did not get a response, but the front desk claims otherwise- hence I missed my appointment for a few minutes and has to be cancelled by the office. So then I reminded the front person that I received a notification via e-mail prior to this appointment that there’s a cancellation fee if the appointment is cancelled within 48 hours. So I have to wait and see if I get a penalty fee. Dr. Yu is an excellent dentist! (a 5)

Soeren W. from Monte Vista, CO (Source: Yelp)


The quality of service and dental care I receive here is consistently excellent. I feel like everyone, from the receptionists to Dr. Yu himself, genuinely cares about not only my oral health but also my general well being. They are receptive to my specific needs/concerns, and Dr. Yu is very straightforward and transparent when giving advice/recommendations, which I appreciate. After only a couple appointments, I am confident he is someone I can trust. I actually look forward to going to the dentist now!

Karina A. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


Earlier today I was disappointed given that I had received an invoice with charges dating back to August. While paying the invoice is no problem, I was frustrated that I was just finding out about the charges dating back 5 months and this was the first time hearing about it. While Kaila listened and was kind when I spoke to her, I still felt uneasy. Later, Dr. Yu called and wanted to hear my concerns. He is truly one of the best, he went out of his way to hear me out and understand where I was coming from. I’ve never had this kind of experience where my doctor reaches out to hear my concerns and genuinely ask how I was doing. I’ve always had exceptional service and always praise this office, while there was a hiccup along the way, I can say that Dr.Yu truly cares about his patients.

Haviland Hage (Source: Google)


I love my dentist! Dr. Jonathan Yu is very knowledgeable, but also very patient in his ability to explain his knowledge in a way that is understandable. He is very personable and kind and also very high tech and contemporary in his practice. Auntie, his dental hygienist, is also incredible – very gentle and thorough and she gets excited and is passionate about my dental health, which makes me feel good. Pauline and Jessica, the office admin, are both beautiful and very kind and helpful. They really work with my schedule for appointments which is super appreciated as a teacher! Wonderful practice!

Jim Cook (Source: Google)


Dr Yu and his staff are a very competent, knowledgeable and friendly. He explains the procedures he is performing and provides for alternative pathways for solving maladies he encounters with your teeth, if need be. I trust his decisions and follow the advice he has given and he comes through with compassion and care.

Hailey Q. from Lathrop, CA (Source: Yelp)


Adding another review because I just cant stop singing the praises for this amazing practice. I put off my dental care for so long due to past bad experiences, but Dr. Yu and his whole staff makes me EXCITED to keep coming back, knowing im going to be well taken care of. Kaila is so sweet and professional, they really have a one of a kind receptionist in her. Highly recommend Dr. Yu and his practice!

Natali C. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just started up with Dr. Yu after my long time dentist passed away. I spent over 30-years with Dr. Jerry Hiura and it was hard deciding who to go to. I found Dr. Yu on the Delta Dental website and loved that he is literally down the street from my home. Kaila is so sweet and funny and Dr. Yu is super nice. I was nervous to go to the dentist due to Covid, but felt comfortable once I was there. So far so good, I hope I can continue with Dr. Yu and won’t have to get another dentist for a long time.

Earlene C. from Hayes, San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


While eating dinner the other day the crown popped off on my front tooth. I must say I was very nervous to see a dentist during Covid. This was my first time going to a dentist in over four years. The office was clean. And I could see that Covid protocol was being practiced. After meeting Dr. Jonathan J Yu my nerves began to calm down. He is very friendly and professional. He explained my options after taking X-rays. He shared the pictures with me. And then asked for my input. I really liked that! Within an hour the repair was completed. I was really impressed with him making me feel comfortable. I must say, the visit was excellent! If you are apprehensive about visiting a dentist please go see Dr. Jonathan K Yu. You won’t regret it!

Emily R. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


As someone who suffers from extreme dental anxiety, due to past trauma, I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Yu and his staff. They really care about their patients and want them to have a positive experience in their office. Dr. Yu makes sure to explain the work that he is performing and really takes his time to ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure. I had a rather large cavity, that over the course of 2-3 visits we weren’t able to fill. Dr. Yu did everything he could to ensure that I was comfortable and we were finally able to fill the tooth yesterday! He truly cares about his patients, both on personal level and as a business. My dental anxiety is slowly shifting and I am beginning to equate the dentist with a positive experience, rather than a negative one, thanks to Dr. Yu and his staff.

Soeren Walls (Source: Google)


The quality of service and dental care I receive here is consistently excellent. I feel like everyone, from the receptionists to Dr. Yu himself, genuinely cares about not only my oral health but also my general well being. They are receptive to my specific needs/concerns, and Dr. Yu is very straightforward and transparent when giving advice/recommendations, which I appreciate. After only a couple appointments, I am confident he is someone I can trust. I actually look forward to going to the dentist now!

Maddie Bones (Source: Google)


My whole family has been going to Dr. Yu’s office for many years now and we couldn’t be more satisfied! Everyone here, from the front desk greeters to Dr. Yu himself, has made our visits so comfortable and easy. Not only do I feel like I’ve received some of the best of the best dental care, but the people here really invest in me as a person. Every 6 months I come in, they will ask about my life and bring up things that I may have mentioned at my last visit and I feel like they really care about me as a person, and not just a patient. I would recommend anyone to Dr. Yu’s team, they truly are special!

Anthony L. from Manteca, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Yu is the best he explains everything clearly the staff is very friendly and professional and on their Toes they had my insurance in line and approved before my appointment and they let you know with no surprises on cost the office is so clean you forget your at the dentist because it didn’t have that nasty dental smell thank you Dr Yu and staff looking forward to my next visit and I don’t like going to the dentist I strongly recommend you give Dr Yu a try on forest ave

Sophia D. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yu and his staff (Jessica, Pauline, Aún Thi) are absolutely the best dental team I have ever had. I take both my dental health and dental aesthetic very seriously, and Dr. Yu surpassed every standard I have. I came to Dr. Yu pregnant wanting to improve my smile, and Dr. Yu recommended Invisalign and lasering my gums (I’ve had a concern about my gummy smile for years, which I felt no dentist would ever take seriously). He addressed all of my concerns regarding procedures impacting my pregnancy, and now a year later I am absolutely loving my smile! Honestly, it’s like family over there; everyone is so kind and funny, and I’ve already referred them to all of my friends with excellent feedback from the ones who made the switch. Also, I feel like Dr. Yu is up to date with all the latest dental technology and will make sure that you use your insurance UP honey! Which is what it’s all about! A++++, wouldn’t want to go anywhere else!

Milee M. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Yu has been working on my teeth for over 10 years (I’ve followed him from place to place and now he has his own practice). He is genuinely caring, gentle, trustworthy and because I inherited naturally weak teeth (thanks mom!), I appreciate his meticulous nature. Besides the normal: extractions, working on my cavities, cleaning, etc, I’ve done extensive cosmetic dentistry with Dr Yu to fix my front chipped teeth from a childhood accident, laser whitening and the list goes on. I have gone to various dentists in my lifetime prior to deciding on Dr Yu as my dentist. Anyone with bad teeth know how much trouble they cause and having the right dentist is invaluable to me… He should have a ton of five star reviews here but he’s not one to self-promote, he just does great work and people like me can validate him fully. If you’re in the area and looking for a dentist, go meet him and his team – he recently took over the Forest Family Cosmetic Dentistry. I highly recommend him. 🙂

Susan Yoohs (Source: Google)


After Dr. Barr retired, I was introduced to his replacement Dr. Yu. I have never looked back. He is kind, considerate, skillful, and his exams are exceptional. He just placed my crowns on my implants located on front teeth #7, and #8. He took particular care in measuring my new crowns for the implants. The lab he uses is top notch. After carefully placing the crowns on my teeth, they feel better than my real teeth, and they look beautiful. The quality from beginning to end from removal of my teeth, to implants, and new crowns was excellent. Thank you Dr. Yu for your exceptional dental work.

Sebastiana L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been struggling to find a good dentist to come to since I’ve had such bad experiences from my last two locations, and I can honestly say I’ve never had such a smooth welcoming great experience with a dentist team like I have here. Prior to coming into the office for the first time, the doctor himself reached out to me asking how my problem area was feeling and what I can expect during our upcoming appointment. (crazy I know!) They managed to book me an appointment last minute and didn’t pressure me with the amount of work needed, (which I already was aware of) he instead suggested I take care of the most important tooth leading to my discomfort and carry on with the rest at my own pace. I ended up getting a cleaning and an extraction and treatment from an advanced infected tooth (which went amazing, no pain or horror at all). The entire time he made sure I was comfortable and okay and made very apparent that he cared. Thank you for restoring my confidence in coming to the dentist! I’m actually looking forward to our next appointment!!

John K. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


A couple of weeks ago, I suffered from a catastrophic structural failure of a molar. A big chunk under the old amalgam filling just broke off while eating a cracker. What a panicky feeling that produced! I remembered a friend recommending a dentist to another mutual friend, so I immediately sent him an email asking for contact information. He recommended Dr. Jonathan Yu. Close to my home, got great reviews on various opinion sites, and a glowing recommendation from a trusted friend. I called them early next morning, telling them I had a dental emergency and asking if they could possibly see me that day. Fortunately for me, they had a 10:30 AM availability. Let me state up front that I have had a strong aversion to Dentists all my life. Every visit with a Dentist in my past has been painful, and who wants to go back to something that they know will only cause them pain? (Okay, so you guys who are into tattoos may be looking at me askance right now. *chuckle*) So, it has been years since I’ve been to a Dentist. I am fortunate enough to have good genetics, so I have strong teeth with thick enamel. I’ve avoided most of the common dental issues until now. But I did have several cavities when I was a teenager, and they got filled with silver amalgam. Back in the day, we didn’t have much better that was affordable. Unfortunately, we now know that metal fillings are really bad for you. Not only do they have mercury in them which can leach out into your body, but they also expand and shrink at a different rate than the tooth does. Like water that seeps into a crack in stone and then freezes, metal fillings tend to cause teeth to crack and split. And that’s what brought me to that night’s structural failure. The staff at Dr. Yu’s office were all very friendly and folksy. They did not scold me for not seeing a dentist in a while (I was as prepared as I could be to endure such scolding, but didn’t have to be). They were very up front with transparency and their conservative approach. They fix what needs to be fixed, but don’t go in for doing more than what’s necessary for good oral health. And they talked about how dentistry has really changed even in the last five years, going digital and looking for less painful ways of addressing issues. Hey, that sounds good to me. That day I walked out with some putty protecting the exposed interior of the tooth and a date for a return visit. The return visit lasted nearly four hours, but in the end they were able to save the tooth, build it up and put a crown on it (they have a machine in the office that makes the crowns while you wait!). It wasn’t entirely painless, but so much less pain that I remember from seeing Dentists years ago. In fact, the next morning when I woke up, it took me a minute or two before I remembered that anything had happened. Today I went in for a “regular” checkup and a cleaning. Again, the people at the office were concerned about my comfort, and did what they could to lessen the pain. I will have to have more, deeper cleanings in the months ahead, and quite a few more fillings replaced over the next couple of years, but this time I think I will actually go through with them. Having people care about your comfort when doing intensive work like this makes a big difference. I will not hesitate to recommend Dr. Yu and his staff to all my friends.