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Nil Yücel, DDS opened her own office in January 2002. Tracing the path that led her to dentistry, she recalls, “As a child I did lots of drawings. I had a thing for beauty and aesthetics. One day in a dentist’s chair, I admired the person working and thought, ‘I would be good as a dentist,’ and it just stuck with me.
Dr. Yücel, a native of Turkey, received her license in general dentistry from Aegean University in Izmir in 1993 and went directly to Holland where she had been an exchange student before. She did research at the Dental School of Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen, as well as treating patients.
In August 1994, Dr. Yücel decided to move to California; one of the best places to practice dentistry, and to be near her sisters who currently reside in California. Over the next two years she passed the California licensing exams, then went to UCSF for a two-year post-graduate residency in the AEGD program. There she had the opportunity to work with dental specialists and highly compromised patients. For a year she did research at UCSF in Preventative & Restorative Dental Science. Dr Yücel is an Assistant Adjunct Professor and has published a paper in Surface Sciences on imaging dental collagen fibrils using Atomic Force Microscopy.
"Besides doing beautiful, quality work, I do welcome and like open communication.Patients know I care about how they feel that I want to help them move beyond their fear of dentistry. Almost all my patients end up falling asleep, without nitrous, during their treatment.”
Outside the office, Dr. Yücel enjoys oil painting, and travel. She’s married and has a beautiful daughter, Ela and a son Jonas.