Our team is dedicated to providing the best for our patients. Every team member strives to make your experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible.The team at Dental FX has advanced post graduate training at the following institutes: LVI (Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies), and Invisalign. We also have a board certified anesthesiologist and oral surgeon on staff for your convenience.
Dr. Judy Yu
Dr. Judy Yu is an artist with a passion for perfecting smiles, in turn boosting one’s confidence. She is a true advocate of education. Dr. Yu is always striving to educate herself and her staff in our ever-changing field.
Dr. Yu attended the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she received her D.M.D and was honored in the Temple University Gallery of Success. Her undergraduate degree, a B.A. in Chemistry, was attained at Goucher College, in Towson, Maryland where she was a Dean’s Scholar. She completed her Executive M.B.A. at Loyola University, in Timonium, Maryland.
Dr. Yu is currently a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA), the Academy of General Dentists (AGD), the Maryland Academy of General Dentists. She served as the Public Information Officer on the board of the Maryland Academy of General Dentists (MAGD). Dr. Yu is certified in Forensic Dentistry through the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology at Walter Reed Medical Center and has served on the Maryland State Committee for Oral Cancer Awareness. Dr. Yu currently serves on The Anne Arundel County Oral Task Force aiming to increase the access to care for the adult population.
Dr. Yu is committed to the overall health of her patients. She works with her team to educate patients about the importance of oral care and how the pathology in the oral cavity is directly linked to ones general health, including periodontal disease and its relationship with heart disease.
A humanitarian at heart, Dr. Yu co-founded Junior Fellowship of Christian Athletes, JFCA. She truly enjoys giving back to the community. She is the Chairperson for the Northern Anne Arundel County Health/Wellness Committee and is involved with the Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition to”Make Health Happen”. You will often find Dr. Yu volunteering for Missions of Mercy donating dental services to the public or volunteering at her church cooking for Heaven’s Kitchen.
Dawn Welsh, COO, Director of Practice Operations
Dawn has been with Dental FX since its conception fifteen years ago. She is the office administrator as well as the financial and insurance wizard. She uses her certification in accounting to assist patients in understanding the financial aspect of their treatment. She can help maximize insurance benefits to obtain optimal dental health. She is able to put the most financially tense patient at ease by preparing a financial plan that will fit their budget.
You may also see Dawn performing tasks in the clinicial area as well. She has been certified in oral radiography since 7/2002 and is a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) of Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry and Invislign; she is a member of AADOM (American Assocition of Dental Office Mamangement)
Her years of running and maintaining a business have easily transformed her into a dental office administrator. Her warm and friendly personality in patient relationship will keep you coming back. “We strive to make every patient as comfortable as possible and feel like family members. A lot of people don’t like going to the dentist. Our patient’s can’t wait until their next appointment. I love the continuing education that is offered at Dental FX. I feel it helps me to educate patients in these changing times. Be it dental insurance, new procedures or medical / health issues, my team and I will be ready to answer any questions a patient may have. Over 15 years later, I still don’t call it work, I call it a pleasure.”
Danielle Praley, RDH, Hygiene Coordinator
Danielle has been in the dental field for 16 years and with Dental FX since September 2005. She started her career in an orthodontic practice as an orthodontic assistant. It was there that she learned how much she enjoyed working with people one-on-one and how rewarding it was to see a patient’s smile take shape. In 2000, she moved onto working for a general/ orthodontic practice in Annapolis, MD, where she was trained to be a dental assistant, and eventually became part of their management team as the clinical coordinator.
Danielle began her education for dental hygiene in the fall of 2000 at Baltimore City Community College. She graduated in May, 2005 with honors and as SADHA class president. Her certifications include orthodontic assisting, radiology, Zoom Whitening, OSHA, and expanded function dental assisting.
She feels very happy to be a part of an amazing dental practice and to be a part of the team that has become a second family. She enjoys working at such a patient-oriented practice that has given her the chance to both practice dental hygiene and to be a part of a state-of-the-art practice. Through her time with the practice, she has learned to be multifunctional and can help in any area of the practice, from front desk to dental assisting.
Through recent education she is certified in Invisalign and Lumineers. Her goal is to educate patients and make them aware of their dental needs, as well as making them feel as comfortable as possible and encourage their participation in treatment decisions.
Kim B., CDA
Kim brings 12 years of dental assisting to the practice and has been with the team at Dental FX for two years. Her favorite part of dental assisting is meeting new people and helping them achieve the smile that makes them smile.
Kim has a passion for teaching children’s Bible classes at her church, where she met her husband of 17 years. In her free time Kim enjoys going to NASCAR races, RVing, fishing and metal detecting to discover lost Civil War artifacts.
Courtney W., Sterilization Technician/Patient Coordinator
Courtney joined the Dental FX team in September 2015 as a receptionist. She enjoys the interaction with the patients while gaining knowledge in the dental field. Courtney is often seen at networking events representing the practice and the NAACCC Health Wellness Committee.
She is currently a student at CCBC, taking prerequisites to become a Dental Hygienist. She appreciates her experience working with the friendly staff at Dental FX. as well as the patients, while she peruses her career in dental hygiene.