Marquis Top Doctors

Dr. Grace Yum

Title: Founder, Author, Podcaster, and Speaker
Company: Mommy Dentists in Business
Location: Newport Coast, California, United States

Dr. Grace Yum, founder, author, podcaster and speaker at Mommy Dentists in Business, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pediatric dentistry.

With over two decades of experience, Dr. Yum has carved out a distinguished career in pediatric dentistry. As the founder, author, podcaster, and speaker for Mommy Dentists in Business since 2017, she leads a group of 10,400 members who balance their profession with motherhood. She oversees the Mommy Dentists in Business chapters in the United States and Canada, providing emotional support, continuing education, and events to keep their licenses up to date.

Mommy Dentists in Business also offers podcasts and webinars, with members enjoying discounts from manufacturers and distributors when ordering collectively. Depending on their stage of motherhood, members share advice, help, and encouragement. The primary message of the group is to never give up and to keep women at the forefront of dentistry.

Dr. Yum is also the founder of Yummy Dental and Orthodontics for Kids, Yummy Dental Ltd., established in 2009. Her expertise and dedication have made significant impacts on both her practice and the broader dental community. She is the author of “Mommy Dentists In Business: Juggling Family and Life While Running a Business,” sharing insights and advice for balancing personal and professional life.

Laying a solid foundation for her future success, Dr. Yum pursued an education at Northwestern University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and media studies in 2005. She continued her academic efforts at the University of Maryland, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Following these accomplishments, she completed her certification as a pediatric dentist. In addition to her primary vocation, she has maintained her involvement with the American Dental Association and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. She also served as a guest board member of the California Dental Association. 

In light of her impressive undertakings, Dr. Yum was recognized nationally on NBC’s TODAY Show and has been a repeat guest on NBC Chicago. She has also been featured on the cover of Best Dental Magazine and Dentistry Today, and has been highlighted in Parents Magazine, Parenting Magazine, and Chicago Parent Magazine. She was also presented with the Best Dental Podcast award from 2021 to 2023 and received the Largest Niche Online Dental Community for Moms Award. 

During college, Dr. Yum’s family dentist encouraged her to explore dentistry, leading her to become a dental assistant. Working with children, particularly those with special needs, inspired her to specialize in pediatric dentistry. She opened two dental practices focused on pediatrics and orthodontics. Starting from the bottom as an apprentice, she worked in various roles such as front desk, insurance, and sterilization. After four years as an associate, she achieved her goal of starting her own practice. This experience was crucial for running her business successfully.

Dr. Yum’s most significant career highlight is mentoring women through school, with seven of her mentees becoming hygienists. She emphasizes the importance of maintaining perspective for aspiring professionals. When times get difficult, remember you’re working in the best interest of the patient. Don’t take things too personally, as dentists often struggle with perfectionism. Especially when working with children, perfection is not always achievable.

Dr. Yum attributes her success to a few important values: authenticity, integrity, building trust, and living by the golden rule of treating others how you want to be treated. She believes that the community she has built with patients, who are like family to her, is crucial to her success. Looking ahead, she plans to write a new book and expand Mommy Dentists in Business globally. She intends to develop online systems for Mommy Dentists to grow their businesses, including YouTube video content. Her ultimate aim is to cater to diverse age groups by addressing their specific needs and providing relevant resources.

For more information, please visit:

Mommy Dentists in Business 

Amazon Books – Mommy Dentists in Business: Juggling Family and Life; Advice to My Younger Self

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