Meet The Doctors

Dr. Michelle Xiaoyan Chen

I received my DDS degree in 1999 from the University of the Pacific (UOP), School of Dentistry, San Francisco. I have been practicing in the East Bay Area for over 16 years. After my graduation, I also served as a part-time faculty member teaching at UPO for 2 years. I received a Master of Science in Oral Biology in 1992 from Medical College of Georgia, with several scientific articles published  in the field of fluoride metabolism and dental health. Before that, I obtained a dental degree from Nanjing Medical University, China, in 1987, and practiced at the University Dental Hospital for 2 years. I am a member of the American Dental Association (ADA). After all these years of rich experience in practice, teaching and research, I am proud to say that dentistry has come a long way for me and I am happy to be of service to my patients who are seeking quality dental treatment.

Dr. Yu-Ching Lai, DDS, MS

Yu-Ching Lai, DDS, MS

Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dr. Lai received Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry where she was inducted in the Omicro Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society. She completed her orthodontic specialty training at University of Rochester, New York and earned her certificate in Orthodontics. A native Taiwanese, Dr. Lai practiced general dentistry in Taipei before pursuing her advanced orthodontic education in the United States. Dr. Lai was also sponsored by William H. Bowen International Scholarship for her Master degree in Dental Science at University of Rochester. She published two papers in academic journals during her study in the master program.

Before joining Albany Bay Dental, Dr. Lai worked in multiple dental groups around the Bay Area to treat orthodontic patients, including children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Lai regularly attends continuing education to keep current with latest advances in orthodontic treatment and technology. Dr. Lai is also an Invisalign provider.

Dr. Lai sincerely cares every patient’s specific orthodontic needs and caters individual’s treatment plan. Dr. Lai recognizes that orthodontic treatment is not only help build a beautiful smile but also enhance the well-being of individuals. Dr. Lai strives to deliver excellent quality of care and treatment results to each patient.


- Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, University of Rochester, NY

- Master degree in Dental Science, University of Rochester, NY

- Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry

- Doctor of Dental Surgery, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Professional membership:

- American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)

- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

- California Association of Orthodontists (CAO)

- American Dental Association (ADA)

- California Dental Association (CDA)