While attending Mahanoy Area High School, located in the heart of southeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Kenneth (Ken) Yost’s passion for dentistry was ignited.
Thanks to the many cases that his own dentist afforded him to observe at the time, Dr. Yost learned that the field encompassed art, creativity, science and construction — all areas in which he held great interest. As an undergraduate at Albright College in the 1980s, he became fascinated by all things science. Penchant in botany and anatomy, Dr. Yost served as a student teacher in these subjects and worked in the college’s greenhouse. After graduating magna cum laude from Albright in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in biology, he attended the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. During his time at the Ivy League institution, he worked as a cardiac laboratory technician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and as a student teacher in histology, anatomy and physiology. In 1988, Dr. Yost graduated from Penn in the top 10% of his class and won numerous awards in prosthetic dentistry. Following dental school, Dr. Yost entered a general practice residency at the Medical College of Philadelphia, where he received valuable training in hospital-based dentistry and discovered the field of implant dentistry. During his residency he worked with many well-respected surgeons and was introduced to all types of surgical cases, from trauma to oral surgery. To continue excelling and blazing new trails in dentistry, Dr. Yost completes over 150 hours of continuing education each year, primarily through the Spear Institute Education program — one of the most respected advanced education programs in the country. With dentists mandated to take only 25 hours of continued studies, heightened learning is his passion and commitment to his patients. Dr. Yost is a member of the American Dental Association® and the Delaware State Dental Society. He also participates in two study groups, one of which is Spear. As a nationally renowned expert in the fields of cosmetic, restorative and reconstructive dentistry, Dr. Yost lectures at conferences, sharing his experience and skill with other dental professionals. He is also resolved to delivering superior patient care by combining new technologies and techniques with traditional treatments to provide the highest quality of dental care possible. Dr. Yost is married to his wife, Patti, and has three children: Kerry, Bryan and Sasha. When he has time, he enjoys hobbies such as carpentry (he has his own workshop), landscaping, astronomy and fishing. He credits his father, a general contractor with whom he worked from the age of 14, for a strong work ethic and sense of perfectionism. He is well trained in all the building trades and has completely renovated two houses in the past 10 years.
ADVANCED DENTAL ARTISTRY
1407 Foulk Rd., #202, Wilmington, DE 19803
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