Bee Lay Yang, DDS

Meet Dr. Yang

dr bee lay yangDr. Bee Yang grew up in Hickory and is a graduate of East Burke High School. While in high school, he focused his time on academics and worked part time to help his parents. He continued his education at UNC-Charlotte but eventually returned home to marry his high school sweetheart and completed his undergraduate studies at Lenoir Rhyne College (now a University). While at LRU, he double majored in Biology and Chemistry. After graduating, he took some time off schooling to focus on his family and taught math and science at Maiden High School.

Although he enjoyed teaching, from an early age his heart was set on becoming a dentist. Despite the odds against him, younger siblings to care for, a terminally ill mother, a wife, a two-year-old son, another baby on the way, and no means of making ends meet, he persevered. The following year, fall of 1999, he was accepted to UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry on a full scholarship.

After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Dr. Yang resided in the Raleigh area for two years and worked for a dental group practice.  In 2005, Dr. Yang, his wife, and three sons returned home to Hickory where he purchased the existing property, remodeled, and opened the doors to provide dental care to the community.

Dr. Yang continues his education through his membership with the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society.

When Dr. Yang is not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, helping his wife tend to her flower garden, and attending various community programs.

Photo credit: Susan Hang