About Dr. Young
Dr. Sean Young was raised in Salt Lake City, UT. Pursing a career in dentistry was an easy choice for Dr. Young because of his combined interested in science, health care, and helping other people. He knew that dental school was just the first step in his career because he wanted to do more for patients than he was able as a dentist. He wanted to be able to provide patients with more immediate results, which sparked his interest in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Young finds being an oral and maxillofacial surgeon extremely rewarding. He loves being able to get to know people in the community and helping them change their life — sometimes in a big way. Dr. Young understands better than anyone that your smile can affect the way you live your life, and he is proud to help patients restore their teeth and regain their confidence and their liveliness. He wants all of his patients to know that he strives to treat them as if they are a member of his own family.
He attended the University of Utah, majoring in Materials Science and engineering. He then moved with his wife, Marissa, to Los Angeles, where he attended the UCLA School of Dentistry. He was the recipient of numerous academic scholarships and graduated with honors, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2008. Following dental school, Dr. Young knew he wanted to continue his training so that he could provide his patients with the best care. He chose to move to Nashville to earn his MD from Vanderbilt University while completing his residency training.
Dr. Young completed his residency in 2014 at Vanderbilt University. During his training, Dr. Young has presented clinical research at national and international meetings and has two articles published in peer-reviewed journals. He also co-authored a chapter on alveolar cleft repair in Complete Cleft Care, which was published in 2014 by Thieme Medical Publishers.
After finishing his schooling and his training, Dr. Young wanted to find a way to ensure his patients really were getting the best possible care, so he chose to pursue his board certification. As a surgeon certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Young is held to a higher standard of care. He was required to complete an intensive, multi-part exam, which tested his knowledge of the practices of the oral and maxillofacial specialty. To uphold his board certification, Dr. Young must continue to exemplify his knowledge and skills.
Dr. Young and his wife have three children and are happy to call Nashville home. He enjoys playing sports, cooking, and spending time with his family.