Meet Our Doctors
Dannie S. Yu MS, DDS Principal Dentist
Dr. Yu grew up here in Houston and graduated from Alief Hastings H.S. Afterwards he chose to expand his horizons and received his BA in the History of Art from the University of Michigan, followed by a Masters in Human Physiology at Georgetown University then ultimately his DDS from the University of Michigan again. Dr. Yu is credentialed by International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Also as a published biochemistry researcher, Dr. Yu brings many years of scientific training and expertise with his unique artistic background to the benefit of Avalon Dental’s patient family.
After his training, Dr. Yu returned to Houston and settled down to raise his family and start his dental practice in Sugar Land. Relying on his faith and professional ethics, he decided to bring his vision of a dental practice that provides the most advanced and proven dental care with the trust and relationships of the small town neighborhood dentist to his community. Over the years, Dr. Yu and Avalon Dental has provided this comprehensive and compassionate care to thousands of loyal neighbors and friends that comprise our patient family.
When not caring for and sharing a laugh with his patients, Dr. Yu can be found around town trying out new and tasty restaurants and spending time traveling with his family or chanting “Go Blue!” while watching his Michigan Wolverines play.
Shinoy Abraham, DMD Dentist
Dr. Shinoy Abraham was born and raised in Houston, TX. During his undergraduate studies at Houston Baptist University, he was also a dental assistant for Healthcare for the Homeless Houston. This clinic catered to the underserved community in Downtown Houston. It was there he felt his calling was to serve others through the field of dentistry.
After completing undergrad, he felt it was time to see life outside the city. This took him to Utah, where he attended Roseman University College of Dental Medicine to achieve his goal of becoming a dentist. Hiking and skiing became his new hobbies. In addition to enjoying the great outdoors, he was also able to work in the underserved populations in local community health clinics throughout Utah as well as an Indian Health Service clinic in Wewoka, Oklahoma.
Dr. Abraham strives to be a lifelong learner through continuing education courses in all facets of dentistry. His current focuses are cosmetic and implant dentistry. His goal as a dental provider is to create trustworthy relationships through patient education and to exceed his patient’s expectation and experience.
Dr. Abraham is Invisalign certified and also a member of several professional dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Houston Dental Society.
When not practicing dentistry, he loves spending time with his wife, Christy. They enjoy traveling, exploring the Houston food scene, and cheering on all the Houston sports teams.
Michel Azer, DDS Periodontist
Dr. Michel Azer completed his training at Boston University in Periodontology and Advanced Dental Implant Surgery. He then remained in academia and was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor for the Post-Doctoral Periodontal program to become the youngest faculty in his department. He then moved to Houston which is now home for him and his family. He specializes in cosmetic implant dentistry, full mouth reconstruction surgeries and treatment of gum disease.
Apart from his outstanding clinical skills, Dr. Azer also lectures nationally and internationally with a focus on esthetic dentistry. He currently holds a core faculty position in the dental implantology diploma for the Australasian College of Dental Practitioners. As a chief resident in Boston University, his research on periodontal disease and diabetes was awarded the Richard Stallard Award and was a nationwide finalist for the prestigious Balint Orban Award.
Dr. Azer is a board certified periodontist and dental implant specialist. He is also a member of Great Houston Dental Society, Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association board, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.