DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Why She Was Nominated
Her professional integrity and constant inventiveness in finding new ways to treat her young patients. She manages her practices alongside Dr. Janine Trinidade.
Advice To Aspiring Dentists
“Find an outlet for managing your stress. Stress starts in dental school, follows you into residency and stays with you as you practice. There will always be something to be stressed out about — do not let it consume you.” Dr. Yandoli started bringing a yoga mat into the office to decompress at lunchtime, and she practices several times a week.
Something People Don't Know
Dr. Yandoli is quite the tap dancer — growing up, she wanted to be a Radio City Rockette — and between busy days in the dentist’s chair, she takes tap classes. In college, she had a job teaching dance to developmentally disabled adults, and her desire to be a pediatric dentist originated from that experience.