Dr. Yu Pan

"My greatest joy, as an orthodontist, is seeing a patient’s excitement when their new smile is unveiled. Their self-confidence, the way in which they interact with others, and the beauty of their smile, are my greatest rewards. I believe orthodontic care is the best gift a person can give themselves or their child. I would love to help you attain a beautiful, confident smile, one which will change your life."  Dr. Yu Pan


Education and Continuing Education

  • BMS, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute, University of South Florida
  • Three year post-doctoral Fellowship, Department of Medicine, University of Florida
  • D.D.S., with distinction, University of Minnesota
  • Specialty training in Orthodontics, University of Minnesota
  • Diplomat, American Board of Orthodontics

I am active in many study clubs, including Pankey Learning Group, Spear Study Club and Twin Cities periodontal study club, in which dental specialists come together to learn and discuss treatment in a multidisciplinary approach.  Our patients have directly benefited from this level of communication and collaboration, so they finish each step in confidence that the best result has been achieved.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Minnesota Association of Orthodontists
  • College of Diplomates, American Board of Orthodontics
  • Spear Study Club
  • The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education
  • Platiunum Invisalign Provider

Away from Work

I grew up about 6,000 miles from here, in Beijing, China. It was education that brought me to the States. It was love of this country that made me stay. Out of the places I have lived in, twin cities are the ones I chose to have a family in.

I live in Edina with my husband and our five-year old daughter, Cindy. Adopted from the warm part of China, Cindy became a true penguin when she came to Minnesota. She is never cold!

When I am not caring for my patients, I love traveling globally and locally. We enjoy visiting the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, taking a stroll along Summit Avenue and Lake Calhoun and going to the zoos. I also enjoy silly dancing and singing with my daughter.

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Meet Dr. Pan

Pan Orthodontics Philosophy

To treat our patients as our families and to treat others as how we want to be treated. From your first phone call to the moment your new smile is born, everything in our office is set up to ensure an excellent experience with us. We will always listen to you and improve with your suggestions.

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Our Commitment to You

We will continue to keep up with the ever growing digital technologies to improve your orthodontic experience. We also commit to always help you find the most convenient time for your visit with us.