Our Practice in Desert Hot Springs, California

Dr. Lau, Dentist, Family Dentistry in Desert Hot Springs, CA

Desert Hot Springs Dental is the longest-established dental group in Desert Hot Springs, California, serving the family dentistry needs of patients since 1986. Excellence is our sole goal in everything that we do, and we are true believers that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.

Meet the Staff


Dr. James Lau D.D.S.

Dr. Lau graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and continued his study in UCLA School of Dentistry. He received his D.D.S. and California license to practice Dentistry in 1977. In addition to his 30 years of professional experience in clinical practice, Dr. Lau taught removable prosthetic in UCLA School of Dentistry, was president of the San Gabriel Periodontal Study Group and is presently consultant for Delta Dental Insurance and California Medi-cal program. His professional affiliation includes the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Tri-county Dental Association.
Dr. Lau is an avid golfer. He hobby includes reading, travelling and charity work.

Michael Yu, Family Dentistry & Dental Care in Desert Hot Springs, California
Dr. Michael A. Yu, D.D.S.

Dr. Michael Yu finished dental school in 1981. In 1983, he studied public health at UCLA. In 1984, Dr. Yu started private practice. He first studied implants at Loma Linda in 1993. Since then, he has completed numerous comprehensive implant training programs internationally with advanced implant techniques. He has received the titles of Fellowship and Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Yu actively continues to pursue the latest techniques in dental implantology.

Dr. Yu maintains two private practices in Southern California. He has lectured in China on implant dentistry in addition to publishing several articles. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Tri-Country Dental Association, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologist.

Aside from dentistry, photography is one of his greatest passions. He enjoys traveling around the world capturing images to share with his loved ones.

 Contact us in Desert Hot Springs, California, at (760) 329-2191 to schedule an appointment.