At Yost Pediatric Dentistry we are dedicated to quality and compassionate dental care for children. We strive to prevent cavities starting in infancy and continually implement age-appropriate preventative strategies. We believe in building relationships with our patients that will foster good oral health for a lifetime. We aim to alleviate anxiety and help children over-come fears of the dentist. Every child is important to us.
Michael Yost, DDS
Dr. Michael Yost is a native of the San Antonio area. He graduated with cum laude honors from Texas A&M University, then graduated with summa cum laude honors from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Dentistry in 2006. “Dr. Mike” completed his residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Dentistry in 2008 before joining his father at Yost Pediatric Dentistry.
He is a board certified pediatric dentist, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, San Antonio District Dental Society and the San Antonio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
When not at the office “Dr. Mike” stays active running, biking, swimming and occasionally competes in triathlons. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters at the lake, in the mountains or any other interesting destination. He is also a passionate Aggie fan.
Clyde Yost, DDS
Dr. Clyde Yost has been practicing pediatric dentistry in San Antonio for over 30 years. He attended Texas A&I University before attending dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. After graduating he went on to complete a residency in pediatric dentistry at UTHSCSA. In 1981 Dr. Yost opened his practice on San Antonio’s Southside and has been treating children in the San Antonio area ever since.
He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, San Antonio District Dental Society and the San Antonio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Yost has been married for 31 years to his wife Bette and has two sons, Mike and Greg. He enjoys snow skiing, water skiing and spending time with his grandkids.
Lina M. Cardenas, DDS, MS, PhD
Dr. Lina Cardenas is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist. She graduated first in her dental class obtaining a Doctorate in Dental Surgery at CES University in Colombia. She practiced 3 years as a general dentist. Her love for treating children, and the special connection that the little ones had with Dr. Cardenas, encouraged her to become a pediatric dentist. She traveled to Nagasaki University and received a combined degree in Pediatric Dentistry with a PhD in Dental Science. Following that, she completed a combined three-year specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry/Master of Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the most respected programs in the United States.
She obtained her second dental degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Cardenas was a full-time faculty member at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and also Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health at the University of Tennessee. She always kept along a busy clinical practice. Currently, she holds an adjunct faculty position at UT and helps with pediatric resident’s education.
Dr. Cardenas enjoys the opportunities to serve the community. She gives presentations to health professionals, as well as lectures and presentations nationally and internationally to her fellow colleagues. She serves the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and has previously served the Hispanic Dental Association and other dental organizations.
Dr. Cardenas has practiced dentistry for 25 years and truly enjoys her interactions with patients, parents and the community at large. She looks forward to the opportunity to be a positive influence in the lives of our patients by providing them the highest standard of care and a beautiful smile!
When not working as a dentist, Dr. Cardenas enjoys learning languages, traveling and spending time with her family.