Dr. Yao received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology at the University of Calgary and his Doctor of Medical Dentistry Degree from the University of Manitoba. He then received his commission to serve with the Canadian military for nine years where he attained the rank of Captain and practiced dentistry at the military base in Toronto. Dr. Yao is a married father to three children, a son named Braden and two daughters named Charlize and Dehati. In his free to, Dr. Yao likes to spend time with his family, dancing, travelling, and playing sports. He is also an avid Calgary Flames fan.