Meet Dr. Yorek


Daryl Yorek, DDS, MS

I am a lucky person to love what I do every day. The combination of art and science that is modern orthodontics is intriguing, and I enjoy using my skills to help local families. A new smile often brings enhanced confidence, which can be life-changing. I enjoy helping my patients attain the smile of their dreams and sharing their JOY when they see the final results!

Education and Continuing Education

Prior to becoming an orthodontist, I attained my Bachelor Degree from University of St. Thomas in Houston, and attended Dental and Orthodontic school at The University of Texas Health Science Center, where I earned my DDS and MS degrees.

After more than 39 years in orthodontic practice, my passion for what I do is stronger than ever. In my profession, I learn something new every day, and enjoy being active in my continuing education. As a part of my studies, I am a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Association of Oral Myofunctional Therapy and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. I learn new proven methods and technologies so I can ensure my patients the highest quality treatment possible.

In the Practice

I have been blessed to be able to practice orthodontics since 1979. I enjoy serving the people and families of Tacoma and Vashon Island, and establishing meaningful relationships with my patients. It’s rewarding to create beautiful smiles that my patients are proud to show off! I help many patients feel better about themselves through their confidence in their smile, and that always makes my day.

Family Life

I am originally from Houston, TX, and have lived in Tacoma since 1995. My wife, Kelly, and I have four wonderful children as well as our dog Jackson (a wire fox terrier) who is our office mascot. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, travel, good food, kayaking, and playing golf.

I am also active in our community, and volunteer for the Pierce County Humane Society and Dogathon, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and other local and national organizations.