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YOODONG MOON, D.D.S.

Dr. Yoodong Moon was born in a small rural town in South Korea. Since he was young, he loved to explore and traveled many countries. He also studied abroad in Australia and Japan. Then he moved to Maryland, where he began his career at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. Following dental school, Dr. Moon moved to Anchorage, Alaska, and practiced full time as a general dentist for several years, thus gaining a broad experience in all fields of dentistry. When his daughter was born, he and his family moved to Palatine, IL, to be near his wife’s family. Dr. Moon remains updated on all the latest dental advancements by continuing to attend educational courses and seminars. He also diligently reads professional journals and publications in all areas of dentistry. He has completed a leading implant course, Implant MaxiCourses at Loma Linda University, Endodontic courses at DELendo with Dr. Buchanan, and many others. He devotes many days to continuing dental education courses, well above the requirements of Illinois law. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Moon and wife, Yun, have a lovely daughter named Adelyn. Dr. Moon enjoys playing golf, soccer, and table tennis and loves spending time with his daughter.


JIM BECKER
Office Manager & Treatment Plan Coordinator

Jim, our office manager and treatment plan coordinator, brings over 10 years of experience in the dental field. He is always ready to help patients and our staff with whatever they need. Jim has a great personality and enjoys getting to know our patients. In his free time, Jim likes watching baseball, football, and taking his 2 golden retrievers on walks with his wife and his son.


LENA KOZAK
Clinic Assistant

Lena is one of our dental assistants. She came from Russia with her family in 1990. In 1992, she finished Illinois School for Health Careers and became a dental assistant. Since then, she has continued to work in the dental field. She likes to help people to have gorgeous smiles. Lena lives in Arlington Heights and enjoys to spend time with her great family.


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DIANA HERNANDEZ 
Clinic Assistant

Diana has been in the dental field for over 3 years. She began working in the front desk answering phone and making appointments. She then wanted to expand her knowledge in dentistry and began to train as a dental assistant. She joined our office in September of 2017 as a dental clinic assistant. She started at our office with the little basic knowledge but she picked up the speed and skills very quickly. Diana enjoys helping patients achieve their perfect smile. Outside of the office, Diana likes to go to the gym. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


JEEYOUNG SHIM 
Front Desk Coordinator

Jee oversees the front desk administrative duties in the office and ensures that office is operating smoothly. She manages scheduling the patients and picking up phone calls as well. She is fluent in Korean and English. She is always eager to learn new things and is ready to help patients with what they need. In her free time, she enjoys watching sports and playing video games with her son. She would love to travel the world someday with her family.