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Dr. Yoodong Moon

Dr. Moon is a highly skilled dentist with years of experience from all over the world. The moment you meet Dr. Moon, you’ll be reassured by his friendliness, technical precision, and gentle chairside manner, all making him the preferred dentist in Palatine.

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Dr. Yoodong Moon

Dr. Yoodong Moon was born in a small rural town in South Korea. Since he was young, he loved to explore and traveled to 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 broad experience in all fields of dentistry. When his daughter was born, he and his family moved to Palatine 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.

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  • golf icon My favorite golfer is Rory McIlroy.
  • food icon My all-time favorite food is BBQ!
  • pet icon I have a Yorkshire terrier.
Dr. Sylvia Kim

Dr. Sylvia Kim

Dr. Sylvia Kim was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and raised in several cities. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she attended the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in June of 2017.

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Dr. Kim considers the Midwest her home and was thrilled to move back after graduation. She is pleased to be serving the Greater Chicago area as a General Dentist. Dr. Kim is passionate about maintaining the oral health of all of her patients, and she is committed to providing her patients with comfortable and quality dental care.
In her spare time, she loves cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Fun Facts

  • pet icon One day I want to have a French bulldog and a golden retriever.
  • food icon My favorite food is sushi.
  • baseball icon I'm a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs!

Our Team

Jim Becker

Jim Becker

Office Manager & Treatment Plan Coordinator

Jim, our office manager and treatment plan coordinator, brings over ten 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 two golden retrievers on walks with his wife and his son.

Lena Kozak

Lena Kozak

Dental Assistant

Lena is one of our dental assistants. She came from Russia with her family in 1990. In 1992, Lena 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.

Diana Hernandez

Diana Hernandez

Lead Dental Assistant

Diana has been in the dental field for over three years. She began working at the front desk, answering the phone and making appointments. Diana 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 assistant. She started at our office with the little basic knowledge but has picked up the speed and skills very quickly. Diana enjoys helping patients achieve their perfect smile, and is fluent in Spanish. Outside of the office, Diana likes to go to the gym. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Jeeyoung Shim

Jeeyoung Shim

Front Desk Coordinator

Jee oversees the front desk administrative duties in the office and ensures that the office is operating smoothly. She manages patient scheduling and answering the phones as well. Jee 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, Jee enjoys watching sports and playing video games with her son. She would love to travel the world someday with her family.

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Isidora S.

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Great staff and great service. Dr Moon and his staff are always welcoming and caring towards the patients.
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Hee J.

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The most professional and comfortable experience at a dental office yet! Every question I had was answered and each procedure explained in full. Dr.Moon is the best! Beautiful office, trendy tunes to listen to, friendly assistants and hygienists. Always willing to make you more comfortable.
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Melissa S.

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Wonderful experience at Precision Dental Partners. Staff is warm, friendly and knowledgeable. Doctors have wonderful and straightforward chairside manner. Very happy with service!
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