Throughout his career Dr. Jerry has spoken at various dental meetings and institutions, both nationally and internationally. In 2003, Dr. Jerry was invited by the People to People Ambassador Program to visit Cuba. There, he observed and learned about the state of health care in Cuba. He also participated in dialogue with Cuban dentists sharing ideas about how their pediatric dental care differs from that offered in the United States.
Dr. Jerry has the expertise, experience, and heart to treat children with a variety of special needs within his practice. His desire to work with special needs patient began years ago. While caring for his brother Mark who was severely disabled with cerebral palsy, he found that his capacity to care for him was natural and the results rewarding.
For many years, Dr. Jerry has offered his time and service to the community. His commitment to the special needs population is evident in his continued volunteer efforts, which has included treatment of individuals from The Infant Welfare Society.
Dr. Jerry was born and raised in the Oak Park Area and graduated from OPRFHS in 1975. He currently resides in the area with his wife Michelle and their four children. In his spare time, Dr. Jerry enjoys traveling with his family, golfing, and glass blowing.Ara Cho, DMD graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Specialization in Biochemistry in 2006. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA in 2010. During her fourth year of dental school, she served as a Preclinical and Clinical Teaching Assistant. Also, she was honored with the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Horace Wells Senior Student Award.
Dr. Cho completed two years of postgraduate residency and received a Certificate of Specialty in Pediatric Dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center in Providence, RI in 2012. She stayed on as full-time faculty for an additional year, where she taught both pediatric dental residents and dental students.
In her spare time, Dr. Cho loves reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband.
Dr. Cho is a member of the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry), the ABPD (American Board of Pediatric Dentistry) and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.Wendy Yang, DDS, MS was born in Los Angeles and earned her BS in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles as well as a Masters Degree in Oral Biology. Dr. Wendy then came to the Windy City to receive her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Upon graduation, she traveled to northern California to complete her three year program to obtain her Pediatric Specialty Certificate from the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Wendy enjoys doing research, volunteer, and work abroad. She has helped provide dental services in both Honduras and Guatemala. Through her research, Dr. Wendy has presented at the International Association for Dental Research, worked as a Global Health Intern, and received the Student Award for Achievement in Global Oral Health. Dr. Wendy is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
In her spare time, she likes to travel, make jewelry, cook, dance, and learn languages. She speaks Mandarin and Spanish, and is currently learning Portuguese and Russian.