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 a 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 have 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.Allison Horn, DDS, MS attended the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts and majored in Psychology. She graduated with High Honors and was awarded the Banneker Key Scholarship. She then moved to New York City to work for a non-profit organization, Project Renewal, where she assisted clients battling homelessness, substance abuse, histories of incarceration, and mental illness.
During dental school, Dr. Allison’s favorite clinical experiences involved treating patients with severe dental phobia and utilizing her psychology background to make them more comfortable in the dental setting. Realizing that children offered the ultimate opportunity in helping patients overcome their fears, she decided to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry. After earning her DDS degree with Honors in Pediatric Dentistry from NYU College of Dentistry, she elected to continue her training with a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. While completing her residency training, she simultaneously earned a Masters in Oral Sciences. Dr. Allison is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is actively involved in clinical research on new cavity detection devices.
Dr. Allison truly loves treating children and special needs patients. She especially enjoys giving a child their first dental visit and making it an enjoyable experience for both the child and the parent. She has very fond memories of her own pediatric dentist and wants all of her patients to feel the same way.She, her husband, and their daughter live within earshot of the homerun cheers at Wrigley Field. In her free time, Dr. Allison can be found walking along Lake Michigan with her family, exploring the Chicago food scene with her chef husband, or planning her next adventure vacation. She can’t wait to meet you and your family!