Meet the Doctors

Khanh Nguyen DDS

Dr. Khanh Nguyen, DDS

(W Belmont Location)

Dr. Nguyen completed a combined 6-year BA/DDS program from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2005. He then moved to Chicago and began working. Starting in 2007, Dr. Nguyen and Chang opened the 1st 4 Precision Dental Care offices. Today Dr. Nguyen continues to focus on adding more Precision Dental Care locations across Chicagoland. Dr. Nguyen works closely with all of Precision’s associates to ensure quality treatment is being delivered with a focus on orthodontics. He is board certified and licensed to practice in the State of Illinois.

Dr. Randy Chang, DDS

Dr. Randy Chang, DDS

 

Dr. Randy Chang, DDS earned his Bachelor of Science (Biology) Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2001, he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Upon graduation from Dental School, it was a natural transition for Dr. Chang to return home to begin his career in the Chicago area. He worked for two group dental practices gaining valuable experience before opening his first clinic in 2004. Dr. Chang now owns and operates eight dental clinics in the Chicago area. He consistently attends numerous continuing education courses which allows him to stay current with all of the advances in Dentistry. More importantly, Dr. Chang always tries to empathize with his patients and enjoys the fact that dentistry allows him an opportunity to help people. He is board certified and licensed to practice Dentistry in Illinois, California and Tennessee. Dr. Chang is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Steve Tharp, DDS

Dr. Steve Tharp, DDS

(S Kedzie Location)

Dr. Steven Tharp grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana/Campaign with a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular & Integrative Physiology. He attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry here in Chicago, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Upon graduating from dental school, Steven has practiced dentistry Chicago area. Steven enjoys working in all areas of general dentistry. In his free time, he enjoys playing hockey and is a big Blackhawks fan.

Dr. Zach Hummel, DDS

Dr. Zack Hummel, DDS

(S Kedzie Location)

Dr. Hummel grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. He attended Illinois Wesleyan University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Afterward, he attended Midwestern University in Arizona where he received a master’s degree in Biomedical Science. Upon graduating, Dr. Hummel attended Midwestern University in Illinois to pursue his dental degree, graduating as a Doctor in Dental Medicine. Recently, he moved to Chicago with his wife, also a dentist, to pursue their careers. The two live in the city with their dog and enjoy going to concerts and restaurants. Dr. Hummel is an avid Chicago sports fan, specifically flying the “W” with Cubs and never missing a Blackhawks game. Dr. Hummel is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Jin Maeng, DMD

Dr. Jin Maeng, DMD

(W Diversey Location)

Dr. Jin Y. Maeng is a general dentist. He was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in Hong Kong and Jakarta, Indonesia. He received his undergraduate in Biology and Neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and graduated with honors in 2007. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. While studying at the University of Pennsylvania, he completed oral surgery externships at the York Hospital and the VA Hospital in Pennsylvania. In 2011, he relocated to Chicago and began his dental career.

Dr. Jin Y. Maeng takes pride in resuming his dental education so that he can provide patients with the highest level of care and service. He has completed continuing education course in dental implants and is looking forward to take more advanced courses. He is also a member of Academy of General Dentistry. His goal is to ensure that all his patients receive fearless, painless and precise treatment. In his free time, he enjoy snowboarding, playing soccer and doing all kinds of outdoor activities.

Dr. Sonam Sood, DDS

Dr. Sonam Sood, DDS

(W Diversey Location)

Dr. Sonam Sood was born and raised in India where she received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from Santosh Dental College in 2008. She volunteered to provide dental care to underprivileged children and later went on to work at an urban trauma center as an Urgent Care Dentist, working very closely with medical doctors (neurosurgeons, ENT specialists and plastic surgeons) in crafting treatment plans for head and neck trauma patients. She moved to the U.S. in 2009 and worked as a dental assistant for two years. In 2013 after attending the International Dental Degree Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery. Since then she has been practicing general dentistry, providing passionate care to her patients while making them feel at ease in the chair. Dr. Sood is fluent in Hindi, Urdu as well as English. She lives in Chicago and enjoys cooking, traveling and working out.

Dr. Minchul Suk, DMD

Dr. Minchul Suk, DMD

(W Cermak Location)

Dr. Suk graduated from UCLA with Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular genetics. He then went to Case Western Reserve University in Ohio to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree. Upon graduation he practiced in California before moving to Chicago. Dr. Suk is always interested in the latest and the most effective techniques and frequently takes continuing education classes to stay on top of the field. He is board certified and licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. In his free time he enjoys hiking and reading.

Dr. Sadia Ahmed, DDS

Dr. Sadia Ahmed, DDS

(W Cermak Location)

Dr. Sadia Ahmed was born and raised in Pakistan, where she received a Bachelor in Dental Surgery degree from Fatima Jinnah Dental College in 2009. After doing a years residency, she moved to the US in 2011 and worked as a dental assistant for a year. She attended the International Dental program at State University of New York at Buffalo and graduated with honors along with a minor in Prosthetic Dentistry. She enjoys working on esthetic cases and giving patients a reason to smile. Sadia is fluent in English, Urdu and Hindi. In her free time she likes to travel, explore different cuisines and play sports.

Dr. Simona Bareket, DDS

Dr. Simona Bareket, DDS

(N Pulaski Location)

Dr. Simona Bareket was born in Riga, Latvia and grew up in Berlin, Germany. She is fluent in German, Russian and English. After receiving her dental degree from Berlin’s Freie University in 2002, she moved to Chicago. In 2007 after attending the International Dental Degree Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery and was elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the Honor Dental Society. Dr. Bareket enjoys all facets of dentistry and specializes in making her patients feel comfortable and safe while providing them the best possible care. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Dr. Chandni Patel, DDS

Dr. Chandni Patel, DDS

(N Pulaski Location)

Dr. Chandni Patel was born in London, England and then moved to California where she completed most of her education. She attended the University of the Pacific’s 6-year accelerated dental program where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology as well as her DDS degree. During her dental training she traveled to Moala, Fiji to complete fillings, extractions and pediatric dentistry for the under-served population and was also awarded 1st place for Clinical Excellence in her class. She continued on to complete a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program in Tucson, Arizona where she focused on endodontics, implants and periodontics. Dr. Patel is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society and the Illinois State Dental Society. She now enjoys practicing all aspects of dentistry and strives to keep her patients satisfied and comfortable while in her care.

Dr. Michelle Lee, DDS

Dr. Michelle Lee, DDS

(S Ashland Location)

Dr. Michelle Lee is a general dentist. She was born in Korea and grew up in California, and Chicago, IL. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery(DDS) degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Michelle is a member of the American Dental Association and licensed in both Illinois and Indiana. She enjoys the challenges that dentistry brings whether it is from children or elderly patients. Her ultimate goal of practicing in dentistry is to best provide for patient’s needs with her knowledge and care.

Dr. Steve Moon, DDS

Dr. Steve Moon, DDS

(S Ashland Location)

Dr. Moon completed a combined 7-year BA/DDS program from New York University. He graduated as a member of OKU, the national dental honor society. Upon graduation, he moved to Chicago to begin practicing. Dr. Moon constantly strives to learn more, updating his knowledge in dentistry through CE courses and applying them to everyday practice to provide the best care for his patients. He is also a current active member of American Dental Association. His goal is to make your dental visit as relaxing and as enjoyable as possible. During free time, Dr. Moon enjoys playing and watching soccer.

Dr. David Oh, DDS

Dr. David Oh, DDS

(S Pulaski Location)

Dr. David Oh grew up in South Korea then moved to the United States where he earned his B.S. degree in Microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics from UCLA. He was trained and received his DDS degree from the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2012. He is licensed to practice dentistry in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and California. Dr. Oh has been working at various group practices where he gained experience while following the latest technologies in General Dentistry and further his education in implants, oral surgery and endodontics. He strives to treat each patient with a warm heart as if they were his own family and is pleased to serve the local community.

Dr. Jenny Lee, DDS

Dr. Jenny Lee, DDS

(S Pulaski Location)

Dr. Jennifer Lee works to deliver high quality, comprehensive general dentistry to all her patients. Dr. Lee has graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and psychology. After moving to Chicago, she studied dentistry and earned her DDS at University of Illinois at Chicago. While in school, she was a recipient of Schour Research Awards to conduct research on dentin strengthening and bonding. Dr. Lee likes to keep updated with the latest news in dentistry through reading research articles and attending continuing education classes. Dr. Lee is passionate about helping her patients keep good oral hygiene and healthy smiles.