Your Dentists in Elgin, Schaumburg, & Palatine, IL

Dr. Vu Kong

Dr. Vu Kong, DDS

Dr. Vu Kong first received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. Engineering’s technical aspects appealed to him and he applies them to his dental practice. He is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and is a third generation dentist, as his father and grandfather were both dentists. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Kong has high moral and ethical values and only recommends treatment that is necessary to the health of his patient. Each patient is treated like family and he especially enjoys working with Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles® cases because of the instant rewards it brings to the patient. Dr. Kong has completed numerous continuing education courses and strives to further his skills and expand his knowledge by attending multiple courses around the country.

Dr. Kong has a beautiful wife and two daughters that he can’t keep up with. He takes pleasure in traveling, staying active, and spending time with his family. He has a wonderful sense of humor, and he is fluent in Cantonese (Chinese).

Dr. Kong is available at our:

  • Elgin Dental Office
  • Schaumburg Dental Office
  • Palatine Dental Office
A green ADA logo with American Dental Association written in black
Academy of General Dentistry logo in gray, blue, and orange
A head shot of a smiling young woman with light brown hair

Dr. Molly Ericson, DMD

Dr. Molly Ericson attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She went on to pursue her dental education at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. While she loved the warm winters and scenic views, she could not wait to return to her roots in the Chicago area. She went on to complete a General Practice Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where she enjoyed getting to work with a wide variety of patients.

She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, and the American Academy of General Dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Ericson enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her family and dog.

Dr. Ericson is passionate about whole person health care and sees each patient as more than just their teeth. She believes that understanding each patients’ goals and educating them about their oral health and treatment options is key to coming up with the ideal treatment plan together. Her priority is for patients to always feel comfortable working with her, even if the dental office is not their favorite place to be.

Dr. Ericson is available at our:

  • Elgin Dental Office
A green ADA logo with American Dental Association written in black
A logo for the Chicago Dental Society with the words written out next to it.
Academy of General Dentistry logo in gray, blue, and orange
A man in a white shirt with a black and white background

Dr. Jason Schrotenboer, DDS MD

Dr. Jason Schrotenboer is an oral & maxillofacial surgeon who hails from the beautiful coast of West Michigan, now making Chicago his home. He began his training by obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology at Michigan State University. He then obtained his dental degree from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry.

Inspired by his own experiences as an oral surgery patient, he pursued specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan. During this 6-year residency, he earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan, School of Medicine, gained extensive training in Anesthesiology and completed a 2-year internship in General Surgery. In addition, Dr. Schrotenboer obtained a Certificate in Microvascular Surgery that provides him with expertise in the repair of nerves and blood vessels.

While at the University of Michigan, Dr. Schrotenboer encountered a broad spectrum of patient cases that have given him the knowledge, skill, and judgment to treat many conditions of the mouth, jaw, face, and neck. In addition to this comprehensive training, Dr. Schrotenboer has had the perspective of being a patient of the specialty, himself. This provides him with a unique insight into the needs and desires of the oral surgery patient.

His calm and confident demeanor paired with his dental, medical and surgical background make Dr. Schrotenboer the leading choice for patients seeking specialty care for oral and maxillofacial surgery including dental implant and wisdom tooth surgery.

Dr. Schrotenboer is available at our:

  • Elgin Dental Office
A head shot of a smiling woman with dark hair

Dr. Athar, DDS

Dr. Athar was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. After attending Benedictine University to obtain her bachelor’s in biology and chemistry, she obtained her dental Doctorate at UIC. She has been practicing for seven years and is passionate about staying up to date on the newest advances in dentistry with hundreds of hours of continuing education. Dr. Athar’s priority is to make patients feel safe and welcome and get them involved in their care.

In her free time, Dr. Athar loves to play golf, cook, and volunteer in her community with friends and family. Dr. Athar resides in Elk Grove Village with her husband and their Jack Russel Terrier.

Dr. Athar is available at our:

  • Schaumburg Dental Office

Dr. Sameet Thakrar, DDS

Dr. Thakrar is a native of Chicagoland. He attended New Trier High school before continuing on to Loyola University Chicago for his undergraduate studies. He then attended Marquette University in Milwaukee for his dental degree. Since graduating dental school Dr. Thakrar moved back to the Chicagoland area and continues to practice dentistry. Dr. T prides himself on his continuing education and takes many course to expand his skill set to better serve his patients.
In his spare time Dr. T likes to spend time with his wife. They enjoy traveling, exercise and movies. He is also a big Chicago sports fan especially the Bulls and Bears.

He looks forward to meeting you and helping you with any dental treatment.

Dr. Thakrar is available at our:

  • Elgin Dental Office

Dr. Yun, DDS

Dr. Thomas Yun (Dr. Tom) was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. He and his family emigrated to the United States in the late 90’s. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Arkansas and completed his dental education at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, TN, where he obtained his doctorate degree. Upon graduation, he and his wife moved to the suburbs of Chicago so that his wife could pursue her dream of becoming a medical professional. Dr. Tom enjoys expanding his skill sets by taking various courses and taking on challenging treatments. He is a current member of the American Dental Association and the Chicago Dental Society. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his wife.

Dr. Yun is available at our:

  • Elgin Dental Office
A collage of pictures with smiling people