Your Dentists in Elgin, Schaumburg, & Palatine, IL

Dr. Sameet

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, IL Dental Office
Dr. Yun

Dr. Thomas 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, IL Dental Office
Doctor Hur

Dr. John Hur, DMD, MD

Oral Surgeon

Dr. John Hur is a board eligible dual-degree trained Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he graduated with honors, earning his bachelors of arts in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He continued his studies at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry where he graduated among the top of his class. During his time at UCSF, he was involved in nationally recognized projects in the field of craniofacial development. Through these academic pursuits, he developed a profound interest in medicine and surgery. Dr. Hur continued his post-doctoral work in New York, where he received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then completed a competitive Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, which was ranked as the #1 hospital in the New York Metropolitan area and #6 hospital nationally by the 2014-15 U.S News and World Report. His training involved a fully integrated General Surgery preliminary internship with focused rotations in plastic/reconstructive surgery, trauma, anesthesia and maxillofacial oncologic surgery. He then concluded his training at NYP Hospital where he completed his intensive full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery training with an emphasis on CT guided corrective jaw surgery.

Dr. Hur’s current practice reflects a foundation in full-scope training with an emphasis on orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery) and complex dental implant surgery that utilizes CT guided skeletal mapping and surgical protocols. His other services include third molar surgery (wisdom tooth extractions), dentoalveolar surgery, pathology, facial trauma and temporomandibular joint disorders.

Dr. Hur is available at our:

  • Elgin, IL Dental Office
Tania of High Point Dentistry

Dr. Tania Skylar

Dr. Tania Skylar was raised in Deerfield, Illinois, and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Business. She continued on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine. During her time at Midwestern University, Dr. Skylar served on dental mission trips in Dominican Republic and volunteered at multiple community clinics. She is currently a member of the Chicago Dental Society, American Dental Association, and American Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Skylar enjoys going on walks with her family, cycling, and trying new restaurants in Chicago. She also speaks Russian fluently. She is excited to be a part of the practice and provide great dental care to her patients.

Dr. Skylar is available at our:

  • Palatine, IL Dental Office
Dr. Uhland

Dr. Robert A Uhland


Dr. Robert A. Uhland completed his orthodontic research internship program from the Mayo Clinic. He went on to receive his doctor of dental surgery degree from University of Texas Orthodontic training and certification from Loyola University School of Dentistry. Dr. Uhand is one of a select group of orthodontists to become board certified by American Board of Orthodontists.

Dr. Uhland has over 25 years of experience in private practice. Dr. Uhland is a highly capable practitioner who is compassionate when dealing with fears and concerns of their patients. He stands committed to the highest level of oral health as a foundation to create a lifetime of beautiful smiles. Dr. Uhland enjoys spending time with his family and participating in his many memberships when he is not at the office.

His memberships include: American Association of Orthodontists Committee member for Chicago Dental Society,American Dental Association Member, Illinois Dental Certified American Board of Orthodontics Member, American Association of Orthodontists Committee member for Chicago Dental Society, American Dental Association Member Illinois Dental Society, and The Northbrook Civic Foundation and other community organizations member.

Dr. Uhland is available at our:

  • Elgin, IL Dental Office
Dr. Athar

Dr. Tayyabba Athar

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 7 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:

  • Elgin, IL Dental Office
Dr. Avani Patel

Dr. Avani Patel

Dr. Avani Patel is passionate about forming connections with her patients and helping them develop a great smile and build confidence. Dr. Patel was born and raised in California. She obtained her Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS) and began her dream of being able to make a difference by making smiles brighter! She continued on to receive her Doctorate in Dental Medicine fromTufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts in 2014.

With over 7 years of experience in private practice she practices the full scope of General Dentistry with a special interest in the restorative phase of implant and cosmetic dentistry. She is Invisalign Certified, is able to administer Botox, and perform oral conscious sedation for patient’s comfort. Dr. Patel is affiliated with several prestigious dental organizations, The Chicago Dental Society and the American Dental Association. Dr. Patel is also an active member of Spear Education and Cerec Doctors and is a firm believer in continuing education and performing comprehensive treatment using the latest technology.

Dr. Patel is happily married to her husband, Nilesh, and is excited to be a new mom. She loves the outdoors, enjoys traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

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, IL Dental Office
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