Our Doctors

Dr. Yoodong Moon

Dr. Moon is a highly skilled dentist with years of experience from around the globe. The moment you meet Dr. Moon, you’ll be reassured by his friendliness, technical precision, and gentle chairside manner, all making him the preferred dentist in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

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Dr. Yoodong Moon

Dr. Yoodong Moon was born in South Korea. Ever since he was a child, he loved to explore different countries. Throughout his life, Dr. Moon has lived in Australia, Japan, and the United States. Dr. Moon studied biology and earned his bachelor of science degree at the University of Maryland.

He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. Upon graduation, Dr. Moon practiced as a full-time general dentist in Anchorage, Alaska. There, he honed his skills and gained experience in all fields of dentistry. When his daughter was born, Dr. Moon decided to relocate his family to Palatine, Illinois to be close to his wife’s family.

Dr. Moon continues to expand his certifications and expertise by staying updated on all of the latest dental advancements, as well as attending educational seminars around the world. He has completed a leading implant course, Implant MaxiCourses at Loma Linda University, Endodontic courses at DELendo with Dr. Buchanan, and many others.

He devotes many days to continuing dental education courses, well above the requirements of Illinois law. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Moon and wife, Yun, have a lovely daughter named Adelyn. Dr. Moon enjoys playing golf, soccer, and table tennis, and loves spending time with his daughter.

Fun Facts

  • golf icon His favorite golfer is Rory McIlroy.
  • food icon His all-time favorite food is BBQ!
  • pet icon He has a Yorkshire terrier.
Yevgen Tkachuk

Dr. Yevgen Tkachuk

Dr. Yevgen Tkachuk is from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences (with highest honors) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Following a bachelor’s degree, Dr. Tkachuk earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, graduating at the top of the class.

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Dr. Tkachuk enjoys practicing every aspect of General Dentistry and believes in the importance of establishing long-term doctor-patient relationship with his patients, and Continuing Education for providing the most effective and efficient dental care in a stress-free environment.

He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry.

In his free time, Dr. Tkachuk enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as working out, playing sports, and traveling. Dr. Tkachuk is also fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, and is actively learning Spanish.

Fun Facts

  • food icon His favorite food is meat cutlets.
  • basketball icon He is a huge fan of the Chicago Bulls.
  • language icon He can speak English, Russian, and some Spanish.

Our Team

Lesly Perez

Lesly Perez

Dental Assistant

Lesly was born in California and moved to Illinois when she was 15 years old. Lesly has been a chairside dental assistant since 2014 and has been recently cross-trained as a receptionist and treatment plan coordinator. She enjoys helping patients receive the best dental care. Lesly has two wonderful kids and a loving husband, whom she spends the majority of her free time with.

Tanya Nagy

Tanya Nagy

Dental Assistant

Tanya was born in South America and was adopted into a loving family. Tanya graduated from Northwest Suburban College at the top of her class in dental assisting. She enjoys spending time with her family, pets, friends, and hiking. Tanya appreciates working for a practice dedicated to patient wellness. She hopes to achieve enhanced patient confidence through a brilliant smile.

Tanya Nagy

Gabby Higareda

Office Manager

Gabby is our office manager and treatment plan coordinator. She was born and raised in the Mchenry County area. She studied psychology and health information management in college and is grateful that she found Dr. Moon to start her career in the health management field. She has always loved helping people and is happy that she gets to work with patients and help them directly. Gabby has a very friendly and laid-back personality and loves to get to know the patients. In her free time, Gabby enjoys traveling, watching movies, reading, and playing with her puppy Hiccup.

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Sarah S.

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First time visit went well. I was greeted right away and the whole staff was wonderful. Nothing but good things to say about Dr. Moon. They did everything to make sure I was taken care of and took time to listen to my concerns. Thank you.
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Carmen F.

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Dr. Moon and the entire team there are absolutely wonderful. I am SO pleased I went to them and will definitely continue to do so. An easy 5 stars.
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Brandon B.

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Had wisdom teeth extraction with Dr.Moon, the process was incredibly fast and couldn't have felt more comfortable and painless. 10/10 experience! Thanks all!
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