AboutHealthy Dental Center

Dr. James Cho, DDS, Dr. Erin Cho, DMD, and Dr. Yale Cho, DMD are your dentists in Des Plaines. The practice philosophy is centered on keeping your teeth healthy for a lifetime.

Our doctors encompass a vast variety of experiences to suit all dental needs. We have excellent dental care in all areas of dentistry.

Dr. James Cho has practiced general dentistry for over 30 years. His expertise is in Full Mouth Reconstruction and dental surgery including implants and third molar extractions.

Dr. Erin Cho is especially great with young children and adults who have dental anxiety. She is highly experienced in root canals, Invisalign and cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Yale Cho is a prosthodontist who specializes in Full Mouth Reconstruction, dental implants, crown/bridges, and dentures. He is known for his calming bedside manner.

The Healthy Dental Center team can’t wait to give you the dental care in Des Plaines you have been looking for. Call today and ask us about our newer technologies for longer lasting teeth.

Dr. Erin Cho

Erin Cho, DMD, FAGD

General Dentist
Dental School: University of Illinois at Chicago
General Practice Residency: Evanston Hospital

Dr. Erin Cho, a native Chicagoan, earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She wanted to become a dentist ever since Dr. James Cho and his children served in dental mission trips to underserved countries.

Dr. Erin was accepted into a competitive accelerated dentistry program at UIC where she completed her undergraduate and dental education. In order to gain the best possible education as a general dentist and become experienced in medically complex dentistry, she completed one year of General Practice Residency at the University of Chicago’s Evanston Hospital. Her training focused on helping patients with major illnesses and dental problems. She fulfilled rotations in emergency trauma, anesthesia, pedodontics, and oral surgery.

Most recently, Dr. Erin was awarded her Fellowship in the American Academy of General Dentistry in July 2022. This is a prestigious award that fewer than 6% of all dentists have received. She has accumulated 600 hours of continuing education. She is dedicated to bringing the best available techniques and knowledge to her patients. Dr. Erin enjoys working with her patients and giving them a long lasting smile.


  • Certified Invisalign Provider
  • Certified Waterlase Dentist
  • Certified Botox and Dermal Filler Injector
  • Fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Dental Implantology


  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • American Academy of Clear Aligners
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • American Dental Association


  • Invisalign and Braces
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Extractions
  • Fillings and cosmetic fillings
  • Cosmetic crowns and veneers
  • Crown and Bridge
  • Zoom laser Whitening
  • Pediatrics
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James Cho, DDS

Founder & Practice Owner
Dental School: Northwestern University

Dr. James Cho has been practicing dentistry for over 33 years with the utmost level of excellence. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University Dental School. He sprung into his dental career among a select few students to finish dental school a semester ahead. His expertise is very complex including Full Mouth Reconstruction, dental surgery with implants and third molar extractions.

He founded Healthy Dental Center in Des Plaines, Illinois about 10 years go because he wanted to expand into an office that fit the complexity of cases that he manages on a daily basis.

He has continuously studied to upgrade his knowledge of treatments through world-class continuing education classes such as the Dawson Academy for Full Mouth Reconstruction and TMJ and the Misch Implant Institute for Surgical and Prosthetic Implants. His unique education allows him to be skilled in oral surgery, periodontal surgery, complex root canals, and full mouth reconstruction. He has been placing implants for over 15 years. His patients find his quality of care to be exceptional and truly long lasting. As his two children start their dental careers, he confidently stands behind his long lasting dental work for many more generations to come.


  • Doctor of Dental Surgery – Northwestern University
  • Certificate in Periodontal Surgery from Northwestern University
  • Fellow of Misch Implant Institute for Prosthetics and Surgery
  • Certificate for Dawson Academy


  • Member of American Equilibration Society
  • Fellow of ICOI (Internatinoal Congress Implantology)
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society


  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Implant surgery
  • Sinus Augmentation
  • Bone Grafting
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Root Canal Retreatment
  • Third Molar Extractions
  • Crown and Bridge
  • Orthodontics
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Yale Cho, DMD, MS

Dr. Yale Cho is a prosthodontist. As a prosthodontist, he specializes in all dental prosthetics including dentures, veneers, crowns and bridges, and implants ("All-on-4"). He is a Chicagoland native. Dr. Cho received his bachelor’s degree, Doctorate of Dental Medicine, and post-graduate training in prosthodontics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is passionate about delivering the highest standard of care to his patients using the most advanced technology. In his free time he enjoys traveling, playing the violin, and cooking.