East Peoria, IL
East Peoria, IL
Portage & Lake Station, IN
Chicago, IL & Lake Station, IN
Chicago, IL & Hammond, IN
Dr. Nazish Jafri, DDS, is a highly accomplished dentist, mentor, and business owner. After graduating from NYUCD in 2011, she has since become a respected leader in the dental industry. Dr. Jafri is the owner, CEO, and operator of Secure Dental, a leading dental service provider with 11 offices across state lines. With over a decade of experience in managing and growing successful businesses, she has established herself as an expert in the dental industry.
Dr. Jafri’s commitment to providing top-quality dental care has earned her a reputation as a skilled and knowledgeable dentist. She is deeply passionate about mentoring the next generation of dental professionals and is widely recognized for her dedication to helping them achieve their goals. Through her leadership and expertise, Dr. Jafri has made a significant impact on the dental industry, and her passion for helping others is an inspiration to many.
As the owner and CEO of Secure Dental, Dr. Jafri has built a strong reputation for providing exceptional dental care services to patients across different states. Her mission is to ensure that her patients receive the highest quality of dental care in a safe and comfortable environment. With her commitment to excellence, Dr. Jafri has earned the trust and loyalty of her patients and is considered one of the most trusted dental professionals in the industry. You can learn more about Dr. Jafri and her dental services by visiting www.secure-dental.com.
Dr. Daniel Daewong Kang is an associate dentist at Secure Dental’s Davenport office. Prior to joining Secure Dental’s team, Dr. Kang completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Kang was awarded the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award in 2019 while attending NYU. He is committed to providing his patients with quality care and enjoys relieving them of their pain. When Dr. Kang is not in the office, he is usually playing video games, working out, or reading.
Dr. Naru Kang is an associate dentist with Secure Dental’s Davenport office. He has been with Secure Dental since 2019, where he offers his patients same-day treatment, including implants, root canals, and extractions. Dr. Kang is passionate about the dental field and enjoys helping his patients by designing treatment plans tailored specifically to their needs. He graduated from New York University in 2019 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Kang was also awarded the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Student Award for demonstrating the most interest academically and clinically in implant dentistry. When Dr. Kang is not in the office, he enjoys reading, relaxing, and sleeping.
Dr. Sangin Lim is an associate dentist at Secure Dental’s Moline office. He has dedicated the last 2 years at Secure Dental to making patients smile by restoring their smiles. For Dr. Lim, getting the chance to improve his skills is the most rewarding part of his role. Before joining the Secure Dental team, he earned his doctoral degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2020. Outside of the office, Dr. Lim enjoys playing tennis, table tennis, and watching movies.
Dr. Yeon Soo Kim (Dr. Sophie Kim) is a graduate of NYU School of Dentistry, earning her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2017. With a passion for providing exceptional dental care, she serves as an associate dentist at Secure Dental’s Moline location. Beyond the dental chair, she enjoys exploring her culinary talents as cooking is a favorite hobby. Driven by adventure, her next travel destination on her bucket list is Mexico. Dedicated to precision in her work, Dr. Kim considers her loupes as indispensable. Outside of dentistry, her interests span fashion, fitness, and travel.
Dr. Kwang Lim Lee (Dr. Kevin Lee) is a dentist at Secure Dental’s East Peoria office and has been there for 1 year. He attended New York University College of Dentistry, where he was admitted into the BA/DDS accelerated dental program. This program allowed him to finish both his Bachelor’s in Biology and Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 7 years, instead of the traditional 8+ years. After graduating, Dr. Lee received a certificate for completing a role as a provider in the Advanced Comprehensive Care Team at NYUCD. He has enrolled in and received various continuing education certificates in implant dentistry, third molar extraction, clear aligners, and sleep apnea. Outside of the office, Dr. Lee enjoys playing golf and hopes to travel to Pebble Beach soon to play a round there.
Dr. Seo Woo Choi (Dr. Sarah Choi) is a dedicated general dentist based in Secure Dental’s East Peoria office. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2022 from New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Choi continues to educate herself in dentistry and has earned certificates in implant dentistry, third molar extraction, sleep apnea, and clear aligners. When she is not in the office, Dr. Choi spends her time expanding her Lego collection and tending to her plant, Greenie. The next place on her travel bucket list is Japan and hopes to vacation there soon.
Dr. Lunan Shao is a dedicated associate dentist at Secure Dental’s Portage location. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from UC San Diego in 2016 and went on to achieve her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan in 2021, where her academic achievements led to her induction into the dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Shao is not only passionate about dentistry, but also possesses a diverse range of interests, showcasing her love for culinary experiences as a self-proclaimed foodie. An avid traveler, she dreams of exploring Paris in the future. Outside of the dental office, Dr. Shao finds joy in the company of her Japanese Shiba Inu named PooPoo, and confesses that coffee is an indispensable part of her daily routine. In her leisure time, she indulges in her love for travel, sports, poker, and a variety of board games.
Dr. Eddie Gonzalez is a general dentist who is passionate about dentistry and expanding his skills and knowledge. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry. On a mission to provide his patients with quality care, he is focused on being personable and down-to-earth, giving him the title of “the cool dentist” from his younger patients.
Dr. Yongwoong Lee is an associate doctor based at the Portage and Lake Station offices. A distinguished graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry in 2022, Dr. Lee is dedicated to providing high-quality dental care. He is an esteemed member of the American Dental Association, showcasing his commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements in the field of dentistry. Dr. Lee’s academic excellence is further underscored by his membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon at NYU. Beyond his professional pursuits, Dr. Lee finds joy in pursuing his favorite hobby, golf, and has a keen interest in exploring new cultures, with Japan being his next travel destination. Fueling his busy day is a passion for a good cup of coffee, and outside of work, he enjoys trying new restaurants and planning exciting travels.
Dr. Kunmin Roo is an accomplished associate dentist with a strong commitment to oral health, currently practicing at both Secure Dental’s Lake Station and Chicago offices. A 2018 graduate of New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Roo is dedicated to staying at the forefront of dental advancements. As a proud member of the International Dental Implant Association and the Academy of General Dentistry, he has not only completed an IDIA Fellowship, but is also certified in implants, 3rd molar extractions, endodontics, and botox. Beyond the dental chair, he finds joy in watching Netflix, relaxing, and enjoying sports. He aspires to travel to Italy, and in his downtime, he cares for his two bunnies, Coco and Peanut. Driven by a passion for dentistry, he cannot imagine life without it and actively seeks personal growth outside the office to enhance his professional and personal life.
Dr. Jonathan Phen is a dedicated dentist based at our Hammond and Foster Ave location, with a deep passion for dentistry and a commitment to continuous learning and skill development. He holds a Bachelor’s of Art from University of Florida, Master’s of Medical Science, and Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. While in college, Dr. Phen served as the Vice President of LECOM’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Club and Research Group, showcasing his active involvement in academic and professional pursuits. He is a proud member of the Illinois State Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. In his leisure time, Dr. Phen enjoys playing the piano and stays informed about the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and medical technology. His diverse interests also include writing, general wellness, and personal fitness. Outside of work, Dr. Phen shares his home with two feline companions, Bonnie and Clyde.
Dr. Melissa Yousefi is an associate dentist for Secure Dental’s Hammond office. Driven by her compassion for her patients, she takes pride in providing the best possible care to patients, especially those with previous traumatic dental experiences and severe anxiety. Dr. Yousefi holds a B.A. in Psychology and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, cooking, and planning exciting travels