About Us
At Elmhurst Dentistry for Kids, Dr. Udelson provides dental care to kids in a warm and anxiety-free environment. We believe that happy smiles come from healthy teeth, and love sharing our philosophy in a fun and engaging manner with your child! Our office was designed with your child's health and comfort in mind.

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Meet the Doctors

Jerry Udelson, DDS, PC

Jerry Udelson, DDS, PC has been a Pediatric Dentist for more than twenty years. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1987. He then completed two additional years of specialized training in pediatric dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry. Following that, Dr. Jerry was awarded a one-year fellowship at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, which was sponsored by the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Educational Foundation. Dr. Jerry was also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the Indiana University School of Dentistry for two years.

Throughout his career Dr. Jerry has spoken at various dental meetings and institutions, both nationally and internationally. In 2003, Dr. Jerry was invited by the People to People Ambassador Program to visit Cuba. There, he observed and learned about the state of health care in Cuba. He also participated in dialogue with Cuban dentists sharing ideas about how their pediatric dental care differs from that offered in the United States.

Dr. Jerry has the expertise, experience, and heart to treat children with a variety of special needs within his practice. His desire to work with special needs patient began years ago. While caring for his brother Mark who was severely disabled with cerebral palsy, he found that his capacity to care for him was natural and the results rewarding.

For many years, Dr. Jerry has offered his time and service to the community. His commitment to the special needs population is evident in his continued volunteer efforts, which has included treatment of individuals from The Infant Welfare Society.

Dr. Jerry was born and raised in the Oak Park Area and graduated from OPRFHS in 1975. He currently resides in the area with his wife Michelle and their four children. In his spare time, Dr. Jerry enjoys traveling with his family, golfing, and glass blowing.

Wendy Yang, DDS, MS

Wendy Yang, DDS, MS was born in Los Angeles and earned her BS in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles as well as a Masters Degree in Oral Biology. Dr. Wendy then came to the Windy City to receive her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Upon graduation, she traveled to northern California to complete her three year program to obtain her Pediatric Specialty Certificate from the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Wendy enjoys doing research, volunteer, and work abroad. She has helped provide dental services in both Honduras and Guatemala. Through her research, Dr. Wendy has presented at the International Association for Dental Research, worked as a Global Health Intern, and received the Student Award for Achievement in Global Oral Health. Dr. Wendy is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

In her spare time, she likes to travel, make jewelry, cook, dance, and learn languages. She speaks Mandarin and Spanish, and is currently learning Portuguese and Russian.

Allison Horn, DDS, MS

Allison Horn, DDS, MS attended the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts and majored in Psychology. She graduated with High Honors and was awarded the Banneker Key Scholarship. She then moved to New York City to work for a non-profit organization, Project Renewal, where she assisted clients battling homelessness, substance abuse, histories of incarceration, and mental illness.

She earned her DDS degree with Honors in Pediatric Dentistry from NYU College of Dentistry. Her favorite clinical experiences involved treating patients with severe dental phobia and utilizing her psychology background to make them more comfortable in a dental setting. Realizing that children offered the ultimate opportunity in helping patients overcome their fears, she decided to specialize in Pediatrics. When it came time to attend a residency in Pediatric Dentistry, she was thrilled to be selected for the program at the University of Illinois at Chicago and to move back to the Midwest.

Allison truly loves treating children and special needs patients. She especially enjoys giving a child their first dental visit and making it an enjoyable experience for both the child and the parent. She has very fond memories of her own pediatric dentist and wants all of her patients to feel the same way.

She, her husband, and their daughter live within earshot of the homerun cheers at Wrigley Field. In her free time, Allison can be found walking along Lake Michigan with her family, exploring the Chicago food scene with her chef husband, or planning her next adventure vacation. She can't wait to meet you and your family!

Amy Shah, DDS

Dr. Amy has wanted to be a dentist since she was 12 years old. She grew up in Rio Rico, Arizona and attended the University of Arizona on a full scholarship studying Psychology and Chemistry. After college she decided to head to Chicago to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago where she completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery and received the Ann-TschirleyGunatillike Award for Excellence in Dentistry. After finally achieving her childhood dreams, Dr. Amy practiced general dentistry for several years to ultimately become Dental Director for a public health organization where she treated Chicago’s underserved communities.

After experiencing all aspects of dentistry, she found her happiest moments were spent helping children and those with special needs. She decided to further her studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry while simultaneously earning a Master’s degree in Oral Sciences. Dr. Amy feels privileged to spend her days doing something she loves. She believes in providing kids with positive dental experiences so they can have great dental health for the rest of their lives.

When Dr. Amy is not in the office you can find her binging on TV shows and podcasts. She has probably listened to a podcast on just about everything. On the weekends you can find Dr. Amy enjoying Chicago’s many amazing restaurants with her husband and 2 daughters.

Meet Our Friendly Staff
We have a fabulous office staff who likes to have fun at work. Each member of our team is highly qualified with pediatric dental knowledge and experience. We all have a love for working with children and are committed to making your visit to our office enjoyable, pleasant, educational and one you will speak highly of to others.

Amanda - Treatment Coordinator

Amanda was born and raised in Elmhurst and grew up loving the area. She has been working in the dental field since 2010. The opportunity arose for Amanda to take a job at a general dental office and she knew right away she loved the field of dentistry, but she missed working with kids. Amanda previously worked in a daycare and has always enjoyed working with kids. She was thrilled to continue her passion for dentistry in our pediatric dental office. She has four kids of her own and a wonderful husband. She loves all things DIY. Outside the office, Amanda and her family love the outdoors, and their black lab, Ivy.

Michelle - Office Manager

Michelle has been working at Elmhurst Dentistry for Kids since January 2016. With many years of customer service experience, she thrives on building relationships with patients and parents, and making each child feel like our office is their dental home. She loves working with the team/staff we have to provide our patients with a great experience each visit. Outside of the office you can find her relaxing reading a good book, or spending time with her nephews.

Maritza - Head Assistant

Maritza has been in the dental field since 2011. Before starting at Elmhurst Dentistry for kids in the fall of 2016, she previously worked in a general office. Maritza enjoys working with kids and her goal is to always make them feel at home at the office. She's sure to get a smile out of even our most challenging patients. Maritza lives in Elmwood Park and loves to spend as much time as possible with her family, especially her kids. They like going to the Brookfield Zoo and going out for breakfast together!

Camille - Dental Assistant

Camille has been working for Elmhurst Dentistry for Kids since the summer of 2015. She is currently a senior at York Community High School, and resides in Elmhurst. Camille is planning on pursuing a career in dental hygiene in the near future, and is still on the hunt for the college of her dreams. Outside of the office, Camille loves to hang out with her Shih-Tzu/ Maltese mixed dog, named Stanley. Also, five to six days a week you can find Camille Irish dancing or reading Harry Potter books.

Stephanie - Dental Assistant

Stephanie has been in the dental field since 1998, and she’s been at EDFK since early 2017! Stephanie has worked in general dentistry and in orthodontics, but she loves the pediatric setting. Dentistry has always been a passion of hers, and working with kids is her favorite. “Making kids feel comfortable and excited to come to the dentist is my #1 goal.” Stephanie was born and raised in Aurora and currently resides in Bensenville with her husband and four kids. When she isn’t taking her kids to their school sports team events, Stephanie and her family enjoy doing Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu competitions.

Sara –Professional Relations Coordinator

Sara is a native Floridian who relocated to the Chicago area in Spring of 2012. Sara has been in the dental field since 2008 and is super passionate about pediatric dentistry and easing any dental anxieties children may experience when at a dental office. While most of Sara's experience has been hands on and clinical she is very excited to make her way into the community to spread the word about how passionate we all are about providing the best care possible for our patients. In her spare time Sara enjoys traveling, reading and enjoying everything Chicago has to offer.

Lisa – Front Desk Coordinator

Lisa had been working in the dental field since 1998. She loves working in dental field making people and their families feel welcome Lisa has been living in Glen Ellyn since 2011with her two sons. She loves watching them play sports which keeps her busy outside of the office. When she is not working you can find her at the baseball field or at a wrestling match. She is a huge Cubs fan and loves to travel!

Dany – Scheduling Coordinator

Jess – Dental Assistant

Jessica graduated Triton College in 2014 with a Dental Assistant Certificate. After working at a general dental office for quite some time, she realized that her favorite part about working in the dental field was working with the children! Jessica loves helping children overcome their fear of the dentist and strongly believes that a child’s dental health is an important aspect of their life. On days off she enjoys going out with friends, spending time with her family, and hanging out with her cats Max and Oliver. Jessica is interested in attending school again to become a Dental Hygienist in the future!

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311 N. York St.
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

Call us at (630) 833-1166

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