Urban Smiles Dental
Jin Young Maeng, DMD:
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Urban Smiles Dental
Jin Young Maeng, DMD
Chicago, IL













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday: Closed


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Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Sangwook L. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I received both minor and major dental services including root canal from Dr. Maeng. The return was nothing but full satisfaction. The facility is flawless and clerk is amiable. When you enter the office, you will see the one dentist who is full of meticulous skill-sets and judicious knowledge as well as careful consideration for your dental treatment. Sooner or later, yelp should upgrade the scale up to 10 stars for this location

K Lynn (Source: Google)


Best dental experience I’ve ever had! I’d rate Urban Smiles higher than 5 stars if possible. Dr. Jin and staff are super friendly and the office is clean and modern. Plus you can watch Netflix in the chair as an added bonus! I just had X-rays and a routine cleaning/exam at my first appointment here, but the process was unbelievably quick with zero discomfort. I used to dread going to the dentist but not anymore!

Gustavo P. (Source: Zocdoc)


Really got to down to business. I was in and already taking X-rays and then he’s telling me about my cavities that I didn’t know I had and breaking down how to approach them along with other problems. I was in and out with actual work down and I felt like it was a day accomplished.

Michael G. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been to see Dr. Maeng twice in the past 3 months and have had a fantastic experience both times.  I went first in June 2020 for a general semi-annual cleaning, and both Dr. Maeng and his staff were excellent: cordial, congenial, patient, thoughtful, and willing to answer all of my questions (I usually have a lot).  I had 3 cavities which Dr. Maeng filled and sealed – excellent job – have not had any issues in the past 3 months so far.  After my cleaning, I emailed Dr. Maeng to ask him for a dental rinse / mouthwash recommendation and he replied quickly with a very comprehensive answer.  I’ve since followed his recommendation and am pleased with my new mouthwash.  I went in to see Dr. Maeng for the second time in mid September 2020 because I had pain and swelling in my upper right gums / roof of mouth, likely due to hot and crunchy foods I had eaten the prior week.  I wanted to make sure there wasn’t anything serious or complicated.  Dr. Maeng took me as a walk-in, inspected the site of injury, provided his diagnosis, and answered my questions about the implications, all at no charge.  He instructed me to rinse with warm salt water and come back in 1+ week if it hadn’t resolved or started to subside.  I’m fully recovered and very thankful to Dr. Maeng for his expert advice and willingness to help.  This guy is spectacular: smart, knowledgeable and caring.  I’d recommend him to all of my family and friends in a heartbeat.  Oh, and the office is new, clean and tech-advanced.

Nadia Tate (Source: Google)


After moving to a chicago I put off finding a new dentist for a long time, but I’m so glad I finally ended up getting around to it and picking this place! I was a little nervous or hesitant the staff, high tech equipment, and overall atmosphere made it a great experience. I ended up needing cavities filled, and they were super efficient and quick. The dentist walked me through everything and made everything he was doing clear.

Cassandra A. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Just went today and I’m a huge fan! The staff is so friendly. Miriam greets you once you come in the door, Chris does a very thorough job as your tech with x-rays and cleaning (explaining every step!) And Dr. Jin is very personable and takes time to go through all the details of any issues with you. Very clean, brand new office. Super convenient location. I don’t drive but if you do, there’s a ton of parking. Highly recommend!

Nicole Coffey (Source: Google)


Dr. Jen and Chris were wonderful. I expressed that I have a serious fear of the dentist. Both were patient with me. They answered all of my questions. When I showed nerves Dr. Jen stopped to make sure that I was fine as well as make sure there was no pain. I highly recommend Urban Smiles Dental. The practice treats the patient first.

Nara K (Source: Google)


I was here today to get my wisdom teeth removed. Usually I don’t like visiting doctors , but this place is amazing, everything is so clean n high tech, doctor and his assistant were friendly, polite, they let me put some show on Netflix and were keeping me calm, cause I was scared. They really took good care of me. They done really good job. After I got home, couple hours later dr. Jin called me to make sure if I’m feeling okay, this is so nice of them, checking up on patients:) ☺️

Jonathan Tanawan (Source: Google)


I scheduled an initial cleaning and preventive visit here after a lapse in dental care due to being uninsured and I was very pleased with my experience. The office is very clean with a minimalistic style and I appreciated the air purifier in the waiting room. The dental hygienist charged with my care was excellent and the whole intake process was very smooth. Dr. Maeng was an excellent provider that explained all of the X-Ray findings and management decisions clearly and thoroughly. As a healthcare provider myself I was impressed by his bedside manner and steady hand that made a few years of deferred dental maintenance as smooth and painless of an ordeal as possible. I wholeheartedly recommend receiving dental services at Urban Smiles Dental.

Rebecca Szymczak (Source: Google)


The staff at this office are all very professional. They take proper Covid precautions and the office is very clean. The dentist himself exams and cleans your teeth so you know he is doing a great job. He explains any concerns he has and listens to yours. They let you watch Netflix while you’re sitting in the chair but you’re in and out anyway!

Esteban Orozco (Source: Google)


I want to thank Dr. Jin and his team. I was received immediately with a appointment, when most surgeons wanted 4-6 weeks wait time. I feel very appreciated that Dr. Jin squeezed me in his schedule. I had to remove a tooth because of tooth decay and wisdom teeth. 3 in total, out of 5 that I need to remove. Thank you Dr. Jin, you are highly recommended and very professional.

Jung Kim (Source: Google)


I had the best dental experience in my life with Dr. Maeng. I initially came in for my wisdom tooth extraction, however, with his on-site thorough x-ray machine, he identified another serious issue with my other tooth as well. I ended up having to pull out two teeth, however, he provided me with very detailed explanation as well as expectations and a healing process. He even turned on my fav show on Netflix to calm my nerves. I highly recommend this clinic to everyone. Everyone is nice, attentive and most importantly considerate of your time and feelings!

Emma Smith (Source: Google)


I went to Dr. Jin for the first time and I had to have an emergency procedure and he was the best dentist I have been to. I have some health issues and he was super gentle and made sure I was doing okay throughout the entire procedure. He followed up with me the text day, which you don’t usually get from a Doctor/Dentist. I would recommend Dr. Jin to everyone if I could! 10/10.

David Chung (Source: Google)


I had one of the best experience for dentist visit at Urban Smiles Dental. Staffs were very friendly. Receptionist and the assistant welcomed me and made me feel at ease.The office was spotless and has the latest technology/equipment. Dr. Maeng’s bedside manner was superb. He explained my condition with great detail with with images. He then provided me with several options and clearly explained the pros and cons. Very positive experience at a dentist office and would highly recommend Urban Smiles Dental.

Monika Kordas (Source: Google)


Guys, to preface this I have gone to my share of dentists over the course of my brief yet cavity riddled life. The office is modern and comfortable. There is Netflix to distract you and all the things to ease the process of having your teeth worked on. You don’t leave with wet hair or an uncomfortable bite. I give this dentist five stars.

Abriana S. (Source: Zocdoc)


Front office staff was very friendly and communicative. They were able to pull my forms from Zocdoc, which a lot of offices don’t bother to do. Chris was very kind and gentle during X rays and set up. Dr. Jin was also very communicative and kind. They were very understanding when i needed to take breaks and made me as comfortable as possible. Definitely recommend this office.

Michelle Lee (Source: Google)


I went to urban smiles for my regular check up yesterday. oh man, this office is so modern and beautiful. Staff were awesome too, made me feel so comfortable whole time. Dr. Maeng did my fillings and he was very thorough and gentle.I did not feel a thing. Can’t wait for my next appointment. thank you urban smiles!

Cole W. (Source: Google)


I was able to book an appt for the same day through Zocdoc. The office is beautiful, everything looks super clean and new. I ended up needing to get five fillings. Dr. Maeng and his dental assistant were both great! They very clearly explained everything they were doing, worked quickly and the procedure was nearly painless. Definitely recommend!

Saewon Hwang (Source: Google)


Every step was a great experience! 11/10! Dr. Maeng was very caring, compassionate and professional, and the Hygienist was also gentle and skilled. My cracked tooth came back perfectly in an hour! And this place has state of the art equipment as well as big screen TV with netflix. Would highly recommend to everyone.

Sonam J. from Hinsdale, IL (Source: Yelp)


So I already have a dentist that I go to in suburbs but I just went in to check it out since I work in the city and I am due for my 6 month cleaning.I met with the dentist and initial impression was well it’s a very young guy how much experience would he have. After I started talking to Dr Maeng I was shocked how much he knew and how much experience he has already, not only general dentistry but implants and braces/Invisalign. He was so nice and humble to educate me and show me around. Latest technology for implants. He was able to fit me in for a cleaning same day as well. He took mold of my teeth for Invisalign too. He has done both traditional braces and Invisalign for more than 6 yrs. I am very excited! What an amazing clean place with a great young dentist!

Salina R. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Trust all of the amazing reviews for Urban Smiles! I had my first appointment with Dr Maeng yesterday and it was probably the best dentist appointment I’ve ever had. Dr Maeng is kind, very understanding, patient and is overall great at what he does. I absolutely HATE going to the dentist and he made it an extremely pleasant experience for a change. You will not be disappointed. Also, the office was very clean, bright and modern. They did a great job decorating! Love that you can also watch Netflix while you’re getting your teeth cleaned. Don’t think I’ll ever go any where else for my dental appointments

Jonathan H. (Source: Zocdoc)


Honestly super impressed. They had a bunch of cool imaging tech I had never seen to show me pictures of my cavities before suggesting I get them filled which was very comforting because typically I am supposed to just trust whatever they say is in there. The doc was super communicative too. Will definitely be making this my go-to dentist, which I have not had since childhood

Anna Isabel (Source: Google)


Very happy coming here. Dr. Maeng and the staff are wonderful. ( This is coming from someone who has minor fears of dentists and who needs attention to certain issues with my teeth). I put off some work I needed done because I never felt right with my immediate past dentist. I finally was able to stop procrastinating since I started to come to Urban Smiles.

Danny Pantuso (Source: Google)


I really enjoyed my experience. First off, their equipment is the best I’ve personally seen. From the standing mouth X-rays that play classical music while they scan, to the plastic guard that prevents you from choking on tooth particles mid-drilling, they have tech that makes visiting a dentist much more bearable. After a quick prep, I got in the chair promptly and had 4 cavities taken care of in the time I’ve had 1 done by other dentists. My new bite feels great on the first pass, and I feel no pain the next day after my procedure which included more than one filling that was very deep, almost to the nerve. Precise and quick. Really great work. Couldn’t recommend more.

Young C. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I was looking for a dental office in my new neighborhood Wicker Park. I saw Urban Smiles opened last month and gave it a try. I’m glad I did. My experience at Urban Smiles Dental has been nothing short of phenomenal. Each aspect of this dental practice far exceeded my expectations from the facility, the staff (Miriam and Chris), to Dr. Maeng and all things in between. Every question I had was answered and each procedure was explained in full before they did anything. I couldn’t have asked for anything more than what Dr. Maeng and his team provided. I also appreciate the cleanliness, efficiency, and high-end technology being used at the office. The tools they used are advanced in technology – some that I haven’t seen at other dentist offices. The office is very conveniently located with free parking space and easily accessible via foot and/or the CTA. I highly recommend this place.

Sarah Betancourt (Source: Google)


Very fast and easy check-in. Their office is very clean and professional. The staff were friendly as well. The x-rays didn’t take long and the staff member did a nice job explaining each step I had to do. Dr. Jin was very nice and explained my x-ray results. My cleaning was fast and my teeth felt great afterwards. I recommend his office!

Jeff Yoon (Source: Google)


Took my whole family for a checkup. The appoint went smoothly for all of us thanks to their accommodating and modern office, friendly staff, and super care from Dr. Jin. He discovered a couple of trouble areas and took care of it on the spot without having to make additional appointments! He was very professional. He explained everything that was going to be done, and made sure I understood what would be done. Convenient location with ample parking space. Definitely a keeper!

Alecia Stephens (Source: Google)


Dr. Jin Young Maeng treated me for my first dental appointment in years. I had a chipped tooth with some discoloration that’d been there since I was about 11 years old. It’s always been such a massive insecurity of mine, and he fixed it in 20 minutes. It’s like it was never there. He absolutely changed my life. The atmosphere was very comfortable and I wasn’t as anxious as I thought I’d be going into it. The staff was also very kind and professional. They’re very good at their jobs. 10/10!

Hye Young Choi (Source: Google)


All the office staff members were friendly and Dr. Maeng was super kind, gentle, and professional. I’ve been yelled at and judged by staff/clinicians before, but there was none of that here and I really appreciated that, especially as a very anxious person. Dr. Maeng’s assistant (I’m sorry I forgot your name!) was good at explaining things and was gentle but efficient as well. Like others stated, the equipment and office space in general is modern and clean. I really hope they don’t change, except for the better, because I had a great first impression and I usually struggle to find dentists I trust. I highly recommend Urban Smiles Dental 🙂

Adriana Parrilha (Source: Google)


I was in pain, needed an emergency. I had a root canal and Dr. Jin was able to do it right away and in less then an hour, even being my first consult with him ever. I was super happy and amazed with the equipment that he has that made the process less painful and how fast and smooth the procedure went, besides the place has a nice and cozy interior design with friendly staff. Will be back for sure for everything that I need, including aesthetic treatments. Highly recommended.

Sheriff Steez (Source: Google)


Best Dentist in the area. I’ve been to multiple dentist to find the best fit, and Urban Smiles was the best. They make you comfortable first and foremost. Then they explain what work you need done, and why. After that, you get helped by very competent doctors and assistants who explain everything before they do it. They also break down the costs for you so you’re not surprised. All the tech is new too! Thanks guys

Lindsay Carroll (Source: Google)


Hadn’t been to the dentist in 2 years and decided on Urban Smiles mostly because of location. Friendliest staff and they let you choose what you want to watch on Netflix while you’re in there. Had my first cavity filled here – two actually – and was in an out within about 20 minutes. They also keep the front door locked to ensure only one patient in waiting room at a time as a Covid precaution. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a dentist.

Connie F. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Maeng is quick and effective while being thorough and understanding. He rapidly identified that I needed 4 fillings, clearly walked me through why they were necessary, how much they would cost, and what I could do to prevent further damage in the future. The fillings themselves were relatively pain-free. Highly recommend Dr. Maeng!

Sydney Geissler (Source: Google)


Urban Smiles Dental was so easy to make an appointment with, and so easy to check in, they even texted before my arrival to get all of my insurance information so they were ready for me when I got there. The staff was all very friendly and welcoming, the x-rays were fast and efficient. Dr. Maeng and his assistant were great at explaining the x-rays and course of treatment. I had 4 small cavities and 1 deeper one and it took about 20 minutes for everything to be cleaned and filled. I appreciated the lack of small talk during the procedure as well. The technology and Dr. Maeng’s skills made everything more comfortable than any dentist I’ve been to before.

Mayra 'Myra' Sanchez (Source: Google)


First time seeing a Dentist after so many years. I was greeted with such kind staff and MD. MD Jin was great in explaining what I needed for personal oral care and the procedure that I needed while also minimizing pain. I am not a fan of dentists but I felt comfortable and safe, at this office. Definitely recommend. I am due for 2 more visits, and hopefully would still be able to see him next year, if my Insurance allows it.