About Our Doctors

At Jacobson & Tsou Orthodontics, we are proud to offer expert orthodontics in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL and the surrounding communities, including Skokie and Mundelein. Our skilled orthodontists take pride in serving patients with advanced orthodontic care, using only the highest quality orthodontic treatment techniques and procedures, including adult treatment, early treatment, and Invisalign. We strive to provide friendly, personalized care in a comfortable and relaxing office environment. Learn a little bit more about our doctors below! 

Get To Know Your Local Vernon Hills & Chicago Orthodontists

American Board of Orthodontics certification requires additional written and clinical examination and signifies the highest standard of orthodontic treatment, and is only granted to 30% of all orthodontists in the United States. We are proud that all three of the orthodontists in our practice are board certified.

Ronald S. Jacobson, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr_R_Jacobson.jpgDr. Ronald S. Jacobson officially joined his father, Dr. Bailey, in the practice in 1989, though he spent plenty of time there while he was going to school. As a little boy, he used to sit and watch his Dad prepare lectures on orthodontics and cleft lip and palate, and he made his mind up early to follow in his father's footsteps. Now he's pretty much leading the way.

Dr. Ron spent his undergraduate years at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He attended Northwestern University Dental School (Doctor of Dental Surgery) where he finished with a Master of Science in Orthodontics.

He taught in Northwestern's Graduate Orthodontic Department for 11 years as an associate professor until 2000 when the school unfortunately closed.

Dr. Ron thoroughly enjoys his 22-year participation as the orthodontic member of the Craniofacial Team at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago (now Lurie's Children's Hospital in Chicago) and continues to teach the residents in the orthodontic/craniofacial component of the Pediatric Dental Program. He also teaches as a visiting associate professor in the Graduate Orthodontic Department at University of Detroit Mercy Dental School and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 2005. He has published and lectured extensively, especially in the fields of cleft lip and palate, surgical prediction in orthodontics and practical use of computer technology. He even designed the orthodontic software that we use in the office.

Dr. Ron belongs to numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists and the prestigious Edward H. Angle Society. He is a past-president of the North Side Branch of the Chicago Dental Society and the Illinois Society of Orthodontists.

An accomplished musician, Dr. Ron plays drums, piano and guitar. In his free time, he writes, arranges and records music in his professional recording studio in the basement of his home. His wife, Mary, is an optometrist and together they enjoy travel and sports activities with their very busy children, Tyler and Rachel.

Raymond Y. Tsou, D.M.D., M.S.

Dr_Tsou.jpgDr. Raymond Y. Tsou was born in Taiwan and moved to the great Northwest, Seattle, Washington, when he was 9 years old. He went to Portland, Oregon to attend Reed College and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After college, he spent three years at the University of Washington performing wound-healing research, where he has numerous publications. Dr. Ray then attended Tufts University School of Dentistry in Boston, Massachusetts, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Society. Following dental school, he completed his orthodontic training and earned his Master of Science and Orthodontics specialty certificate at University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Ray became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 2007. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Illinois Society of Orthodontists, the Edward H. Angle Society, and the Chicago Dental Society.

Dr. Ray married his dental school sweetheart, Dr. Kelley McClure, who practices general dentistry in Chicago. They now live in the northwest suburbs. When Dr. Ray is not delivering smiles to patients, he enjoys golfing, playing tennis, and traveling. His traveling goal is to collect every Hard Rock Café shirt around the world.

Bailey N. Jacobson, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr_B_Jacobson.jpgThis team represents a wealth of orthodontic training and experience!

Dr. Bailey N. Jacobson is a native Chicagoan who knew he wanted to be an orthodontist from the time he was 12 years old. His Dad was a dentist on the north side of Chicago on the same corner for 50 years.

Dr. Bailey spent all of his college years at Northwestern University, first undergrad, then dental school (Doctor of Dental Surgery), and then graduate school in Orthodontics (Master of Science in Orthodontics). He began teaching in Northwestern's dental program even before his graduation. Afterward, he continued teaching and eventually became a clinical full professor of orthodontics a few years before the school was unfortunately closed in 2000. As an alumnus, he received Northwestern University's Service Award and later the Merit Award.

Dr. Bailey continues to teach as a visiting professor of orthodontics in the Graduate Orthodontic Department at the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, MI.

He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 1968 and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists in 1973. He was honored by the Illinois Society of Orthodontists as Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2001, and reached the pinnacle in 2004, when he received the Earl H. Shepard Award for Distinguished Service from the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, then added the Shepard Award for Distinguished Service from the American Board of Orthodontics in 2010.

Dr. Bailey has been a member of the Craniofacial Habilitation Team at Children's Memorial Hospital since 1960 and has lectured and published extensively, especially in the field of cleft lip and palate. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and has held offices in the past, including, serving as president of the Midwest component of the prestigious Edward H. Angle Society.

Dr. Bailey's pride and joy are his children Shari, a family therapist and his son and partner, Ron. But, what really turns his head are the words "Grandpa Bailey!" His four grandchildren are the real loves of his life next to, of course, his wife Ruth, to whom he has been married since 1955. In his free time, he's thinking about fishing.

Haitao Li, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

haitao-2.pngDr. Haitao Li received her dental degree from Capital University of Medical Sciences, in Beijing, China. She then studied in the area of bone biology at the University of Connecticut Health Center where she received her Ph.D. degree. She later attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she completed 3 years of orthodontic specialty training and received a Master’s degree in Oral Science. Dr. Li taught in Nova Southeastern University’s Post-Graduate Orthodontic Program from 2011-2013 as an associate professor.

Dr. Li published in multiple peer-reviewed journals on the topics of bone biology, osteoblast differentiation, tooth development and clinical orthodontics. She received the Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award from the American Association of Orthodontists in 2011; the Albert P. Westfall Memorial Teaching Fellowship Award from the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation in 2012 and most importantly, she received the honor of “Most Reliable Professor” given by the 2012 orthodontic graduate class at NOVA. She has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics since 2011.

Dr. Li is married to Qi, who has been her best friend since dental school. They share rooms with their three cats, Digua, Shiaomay and Tudou. Digua (sweet potato) was adopted in Connecticut and he believes he is the coolest cat in the whole world. Shiaomay (little beauty) was adopted in Chicago. Shiaomay is a people pleaser of all time. Grumpy Tudou (Potato) was adopted from Beijing. He reunited with them after 10 years of separation and 7,500 miles distance. Now they all live happily ever after. Dr. Li enjoys traveling and watching suspense movies. Her best wish is peace for human and animals.

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Our doctors and team are highly trained in cutting-edge practices to meet all of our patients orthodontic needs. Whether you are in need of clear braces in Chicago or Invisalign in Vernon Hills, we are excited to help you get started towards a healthier smile. If you have any questions, or to learn more about the treatment options we offer, contact us today! To schedule an appointment with us, give our office a call or fill out our easy online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!