Dr. Edward Lee was born in Queens and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. While attending high school at Poly Prep in Brooklyn, he excelled in his studies while competing with the soccer and wrestling teams. Later at Tufts University, Dr. Lee earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics. During his four years of undergraduate study, Dr. Lee also took an active role in the community as a liaison for campus events and helped planned the entertainment for everything from fraternity parties to basketball games.
After graduating from Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Lee spent another four years in Boston at Tufts University’s School of Dental Medicine. He continued to use his leadership abilities as a mentor for his younger peers. His capacity for understanding procedural ideas as well as his exceptional eye for detail and skill made him a valuable resource for his peers and classmates. Dr. Lee continued to take an active role in his dental community as a member of the national dental fraternity, Delta Sigma Delta, and served as president of the Asian Dental Student Alliance.
Following dental school, Dr. Lee completed a general practice residency at the prestigious Veterans Association Hospital in Brooklyn, just steps away from his high school. There he met his wife, a Maryland native, who is also a dentist. On their days off, Dr. Lee and his wife can be seen running around the neighborhood chasing their toddler son.
For Dr. Lee, the needs of his patients come first. He sees patient education as a vital component of his clinical philosophy and continues to promote optimal dental healthcare for all his patients. He believes seeing the dentist should be comfortable and enjoyable, so he takes great pride in trying to make comfort a reality for people of all ages.
Dr. Lee is a Board-certified orthodontist and an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics.
Dr. Richard Lee grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with his brothers, Edward and Nicholas. He attended Poly Prep, where he graduated at the top of his class and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society, a national scholastic honor society. Dr. Lee went on to study at Columbia University in New York City earning a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies. (Yes, film studies!) Dr. Lee worked in the film and television industry as a producer for a street magic TV series that aired in 45+ countries prior to becoming a dental healthcare practitioner.
After fulfilling an artistic goal in the film and TV industry, Dr. Lee was ready to continue his path toward his ultimate passion of being a healthcare provider. He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University) for four years, where he served as president of the student government, ASDA chapter president, and president of the Asian American Dental Club. Dr. Lee served as liaison on multiple committees concerning policies and operations at the institution.
Dr. Lee also had the chance to act as a mentor during his time at UMDNJ. He served in multiple school programs speaking and interacting with high school and college students interested in the field of dentistry. Dr. Lee graduated dental school with an induction into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a prestigious national dental honor society, and awards including the Award for Exceptional Interest in the Development in the Orofacial Complex from the American Association of Orthodontics.
Following dental school, Dr. Lee would stay at UMDNJ for another three years to complete his orthodontic residency. There he trained in all the various aspects to provide optimal orthodontic treatment to his patients. Dr. Lee continued his position as mentor, lecturing about the field of orthodontics and participating in panel discussions with other dental specialists. Dr. Lee served as chief resident during his last year in residency.
Dr. Lee is driven in his work knowing not only the functional benefits possible with a proper occlusion but also the emotional benefits of improving a person’s smile.
Dr. Jaehee Joanne Yoon was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Rockville, Maryland with her family when she was in the sixth grade. She graduated from University of Maryland where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in Human Development from the College of Education.
Dr. Yoon continued her education at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2013. She completed her specialty residency training in pediatric dentistry at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Yoon has always enjoyed working with children, even during her teenage years. She volunteered as a student tutor in college and participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. During dental school, her fondest memories are participating in various programs such as the Special Olympics, Give Kids Sight Day, and Give Kids a Smile.
She strongly believes in prevention and education; good oral hygiene habits that are learned at an early age are imperative to cavity prevention and the overall health and development of the child. With her warm and gentle demeanor, Dr. Yoon strives to build a trusting relationship with each individual child and family to foster a positive and cooperative attitude towards dentistry.
On a personal note, during her free time, Dr. Yoon enjoys reading, watching movies, and participating in a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, jogging, and even skydiving!
Dr. Dorothy Rose Lorenzo is a board certified oral maxillofacial surgeon and native New Yorker, born and raised in Staten Island, NY. She completed her undergraduate studies with honors at Iona College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Dr. Lorenzo then obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2006. Upon graduation, she continued her dental education and completed a general practice residency at the Manhattan VA Hospital.
Dr. Lorenzo discovered a passion for surgery and was accepted into the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training program at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in Jamaica, Queens. She received rigorous and extensive training in maxillofacial trauma and reconstructive surgery and provided excellent care throughout the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx at Mary Immaculate Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, Jacobi Medical Center, North Central Bronx Hospital and Jamaica Hospital until her completion of residency as Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Chief Resident at Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center in 2011.
Dr. Lorenzo has remained on staff at Brookdale Hospital since her residency completion and has been instrumental in training future oral & maxillofacial surgeons at this institution. She also carries membership to local and national professional affiliations, including the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, NY State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Lorenzo is highly trained in maxillofacial trauma, corrective jaw surgery, dentoalveolar surgery including third molar removal, and dental implant surgery & reconstruction.
Outside of surgery, Dr. Lorenzo is an avid lover of food and wine. Her and her husband enjoy weekends exploring the restaurant scene in both New York City and in the Catskill Mountain region. If the weather is right, you might even find her snowshoeing about town.
As both a New York City trained surgeon and a native New Yorker herself, Dr. Lorenzo is uniquely equipped to serve the many individuals and diversities of NYC with professionalism, compassion and excellence.
Growing up in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Alejandra has experienced the vast culture that New York has to offer, with her mother from Ecuador, and her father from Honduras. She shares that her passion for dentistry is elevated by the exceptional work environment she is surrounded with at Park Slope Dental Arts. When Alejandra is not helping patients with their insurance, she can be found studying at Kingsborough Community College, or at home enjoying Netflix, and practicing new make-up and hair techniques.
Born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Angela knows our neighborhood like the back of her hand. Interacting with patients is the highlight of her day at Park Slope Dental Arts, especially when she has the opportunity to keep them well informed. When Angela is at home, she is soaking up time with her daughter, and enjoys reading biographies and listening to a wide variety of music from the 1920’s to present.
Elvina found her home at Park Slope Dental Arts all the way from Russia! A graduate of Hunter College in 2016, Elvina has been a dental assistant for the past five years. The most satisfying element to Elvina’s day is seeing the smile that a patient has after a procedure, and being part of a patient’s often life-changing journey through dentistry. During the weekends Elvina can be found trying many different food cuisines, exploring new cultures, traveling, and learning about art history and architecture.
Agata hails from Poland, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Management in Rzeseow, Poland in 2001. After she moved to New York, she completed the dental assisting program at The Dental Auxillary Training Center. The best part of Agata’s day at Park Slope Dental Arts is the opportunity to interact with people every day, and being able to help them feel better through healthy oral care. During her time at home, Agata enjoys traveling, reading, and watching movies.
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