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. Cheryl is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. She was a touch-it-all child at the dentist and was completely fascinated with all the cool tools and gadgets. She had her eyes set on being a dentist at a young age. Her dreams came true when she was accepted into an accelerated program, which allowed her to become a dentist in 7 years instead of 8 years. Even with an accelerated curriculum, Dr. Cheryl graduated Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She then graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and was top 10 in her class allowing her to be inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
It was then in her General Practice Residency in Newark that she found her passion for treating children. Dr. Cheryl still fondly remembers treating a scared little girl where she was able to channel her long-lost creativity and make an appointment full of sleepy teeth, sugar bugs and princess castles. She continued on her journey to pursue her pediatric dental training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and served as chief resident in her second year. She is also a recipient of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Richard C. Pugh Achievement award for scoring in the top 3% of the written boards.
In her spare time, Dr. Cheryl enjoys going to concerts, watching movies, baking and traveling the world one country at a time. She is also passionate about giving back and volunteering her time to provide dental care to underserved populations. For the past 5 years, she has become an essential part of an outreach group that travels to Guatemala annually to treat the population who otherwise has no access to dental care.
Dr. Cheryl understands that every child is special and needs tender love and care tailored to their individual needs. She takes a conservative approach to dentistry and believes that prevention is the most important goal in dentistry. She strives to give every patient a fun and positive experience to pave the way for a lifetime of happy and healthy smiles!
Dr. Careen Fletcher was born and raised on the island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She moved with her family to New York City at the young age of sixteen. Being the oldest of three Dr. Fletcher was a natural caregiver and this instinct lead her on her professional journey. With her warm smile and gentle touch, Dr. Fletcher goes to great lengths to make everyone feel safe and comfortable during every visit.
Dr. Fletcher graduated from Rutgers University in 2003, then known as the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Completing her residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn where she earned hands-on experience in their operating room and emergency department, handling cases both big and small.
With a dedication to excellence, Dr. Fletcher is constantly expanding her professional knowledge with continuing education courses and has become Invisalign certified.
Dr. Fletcher is always looking to keep her mind stimulated whether it is with the latest crime novel or discovering the best local brunch spots and would love your suggestions for either.
Dr. Yu cherishes the time that she gets to spend with her enthusiastic young patients and their families. Though Dr. Yu’s greatest joy is in helping bring out a child’s best smile, aside from her years of experience she also has a repertoire of Mom jokes to help with this.
A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Dr. Yu went on to finish her Dental education at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, before leaving her home state to attend her residency in Brooklyn. While in New York Dr. Yu began serving children in foster care and in at risk communities and discovered a passion in pediatric dentistry that she could not deny. Furthering her education at the One Brooklyn Health, Brookdale Medical Center and serving as chief resident in her second year, Dr. Yu was excited to bring her expertise and passion to the Park Slope neighborhood.
Now having spent nearly a decade in the Park Slope community with her husband and two boys, Dr. Yu loves to spend her free time with her family in the local parks or at many of the other family friendly community hot spots, or sitting down with her family to try out a new recipe. She is particularly looking forward to when her boys are old enough to join her in her community service efforts, so they too can see how much one can gain by giving.
Dr. Sergei Kuznetsov is a board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (ABOMS). He completed his undergraduate studies in US History and Pre-medical sciences with honors at Columbia University’s Morningside Campus. Then he earned the DDS degree at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and has matched into residency at the LSU Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in New Orleans. There Dr. Sergei gained valuable experience taking care of patients with various needs, including dentoalveolar, trauma, TMJ, pathology, and orthognathic conditions. While in residency, Dr. Sergei also completed two research projects studying oral carcinoma and volunteered his time in the annual Mission of Mercy program. After successfully finishing the training at LSU, he moved to Brooklyn to work in private practice. Dr Sergei joined Park Slope Dental Arts team and is pleased to serve the local community, offering the full scope of the specialty. Dr Sergei makes his priority to improve patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction with treatment outcomes. In his spare time, Dr. Sergei Kuznetsov enjoys teaching future oral and maxillofacial surgeons as an attending at New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center and at Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
Outside of his professional life, Dr. Sergei enjoys reading history books and spending time outdoors. Together with his wife, Anastasia, they are raising two children named Alma, who is currently in preschool, and Rui, a toddler. Dr. Sergei Kuznetsov takes great pride in serving the Park Slope community.
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.
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.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Eva comes to Park Slope with a passion for dentistry. She loves every aspect of her job, though fuel for her passion is seeing the positive impact she makes on her community one smile at a time. This mother of three doesn’t have much free time in her off-hours, Eva loves spending time cooking up savory treats, relaxing with friends, or checking out the latest I-pod apps.
Nothing makes Victoria happier than seeing a patient who is so happy with their smile that they can’t help but share it with the world. It’s because of this, that our native Brooklynite decided to enroll in the Dental Hygiene program at New York City College of Technology after already earning a degree in Economics from Hunter College.
Victoria Loves the outdoors and can be found hiking or traveling at any chance she can get. Though when the weather isn’t permitting, having a cozy night with Netflix or heading out for drinks with friends can be just as enjoyable.
Kalina is an explorer by nature. Whether she is traveling to a new city, trying new foods, or connecting with new people and exploring the intricacies of the human experience. Having been born into a large and loving Vietnamese-Chinese family, the joy of giving and community were instilled into her from a young age. It is for that reason that Kalina is currently studying Psychology at Stony Brook University with post-graduate plans to pursue further education in nursing.
Elizabeth is a Dental Assistant from Queens, New York with a Cuban heritage. She is currently studying Pre-Dental Biology at New York University and will graduate in 2025.
Elizabeth’s favorite part about her job is her patients and coworkers. When she’s not brightening smiles at work, you’ll find her on the field, playing lacrosse.
At the age of two, Rui Wen moved from China to the United States, where she grew up in the
Lower East Side of Manhattan. Rui Wen started her undergraduate education at St. John’s
University for two years but transferred to CityTech when she found her calling for dental health
care and ultimately earned her degree in Dental Hygiene.
At Park Slope Dental Arts, Rui Wen appreciates an environment where she can not only build
and foster connections with her patients but also continue to learn and grow, ensuring that she
is providing the most up-to-date care to patients. With a firm belief in the power of good oral
habits, she enjoys guiding patients toward optimal dental health, which ultimately contributes to
their overall well-being.
When not in the dental office, Rui seeks solace and excitement on the volleyball court and loves
listening to and watching her favorite K-Pop group, BTS.
Amelbi grew up in Hollis, Queens, and hails from the Dominican Republic. She attended York College, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, and later pursued an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene at NYU. Amelbi has additional certifications in CPR.
As a dental hygienist, Amelbi’s favorite part of her job is educating patients about their oral health. Outside of work, Amelbi enjoys long walks in the park, visiting museums, and trying out new restaurants. She values spending quality time with her loved ones and cherishes the strong bond she shares with her mother and two brothers, one of whom she has been working with since he was 14 years old.
Amelbi is passionate about volunteering and serving underserved populations. She finds fulfillment in utilizing her skills and knowledge to help those in need of guidance.
Mariah grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She attended high school in Manhattan and graduated in 2017. Mariah’s favorite part of her job is creating bonds with the patients she assists.
Outside of work, Mariah indulges in various hobbies such as drawing and baking. She also cherishes spending quality time with her dog and taking leisurely walks together.
Galina, a dental assistant from Ukraine, grew up in her home country and graduated from high school in 2005. She went on to graduate from the Ivano-Frankivsk Medical University in 2010, specializing in dentistry. From 2010 to 2012, Galina did a two-year internship in specialty dentistry.
At Park Slope Dental Arts, Galina thoroughly enjoys working with her coworkers. She appreciates the friendly atmosphere of the office, the variety her job offers, and the continuous learning opportunities it presents.
Outside of dentistry, Galina enjoys spending her spare time cooking and baking.
Sofiia was born and bred in Ukraine. She attended Medical College in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, where she studied Pharmacy and graduated in 2014. Sofiia is currently attending English classes at Kingsborough College.
As a dental assistant, Sofiia enjoys the opportunity to communicate with patients. Outside of work, Sofiia finds solace in reading books and spending quality time with her pets.
Heaven grew up in both Brooklyn and attends John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where she studied Cell and Molecular Biology. In addition to her college education, Heaven is certified in BLS (Basic Life Support) and CPR/AED.
Heaven’s favorite part about her job is the high-tech and modern office environment. She appreciates the incorporation of pop culture references, such as Legos and hype beast.
Outside of work, Heaven engages in a variety of hobbies. She enjoys painting, playing video games (including Pokémon, Call of Duty, and Mario Kart), and feeding birds and squirrels at her house. She is an only child in a close-knit family and shares a special bond with her mother, who she strongly resembles. She also has a strong connection with her father, having grown up playing video games together. Her future aspirations include traveling the world and living in various countries rather than owning a house. Her envisioned adventures span countries like Italy, Greece, and Bora Bora, illustrating her desire for a vibrant and culturally diverse life. Furthermore, Heaven is genuinely interested in crime podcasts, TV shows, and books, showcasing her fascination with the subject. She is also an avid bird watcher.
Anastasia grew up in Russia before moving to the United States. She completed her high school education in Russia and graduated in 2022. Anastasia currently has an English and French tutor.
Being a Dental Assistant brings her great joy through the opportunity to learn how to communicate with people. Outside of her professional life, Anastasia enjoys hiking, practicing yoga, and spending quality time with her roommates.
Born and bred in Brooklyn, New York, Kate’s educational journey began at Saint Saviour High School. She is currently a student at Saint Joseph’s College, majoring in Health Administration and Speech. She is set to graduate in 2024. In addition to her ongoing studies, Kate is currently enrolled in graduate classes with the goal of earning an MBA by the summer of 2025.
Kate finds great fulfillment in her job particularly because she is part of a dedicated team that prioritizes assisting patients.
During her spare time, Kate enjoys visiting the beach, traveling, and spending quality time with her family. She has three siblings and holds the position of the oldest sibling. She belongs to a large family on her mother’s side.
Evelyn grew up in Sunset Park in Brooklyn. While she calls Brooklyn home, her cultural roots trace back to Mexico. Evelyn completed her high school education at Sunset Park High School, graduating in 2014.
In her role as an administrative professional, Evelyn learned how to multi-task. She finds joy in working with her coworkers and helping patients, striving to provide the best possible answers to their inquiries.
During her spare time, Evelyn enjoys spending quality time with her family, watching Netflix shows, getting her nails done, or enjoying outdoor activities like taking her sweet four-year-old son, to the park or going for a walk on a scooter. Her family holds great importance in her life, and the support and closeness she shares with her two sisters and her son are a source of joy and stress relief.
Emmanuel grew up in Queens, New York, specifically in Jamaica, while his family hails from the Dominican Republic. He is currently enrolled at City Tech, pursuing a degree in Architecture. He is expected to graduate in 2026. Alongside his academic pursuits, Emmanuel has acquired additional education and training, earning certifications in Autocad, Revit, and Rhino 3D modeling software.
One of Emmanuel’s favorite aspects of his job is the opportunity to interact with patients and provide them with personalized care.
In his spare time, Emmanuel enjoys building projects, such as motorcycles and cars, and utilizes 3D printing, 3D modeling, and drawing to bring his ideas to life.
Emmanuel’s family holds a special place in his life, and he has the privilege of working alongside his sister. Her infectious laughter and joyful demeanor add to the positive work environment they share.
Because we can’t wait to meet you. Contact your Brooklyn dentists at Park Slope Dental Arts today to get started on a lifetime of positive dental experiences.