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. 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.
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.
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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