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Dr. Ernesto A. Lee

Dr. Ernesto A. LeeDr. Ernesto A. Lee is the Director of the Postdoctoral Periodontal Prosthesis/Fixed Prosthodontics Program (Advanced Restorative Dentistry) and Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Since its inception 52 years ago, the Penn Perio Prosthesis Program has remained at the forefront of teaching institutions, gathering an international reputation for its unique approach to the treatment of patients requiring advanced reconstructive therapy. 

Dr. Lee is the former Director of the Dental Implantology Center at Temple University School of Dentistry, the first of its kind in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.  He is additionally a Visiting Professor in the Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry Program at New York University.  As a recognized leader in the field of dental esthetics, Dr. Lee brings a wealth of innovation to our practice.  His areas of expertise include dentofacial esthetics, biomaterials, dental implants and multidisciplinary protocols. 

Dr. Lee is a native of Panama, where he completed his dental school studies and was class valedictorian.  He subsequently migrated to the United States to pursue specialty training at Penn, where he earned dual degrees in Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis/Fixed Prosthodontics. 

An accomplished author, Dr. Ernesto Lee counts with over twenty publications to his credit; which have appeared in the Journal of Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry (PP&AD), The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, The Journal of Contemporary Esthetics, and the Journal of Collaborative Techniques in Dentistry.  He has also contributed and written chapters for the textbooks “Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry”, “Implant Surgery and Prosthesis: A New Perspective”, and “A New Approach to Bone Regeneration: Plasma-Rich in Growth Factors”. 

Dr. Lee is additionally a member the editorial boards of several dental journals, serves as an industry consultant, and dictates continuing education courses throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America.   A sought-after speaker, he has lectured before the most prestigious organizations, including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. 

Taking advantage of his many professional and industry affiliations, Dr. Lee brings world-class Esthetic Dentistry to the Philadelphia Metropolitan area, often partnering with leading dental technicians from across the United States and Europe to offer his patients the highest levels of technical expertise heretofore associated with cosmetic dentistry centers in New York City and the West Coast.

Dr. Lee’s is a collector of fine wine, antique furniture and decorative arts.  He enjoys music and spending any spare time with his family.