Ernesto Lee

S.M.A.R.T. Biomedical LLC

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S.M.A.R.T. Biomedical LLC


Dr. Ernesto Lee is a Master Clinician and Educator with over 20 years of academic and private practice experience.  He is the developer of the S.M.A.R.T. Method, a novel Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting Procedure that enhances predictability, with less morbidity and fewer complications.

Dr. Lee was a Clinical Professor and the former Director of the Graduate Periodontal Prosthesis Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he also served as Director of the Postdoctoral Implant Fellowship and Clinical Director of Graduate Periodontics.  

Additionally, Dr. Lee has served on the faculty of the NYU Esthetics Program, and was the founding Director of the Dental Implantology Center at Temple University School of Dentistry. 

Dr. Lee graduated summa cum laude from the University of Panama, in his native country.  He holds dual specialty degrees in Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis/Fixed Prosthodontics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lee is the author of several articles and book chapters.  He is one of the editors of the 3rd edition of Dr. Ronald Goldstein’s Esthetic in Dentistry textbook, along with Drs. Stephen Chu and Christian Stappert.  Dr. Lee has dictated over 250 lectures, including presentations before the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, American Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Periodontology, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and International Symposium in Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Lee’s private practice is located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; within the Philadelphia Main Line suburban area, and is limited to Fixed Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry.  Dr. Lee is married to Dr. LynAnn Mastaj, an Orthodontist.  They have 2 children, Michael Harrison, a graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; and Mackenzie Marie, a freshman at the NYU Steinhardt School.