About Us

Dr. Ernesto Lee is an internationally renowned master clinician and educator.  He is the developer of the S.M.A.R.T. Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting Technique, a revolutionary procedure that will redefine the future of bone grafting procedures in Dentistry.  

Dr. Lee is a Clinical Professor and Director of the prestigious Periodontal Prosthesis program at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Dr. Lee is the former Director of the postdoctoral Implantology Fellowship at Penn.

In 1989, Dr. Lee founded the Dental Implantology Center at Temple University, the first of its kind in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. He is also a former visiting Professor in the Advanced Esthetic Dentistry Program at New York University.  Dr. Lee is the author of several publications and has presented over 200 lectures throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Since 1995, Dr. Lee has been in private practice in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; a Philadelphia Main Line suburb. As a dual trained specialist in both surgical and restorative therapy, Dr. Lee limits his practice to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry, with a special emphasis on Esthetic Dentistry. Since its inception, the elegant state-of-the art facility has continuously welcomed a discerning, quality conscious clientele; with patients often referred from out-of-state seeking Dr. Lee’s expertise.

Dr. Lee’s career as a clinical educator spans a 20 year period. In addition to overseeing the training of approximately 35 residents at Penn, Dr. Lee also founded the Penn Implantology Continuum, which has provided Implant Dentistry training in Asia and Latin America for the last 4 years.  In further pursuit of his passion for teaching, Dr. Lee built an education annex adjacent to his private practice, where the Elite Center was founded for the purpose of offering high quality, clinically focused Implant and Esthetic Dentistry continuing education courses. 

For the last 3 years, Dr. Lee’s work has been focused on the development of bone grafting techniques to treat the most complex cases.  His efforts have culminated with the development of the S.M.A.R.T. Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting Method, a novel bone grafting technique that uses a laparoscopic approach to provide better results, with less pain, less swelling, and fewer complications than traditional open flap procedures.  S.M.A.R.T. will dramatically change the way jaw bone grafting is performed.