Dr. Ernesto Lee is an internationally renowned Master Clinician, educator and innovator in the field of Implant and Esthetic Dentistry. He is a Clinical Professor and the former Director of the world famous Periodontal Prosthesis/Fixed Prosthodontics Postgraduate Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

Under Dr. Lee’s guidance, the Penn Perio-Prosth Program flourished, regaining its pre-eminence among teaching institutions, while gathering an international reputation for its unique approach to the treatment of patients requiring advanced reconstructive and implant therapy.

Dr. Lee is one of the most respected Dental Implant experts in the United States. He is the former Director of the Penn Postdoctoral Implantology Fellowship, teaching advanced techniques to other specialists from around the world.  One of the Delaware Valley’s pioneers in Implant Dentistry, Dr. Lee founded the Temple University Dental Implantology Center in 1989, the first of its kind in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.

Blending a unique combination of art with science, Dr. Lee has been internationally recognized as a leader in Esthetic Dentistry. He has lectured before the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the most prestigious organizations in the world. He is additionally a former Visiting Professor in the Advanced Esthetic Dentistry Program at New York University. His areas of expertise include implant, dentofacial esthetics, crowns, bridges and advanced reconstructions.


An accomplished author and prolific speaker, Dr. Ernesto Lee counts with over thirty publications to his credit; and more than 200 presentations to professional organizations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

In his quest for innovative clinical solutions, Dr. Lee developed the patent-pending S.M.A.R.T. Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting method.  This novel technique allows more predictable reconstruction of the jawbone, with less pain, less swelling, and fewer complications.  Dr. Lee subsequently founded S.M.A.R.T. Biomedical to promote education, innovation and public awareness in minimally invasive bone grafting approaches.

He is a native of Panama, where he graduated summa cum laude and was class Valedictorian at the University of Panama. Dr. Lee’s private practice is located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; a Philadelphia Main Line suburb. Established in 1995, it continues to provide world-class Implant and Esthetic Dentistry to a quality conscious clientele.

Dr. Lee is married to Dr. LynAnn Mastaj, and orthodontist; and is father to Michael, a senior at the Wharton School; and Mackenzie, a junior at the Episcopal Academy. The family resides in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.