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Dr. Ernesto Lee introducing the S.M.A.R.T. method to the profession for the first time during the 2017 Academy of Osseointegration Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Ernesto Lee introducing the S.M.A.R.T. method to the profession for the first time during the 2017 Academy of Osseointegration Meeting in Orlando, Florida.


Dr. Lee is a native of Panama, where he graduated summa cum laude and class Valedictorian at the University of Panama. He subsequently completed specialty training in Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis/Fixed Prosthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. 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 discriminating and quality conscious patient base.

Dr. Lee is married to Dr. LynAnn Mastaj, an orthodontist; and proud father to Michael, a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; and Mackenzie, a student at the Episcopal Academy. The family resides in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.


Dr. Ernesto Lee is an internationally renowned Master Clinician and innovator in the fields of Implant and Esthetic Dentistry. He is a dual trained specialist with a 20+ year academic career, during which he has served as:

  • Director of the prestigious 4-year Penn Periodontal Prosthesis/Fixed Prosthodontics Postdoctoral Program from 2007-2017.

  • Director of the Penn Postdoctoral Implant Fellowship.

  • Clinical Director of Penn Postdoctoral Periodontics.

  • Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

  • Director of the Dental Implantology Center at Temple University.

  • Visiting Professor in the Esthetic Dentistry Program at New York University College of Dentistry.

Dr. Lee is one of the Delaware Valley’s pioneers in Implant Dentistry, having founded the Temple University Dental Implantology Center in 1989, the first of its kind in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. As Director of the Penn Perio-Prosth, Perio and Postdoctoral Implantology Fellowship, he has taught advanced techniques to specialists from around the world.

An accomplished author and prolific speaker, Dr. Ernesto Lee counts with over thirty publications to his credit including the 3rd Edition of Dr. Ronald Goldstein’s best-selling “Esthetics in Dentistry” co-authored with Drs. Ron Goldstein, Stephen Chu and Christian Stappert. He has given more than 200 presentations to professional organizations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, lecturing at the the most prestigious professional meetings and before the leading organizations worldwide, including:

  • Academy of Osseointegration.

  • American Academy of Periodontology.

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

  • European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

  • American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

  • International Symposium on Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

  • Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics.

  • Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD).

  • Italian Academy of Osseointegration.

  • Spanish Society of Prosthodontics and Stomatology (SEPES).

  • Spanish Society of Periodontics (SEPA).