Meet The Doctors
Michael Lee, DMD
Specialist in Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis
Dr. Lee is only one of a handful of dual specialists in the nation trained in providing both the surgical and restorative aspects of dental treatment. With his expertise and guidance, you can develop a comprehensive dental plan and ultimately make informed, confident decisions. Why is this important? This unique qualification allows Dr. Lee to create a seamless transition between the different phases of treatment and allows the patient the comfort of having one doctor to treat all of their needs.
Dr. Lee is a board-certified periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Education and Training
- University of Pennsylvania, dual residency in the specialties of Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis
- NY Presbyterian Cornell Hospital, general practice residency in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, DMD, earned the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
- Cornell University, BS in Cell Molecular Biology, with honors
Dr. Lee belongs to the prestigious ITI Study Club in NYC comprised of the top specialists in the city. He is also currently on the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Interview Committee.
In his past life, Dr. Lee was a thrill seeker. He has gone skydiving, bungee jumping, canyoning, ziplining, and on a safari to Tanzania. He also enjoys biking, snowboarding, and playing golf. But nowadays, his thrills come from watching his two young sons Maddox and Devin growing up.
Erica Elward, DMD
Dr. Erica Elward comes to us from the great state of Michigan. She is extremely passionate about dentistry and takes pride in the excellent care that she provides. Dr. Elward is proficient in all phases of dentistry including cosmetics, root canals, extractions, periodontal work, and crown and bridge. She is also Invisalign certified.
Dr. Elward graduated cum laude from Temple University School of Dentistry. Prior to that, she received two Bachelor of Science degrees from Michigan State University in Physiology and Nutritional Sciences. After Temple, she completed a general practice residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Dr. Elward is committed to continuously learning the latest technology and best techniques. She invests heavily in continuing education and has taken courses at the world renowned Pankey Institute, through Spear Education, and the Aesthetic Advantage program at NYU. She is a proud member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, and New York County Dental Society.
In her free time, Dr. Elward enjoys playing volleyball, bowling, traveling, and her daily crossword puzzle. She currently lives in Brooklyn and loves exploring the city and trying new things.
Brian George, DDS
Despite his New York City incarnation, Dr. Brian George was born and raised in Kentucky and graduated at the top of his dental class at the University of Louisville. Following dental school, Dr. George completed a general practice residency at the VA Hospital in Denver, CO. There, he received intensive training in restorative dentistry including crowns, bridges, veneers, the placement and restoration of dental implants, endodontics, periodontal treatment, removable dentures, and oral surgery.
Dr. George takes particular pride in performing cosmetic procedures and Invisalign treatment for his patients. Prior to moving to NYC where his wife is in residency to become an orthodontist, Dr. George was in private practice in Nashville, TN.
Dr. George and his wife live in the UWS with two dogs Maggie and Mila, whom they dote upon. In his spare time he enjoys running and biking in Central Park, skiing, practicing yoga, and trying new restaurants. Dr. George has a warm personality, great sense of humor, and an unmatched chairside manner that keeps his patients comfortable and at ease. But how do you get Dr. George riled up? Just bring up the Kentucky Wildcats!