Dental Staff

Dentist in Elkhart, IN

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff.

All our professionals at Elkhart Dental Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.


Dentist Elkhart IN | Dr. Lee

Dr. Sangyoung Lee

Family Dentist in Elkhart, IN

Elkhart Dental Center

Speaks: English & Korean

Hello my name is Dr. Lee. I graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry 1991. I have owned Elkhart Dental Center since 1992.

I have been a dentist for over 28 years and really enjoy practicing dentistry. It pleases me to help patients achieve their full smile. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family. I also like running and working out.


Dentist Elkhart IN | Dr. Lee

Dr. Samantha Lee ("Dr. Sunny")

Family Dentist in Elkhart, IN

Elkhart Dental Center

Speaks: English

Hello! My name is Dr. Samantha Lee, but I go by Dr. Sunny. I graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in May 2020. I am very excited to be joining the Elkhart Dental Center and providing care to the Elkhart community. In my free time, I enjoy playing with my dogs and spending time with family and friends. I love to smile, and I hope you do as well!


Dentist Elkhart IN | Dr. Lee

Dr. Grant Greif

Family Dentist in Elkhart, IN

Elkhart Dental Center

Speaks: English

Hello, my name is Dr. Grant Greif. I’m from Evansville, IN and graduated from IU School of Dentistry in May of 2020. I really enjoy working with patients and practicing dentistry. In my spare time I like to travel, play sports, and spend time with friends and family. I’m very excited to serve this community as a new member of the team.


Elkhart Dentist | Office Manager

Janet - Office Manager
Speaks: English

Hi my name is Janet. I have been working here at EDC since 2006, I enjoy all the different faces we see day to day.

I'm extremely proud of my daughter who is in final year at U of M and I have two Blue Heelers who love to run and play. When I'm not at work I really enjoy being in the sun and having the family get together.


Elkhart IN Dentist | Dental Office

Yessica - Front Desk Receptionist 
Speaks: English & Spanish

Hello, my name is Yessica and I’ve been working as a front desk receptionist here at the EDC since 2014.

I have been married for 9 years and my husband and I have two beautiful children. A son and a daughter whom we both love spending time with. In my free time I also enjoy baking and decorating cakes.


Monica - Accounts Receivable
Speaks: English

Hey there, my name is Monica I handle all of the incoming pay and process insurance claims.

I really enjoy the fun and fast pace environment here at EDC. In my free time I enjoy traveling, kayaking, and spending time with my son and daughter.


Luz - Dental Hygienist
Speaks: English & Spanish

Hello, my name is Luz. I graduated from Indiana University South Bend. I love my profession and helping patients improve their oral health.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family. I’m blessed with everything I need and thank God every day for everything I have!


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Deb - Dental Hygienist
Speaks: English 

 Hi, my name is Deb. I began my career as a Certified Dental Assistant (1981) from IUSB. I expanded my dream profession as a licensed Dental hygienist. Graduated from IUSB (1984) with an associate’s degree. I enjoy being a part of a great work team at EDC. The staff at EDC works hard as a team to make your dental experience wonderful. From educating, restoring and maintaining your teeth for a healthy smile. For relaxation I enjoy spending time with my husband, two sons and daughter in –laws and my three awesome grandsons. My hobbies include watching the Chicago Cubs, Gardening, Photography & traveling 

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Paige R - Dental Hygienist
Speaks: English 

 Hi, I'm Paige! I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the great work of Elkhart Dental Center. I love the field of dentistry. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling with the people important to me. I haven't been everywhere yet, but it's on my list. I love hiking and being on the water. I would like to eventually go back to school and continue my education because knowledge is power.

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Maddie - Dental Hygienist
Speaks: English 

Hi, I'm Maddie! I am fortunate to have a career that I love. I enjoy making connections with my patients and educating. Aside from teeth, I enjoy hiking, fishing, and playing guitar.

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Linda - Dental Hygienist
Speaks: English 

Hi, I'm Linda! I have been a hygienist in 3 states and enjoyed so many people. Now I am in Indiana with a lake and family. Life is good!

Susan - Orthodontics
Speaks: English

Hello, my name is Susan I enjoy assisting Dr. Lee with the orthodontia here at EDC.

It has been my lifelong passion to help better someone’s smile! My family and I enjoy working with the animals on our horse farm.


Hyesuk (Sue) - Treatment Coordinator & Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Speaks: English & Korean

Hello, I'm Hyesuk, but most know me by Sue. I've been in the dental field for over 25 years. I've been working here at the Elkhart Dental Center as an Expanded Functions Assistant/Treatment Coordinator and love what I do. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking and spending time with my beautiful family.


Natalia - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Speaks: English & Spanish

Hi, my name is Natalia. I am a certified Dental Assistant. In May 2008 I graduated from Indiana University of South Bend. I have been with EDC since December 2010.

Working here at the Elkhart Dental Center as an Expanded Functions assistant, we as a team provide patients with the best dental treatment. It gives me great pleasure to see and hear our patients appreciate our hard work and dedication to helping them improve their dental health needs. I also, speak Spanish and enjoy translating for our Hispanic patients. In my spare time, I enjoy going to functions with my fiancé Jacob. I love to dance and have a good time with friends and family.


Sarah - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Speaks: English

Hello, my name is Sarah. I am a certified expanded functions dental assistant. I have been at EDC for about a year.

I really enjoy meeting and helping patients with their oral health. In my spare time I enjoy going on adventures with my husband and my two beautiful girls.


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Charles - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Speaks: English 

 Hi, my name is Charles. Like most of the assistants here, I am a CDA/EFDA. I got into dentistry because I believe the only limitation is the mind. I love gaming, anime, and food. All the things I love involving one thing: art. I am a huge fan of art and as an EFDA, what better way to leave my signature than to place an amazing filling! In my spare time, I enjoy the things I love with my wife/best friend, who is a chef of all things and on her way to owning her own business in nails & beauty. Like in video games, the best loot in life is worth grinding for.

Ali - Dental Assistant
Speaks: English & Spanish 
 
Hello, my name is Ali. I’ve worked in the dental field for 7 years now. I started off in the office then transferred into a Dental Assistant. I’ve been a Dental Assistant for four years, and I’ve really enjoyed it. The little free time I get I enjoy traveling, playing with my two dogs and spending time with my daughter and husband.

Lyric - Dental Assistant
Speaks: English

Hello, my name is Lyric! I am a dental assistant in our denture department. I have worked for Dr. Lee coming up on six years.

I am a child of God and praising him for the life I have. I am blessed with two beautiful daughters who are my world! I also have furry babies who love my attention. Spare time? What is that?



Karla - Surgical Assistant
Speaks: English & Spanish

Hello, my name Karla. I am a surgical assistant here at the EDC. I have worked for Dr. Lee for a little over two years. I enjoy assisting Dr. Lee in the various amount of surgeries we do here at EDC in order to improve our patients oral health.

I am bilingual and enjoy being able to communicate with patients from different cultures. In my free time I enjoy dancing, shopping, going on road trips and watching movies with my 4 yr. old son and 1 year old puppy whom I was blessed with!




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Hillary - Hygiene Assistant
Speaks: English & Spanish 
 
My name is Hillary Samantha Magallon from South Bend, IN. During my free time I enjoy spending quality time with my one year old son, Hayden. Fun fact we have the same initials. We enjoy listening to music, watching anime and being outdoors on hikes. I also enjoy helping my parents at our family owned restaurant.

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Paige T - Hygiene Assistant
Speaks: English 

 Hi, my name is Paige. I have been an assistant for about two years now. I love meeting new people and helping educate patients on dental health! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, or hanging out at home with my two cats.


Hezir - Lab Technician
Speaks: English & Portuguese

I was born and educated in Brazil. I practiced dentistry in Brazil for 30 years - serving the community and a school sponsored by Germans.

I married an American nurse and came to the US to be close to her family. I have been working with Dr. Lee as a dental technician since 1997. I love working with this great team who does their best for every patient.


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Jessica - Sterilization
Speaks: English & Spanish 
 
Hi there! My name is Jessica. My responsibility is to ensure that each and every dental instrument is safe for future use. I know I could help keep patients safe in an indirect, but significant way. I like to oil paint in my spare time. I do a lot of painting. That is my love. I also enjoy the outdoors. It’s great to get away from the city every now and then and spend a bit of time in the great outdoors! 

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Hannan - Sterilization
Speaks: English 

 Hi, my name is Hannan. When I'm not at work, I enjoy the outdoors. During the warmer months, I enjoy going hiking and fishing, and when it starts to get colder, I like having bonfires with my friends!

Abby - Front Desk Receptionist
Speaks: English & Spanish

Hello there, my name is Abby! I started working as a front desk receptionist here at EDC in June of 2017.

I have two kids, a girl who is 7 years old and a boy who is 2 year old. I love to spend time with my husband and kids and I love to dance.


Ashlyn - Receptionist
Speaks: English

Hello, my name is Ashlyn I’ve been working here at EDC as a receptionist for over a year.

I enjoy greeting every patient as they walk through the door. My favorite past time is cuddling up on the couch with my Goldendoodle Zeek!


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Dulce - Receptionist
Speaks: English & Spanish

 Hi, my name is Dulce Hernandez. I’m from California. I enjoy spending time with my 3 kids, and I also enjoy dancing and shopping. I am a receptionist and love to welcome patients to our office. You will always see me smiling or laughing.

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Monday:

8:45 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:45 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:45 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:45 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:45 am-1:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed