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.

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 20 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.



Janet - Front Office Representative

Hi my name is Janet. I have been working here at EDC for over nine years, I enjoy all the different faces we see day to day.

I'm extremely proud of my daughter who is in her third year at U of M and I have a Blue Heeler who loves to run and play. WhenI'm not at work I really enjoy being in the sun and having the family get together.


Yessica - Front Office Representative
Speaks English & Spanish

Hello my name is Yessica. I am glad to say my life has turned in a new direction since joining the dental field and this wonderful team at Elkhart Dental Center. Every day I learn new things and I am so grateful for this opportunity.

I enjoy spending time with my family and especially love waking up every morning to my baby's smiling face and watching him grow. It has become my best life experience.



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.


Natalia –Expanded Assistant
Speaks English & Spanish

Hi my name is Natalia. I am a Certified Dental Assistant. InMay 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 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 family functions, dancing and having a good time with family and friends.


Lyric - Assistant

Hello my name is Lyric, I am an assistant in the Denture department. I have been working for Dr.Lee for about two years now. I love learning new things and everyone I work with!

In my spare time I am a full-time mommy blessed with a baby girl and another one on the way, I have my hands full!


Ali - Assistant
Speaks English & Spanish

Hi, my name is Ali. I was a patient of Dr.Lee's for a long time before he gave me the opportunity to become part of the team. I am now very interested in the dental field and am very happy to be here.

In my spare time, I like to read and cuddle up next to my two doggies.





Luz - Hygienist
Speaks English and 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 and I recently got married to the love of life.


Deb - Hygienist

Hi, my name is Deb. I am living my dream. I wanted to be a Dental Hygienist since 8th grade. Wearing braces helped me decide which career path to follow. I've been a dental hygienist for 32 years and love watching the smiles and self-esteem of the patients transpire.

I've been married 34 years to my wonderful husband Bob. I have 2 sons that are both married and 2 grandsons. I enjoy spending time with my family. I am a die-hard Cubs fan; enjoy traveling, gardening and scrapbooking.



Melissa - Hygienist

Hi! My name is Melissa. I am new to the area but not new to dentistry. I have been a dental hygienist for 19 years in the Muskegon, MI area. I moved to Niles to be closer to my granddaughter. My main goal in dentistry is to make people comfortable while helping them keep their teeth for a lifetime.