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.

 


Michelle - Treatment Coordinator

Hello, my name is Michelle. I have worked for Elkhart Dental Center since 2011.

I have been married to my husband Eldon, for nine years and have a daughter of my own, three step-daughters and three step-grand children.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.

 

Bridget - Treatment Coordinator

Hello, my name is Bridget. I started working for Dr. Lee in February 2016. I am currently a student at Indiana Tech studying to obtain my Bachelor's in Health Office Administration.

In my free time, I enjoy watching my 15-year-old son Tyler play baseball. I'm a St. Louis Cardinals fan. My husband of 22 years, Eric and I love to go wine tasting in our spare time.

 

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.

 

Jenni - Expanded Assistant / Front Office Representative

Hello, my name is Jenni and I've been working at Elkhart Dental Center since February 2006.I enjoy working up front as a receptionist and in the back as an assistant, it keeps things interesting!I'm proud to say I work at EDC because we provide exceptional service, and I know Dr.Lee is a great and honest dentist.

In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies, Chicago Sports teams (except the Sox) and binging on Netflix with my husband, Andy. I am also obsessed with my Shih Tzu, Marley -11 yrs old.

 

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.

 

Veronica - Assistant

What did theDentist get for an award?--- A little plaque---haha!

I'm Veronica. I love a good joke, and I'm all about making people smile. My family and friends are my world. During my free time, I love to eat, travel and play lacrosse.

Ever since I can remember I've had an interest in the Dental field. I came to Dr. Lee for an emergency appointment, and I immediately saw how well the patients are treated and the friendly atmosphere the office provides. I am very thankful to be given the opportunity to experience this career field first hand.

 

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 Meyer

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.

 

Elizabeth

Elizabeth - Hygienist

I'm Lizzie, and have been a dental hygienist since 2014. I enjoy spending time with my patients and creating a special bond with them while they're in my chair.

When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter out on the lake.

 

Marlene

Marlene - Assistant English/Spanish

Hello, my name is Marlene. I have been working at Elkhart Dental Center since April 2017. I enjoy what I do, every day I have the opportunity to learn more and grow.

In my spare time I enjoy yoga, listening to music, traveling, trying new things and spending time with family and friends.

 

Nicole

Nicole - Expanded Assistant

Hello, my name is Nicole. I have been a Dental Assistant for 24 years and cannot imagine doing anything different. I have only been Elkhart Dental Center since March of 2017.

When I am not working on teeth I enjoy time with my friends and family, fishing, kayaking, or anything outdoors. I have a Maltese dog named Rupert. He is a handful.

 

Anay

Anay - Front Office Representative
Speaks English & Spanish

My name is Anay. I joined Elkhart Dental Center in April of 2017. I love seeing all the BIG smiles everyday.

I have been married for 12 years. We have two wonderful kids. In our spare time we like to go racing.

 

Elsa

Elsa - Front Office Representative
Speaks English & Spanish

Hello! My name is Elsa, but I prefer to be called Abby. I am married and have a daughter who is four. I joined Dr. Lee's team in June 2017. I was born in Honduras and moved to Indiana 14 years ago. My favorite sport is soccer. I like to take walks in the summer with my family.

 

Melissa

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.

 

Loretta

Loretta - Hygienist

Hi my name is Lori. I started my dental career in 1984 as a chairside dental assistant. In 1994, I graduated with my degree in Dental Hygiene. I am happily married with 4 adult boys.

In my spare time I enjoy being outside gardening, fishing and spending time with family. I also enjoy scrapbooking, photography and DIY projects.