October 29, 2020

Seekonk Dentist Named Among “10 Under Ten” by the Massachusetts Dental Society

Recognition highlights impact of new dentists on dental profession

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Southborough, Mass.—September 8, 2020—Dr. Luri Lee, a general dentist practicing with Seekonk Dental in Seekonk and Kraft & Schrott Dental Associates in Boston, has been recognized among the 2020 “10 Under Ten” by the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS). Established by the MDS in 2005, the annual 10 Under Ten list highlights new dentists in Massachusetts and their diverse impacts on the dental profession.

To qualify for the recognition, dentists must have graduated from dental school within the past 10 years, be an MDS member, and have made significant contributions to the profession, their community, and organized dentistry.

Dr. Lee, who initially had plans to pursue medical school, decided on a career in dentistry after spending a summer shadowing her family dentist while in college.

“I went and instantly knew this was what I wanted to do,” Dr. Lee said. “It allowed me to pursue not only my passion to help others, but also to be an artist.”

In her day-to-day practice, Dr. Lee now says that she especially loves new patient exams, particularly when the patient has a history of dental phobia.

“Besides practicing great dentistry, I think one of the most important aspects of our profession is educating and building trust with our patients,” Dr. Lee said. “Having someone who initially came in with fear but who leaves your office with a smile is immensely satisfying.”

A native of Brookline, Massachusetts, Dr. Lee graduated from Boston University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in biology. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), graduating summa cum laude in 2016.

After dental school Dr. Lee completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at GSDM, where she gained advanced training on procedures including but not limited to fixed and removable prosthodontics, esthetic dentistry, implant planning and restoring, and endodontic and periodontal procedures.

At Seekonk Dental, Dr. Lee practices along with Dr. Frank P. Casarella, whom she met while volunteering together in Panama during her third year of dental school. She and Dr. Casarella recently returned to Panama for another volunteer trip earlier this year.

In addition to the MDS, Dr. Lee is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Boston District Dental Society.

The dentists are featured in the Spring 2020 issue of the Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society, and they were honored earlier this year in Boston at the Yankee Dental Congress® 2020, New England’s largest meeting for dental professionals.

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