Empire Pediatric Dentistry is truly a special place for families. Established by Dr. Alice Lee, with her husband and partner Dr. Ron Chang, this state-of-the-art office was created with the safety and comfort of their patients and their families as a top priority.
As parents themselves, the doctors truly understand the needs of families in the NYC area.
At Empire Pediatric Dentistry, we provide personal, friendly dental care in a fun and caring environment for children of all ages. All of our doctors have speciality training in Pediatric Dentistry, with the expertise to help make going to the dentist a positive experience for all.
While growing up in San Francisco, CA, Dr. Lee wanted to be a dentist from an early
age. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Psychology
(Biological emphasis) and a minor in Asian American Studies. She then moved to NYC
to attend New York University College of Dentistry, where she was in the senior honors
program. After receiving her DDS degree, she completed a General Practice Residency
at the Brooklyn Campus of the Veteran Affairs NY Harbor Healthcare System. Dr. Lee
then completed a Fellowship in Special Care Dentistry at the Albert Einstein College of
Medicine Rose F. Kennedy University Center/Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation
Center (CERC), where she trained to provide dental care to individuals with special
needs, including severe developmental and behavioral issues.During her fellowship,
Dr. Lee realized she wanted to specialize in pediatric dentistry, providing dental care to all children, including those with special needs. After completing Pediatric Dentistry specialty residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Lee became actively involved in academics. She is currently the Program Director and Division Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center and is an Assistant Professor of Dentistry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to direct patient care, Dr. Lee plays an integral role of resident education, training the next generation of pediatric dentists, and conducting research in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Lee is also a member of the renowned Craniofacial Center at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore. In her spare time, Dr. Lee enjoys traveling and exploring the city with her family.
Dr. Chang was raised in Northern California. He graduated from San Jose State
University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. After working in the commercial
airline industry, he changed his career path and earned a dental degree from New
York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Chang completed a General Practice
Residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and was chosen
to be Chief Resident. Following residency, Dr. Chang was a dentist for The Children's
Aid Society of NYC, treating underserved children; there, he discovered his talent in
treating children and decided to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry. He received his
Pediatric Dentistry specialty training from Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore
Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Dr. Chang is also a partner at P&C Pediatric Dentistry in
Clifton, NJ and was an attending Pediatric Dentist and Clinical Instructor for Jacobi Medical
Center in the Bronx, NY. He has been voted one of New Jersey Family's Favorite Kids' Docs annually since 2011. In his spare time, Dr. Chang enjoys watching sports and spending time with his family.
Dr. Herman was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She attended Brandeis
University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and minors in
Chemistry and Sculpture. Dr. Herman went on to study at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her degree in Dental Medicine. Dr.
Herman then followed her dreams of becoming a Pediatric Dentist and moved to New
York to complete her Pediatric Dental Residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/
Montefiore Medical Center. During her residency she gained experience treating
children of all backgrounds, including medically complex patients, children with special
needs and immigrant families in need of a dental home. Shortly after graduating
residency, Dr. Herman joined Montefiore Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Dentistry. She has experience completing procedures under oral sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Herman is bilingual in English and Spanish. Dr. Herman lives in Manhattan and enjoys traveling, hiking, solving puzzles and afternoons in Central Park with her friends.
Empire Pediatric Dentistry
Empire Pediatric Dentistry | 365 West 25th Street | New York, NY | 212.255.4337 | 212.25.KIDDS | Alice Lee DDS | Ron Chang DDS
Empire Pediatric Dentistry | 365 West 25th Street, New York, NY | 212.255.4337 | 212.25.KIDDS
nyc children's dentist
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD)
College of Diplomates of the ABPD
American Dental Association (ADA)
New York State Dental Association (NYSDA)
Northeast Society of Pediatric Dentistry
“As a mom, I know how important it is to find the right health care providers for your children. And as a pediatric dentist, I realize the responsibility I have when a parent trusts me to take care of their child – this is very important to me. So I make sure every family that comes here is welcomed like you’re part of our family – with compassion, sensitivity and respect."
- Dr. Alice Lee