Meet The Doctors

​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.


Who We Are


​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.

Dr. Alice Lee

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. Ron Chang

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. Annie Herman Perel

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.

Meet the Team

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

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Professional Affiliations

​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