Bethesda Dental
Sam Lee, DDS:
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Sam Lee, DDS

Bethesda Dental
New York, NY (Murray Hill, Midtown East)

Bethesda Dental
Englewood Cliffs, NJ














A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

LaTrice D. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


Bethesda Dental is by far the BEST office I’ve been to! I recently had 3 wisdom teeth extracted and I have only taken ibuprofen for the first day. I am in NO pain, what so ever! After the extraction, I was talking to all of the amazing staff. I still cannot believe how well my surgery went. The office is absolutely beautiful and high-end with a mini bar for various types of juice and coffee. Everything is brand new and very clean, its very clear that hygiene is very important in the office. Before a procedure, they place you in a room with a full body massage chair to relax you. Dr. Lee is amazing and so gentle, he makes you feel comfortable the entire time. Carmen is so sweet and very attentive. I’ve been living in New York for about year now and am happy to have finally found a permanent dentist! They also have an amazing deal right now for a free whitening upon a FREE exam and cleaning. I recommend this place to all of my friends!!

Maddie Easley (Source: Google)


I am relatively new to the city as a recent college grad and was extremely nervous about finding a new dentist as I have major dental anxiety! Bethesda Dental was recommended to me by a friend and now I’m so grateful to her for doing so! Dr. Lee is incredibly knowledgeable and answers questions thoroughly. I’ve had a fair amount of dental work done in the past, so I was shocked when I went in for treatment at Bethesda Dental and experienced no pain from shots or drilling for the first time ever! The staff is also very generous with their time when it comes to answering questions and scheduling. Will be recommending Bethesda Dental to all my friends who move to the city.

Jason S. from Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


I’ll never go to another dentist again. Found out about them through a teeth whitening groupon a year ago and after a great experience, I returned for a cleaning and some more routine dental work. Dr Lee is the best. He was extremely sensitive to my comfort levels (especially as I had never had a cavity or novicane shot). The shots were PAINLESS, the work was completed fast , and I couldnt be happier. Let me also add that the facilities are top notch. The waiting room has a very modern and soothing vibe with a fish tank and a massage chair. Bottom line: Dr Lee is the best. He’s friendly and in short, he gets it. I have never had a better experience at any medical facility.

Natalie F. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee is the best dentist I’ve ever been to! I’m realllyyyy picky with doctors/dentists but Dr. Lee is awesome. He’s very honest, forth coming, patient & easy going. I appreciate this 1000% because most providers just want to sell you a dream & take your money. Not Dr. Lee. The staff is very friendly & helpful & the hygienist is super sweet! The office is extremely clean & modern. They even have free coffee & water when you walk in. I’ve been here twice so far & have never waited longer than 10 minutes .. unheard of in NYC. I will be starting Invisalign with him soon & I am so excited!! Look no further. This office is truly amazing.

Kuppi Coffee (Source: Google)


The best dentist I have been to in every regard. Sam and his staff are very accommodating and his service is top notch. Appointments are always confirmed and scheduling is very flexible. Sam takes every effort to properly treat and explain the procedure so I’ve always felt very comfortable in his care. He corrected the work of previous dentists and also extracted a wisdom tooth that was sitting close to a nerve without incident and with minimal discomfort.

Joyce K. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Sam is not only very honest and skilled but also super cool and has great bedside manner.  His cleanings are gentle!!!! It helps a lot when your dentist has a great personality! His staff is always very polite and kind as well. Awesome guy. Pretty women. I would trust him with my teeth and also my unborn children.

Charles P. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Definitely a great dentist. Dr. Lee is skilled, polite and knows how to run an operation. I’ve had to have 3 services over the past 6 weeks and each visit has been about as enjoyable as one can have at the dentist. Additionally, the staff is incredibly professional and talented. They’re punctual and efficient, and I always get reminder calls from reception 24-48 hours prior to the visit (with the offer to reschedule if needed). I’ve recommended Dr. Lee to my gf, as well as other friends in the area. The only downside is that they play nonstop Christian music which ain’t exactly my cup of tea, but doesn’t prevent me from coming back whatsoever.

Zachary Nielsen (Source: Google)


Each time I go here I have a great experience. Dr. Lee at Bethesda Dental is the best dentist I have ever had. He’s gentle (never have felt pain here) and really thorough (gives details on what he did and give great advice for how to improve). Very clean and professional office. Have recommended this place countless times and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great dentist in Manhattan. Must go here!

Wayne Van (Source: Google)


As said by every below, Dr. Lee is a great dentist in all ways and going there only gets better bc he is so nice and really cares to let you know whats going on with your teeth. all the little things he does (from his recommendations after your cleanings, showing you your x-rays, etc…) go a long way. highly recommended! cheers!

Karla A. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee is an artist. He is really skilled, patient, and kind. The staff at Bethesda are just as great. Everyone is super friendly. He uses state of the art equipment. His office is always immaculate. He even has a massage chair in his office too that you can use, if you have time. I never have waited long to see him. He is prompt to attend you. I never knew what it was to have a real cleaning until I started to go to Dr. Lee. I am glad I found his office!

Lelia T. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


I loveeeee this place. I can’t wait to get my dental insurance so I can come here officially! I accompanied my boyfriend here last time for cleaning and everyone was super professional and friendly. I know I know, it wasn’t my personal experience with Dr. Lee, but I made sure to ask for every detail afterwards. My bf has been soo bad with his teeth, I was so sure he had at least 10 cavities and 5 root canals. Turns out he didn’t have any root canals and only a few cavities :p Oh well. Lost that bet. Anyway, I first went there alone to see if they accepted his insurance. They were completely fine with me just loitering in their waiting area, while I tried to get more information about his insurance. After finding out that they did indeed accept it, they allowed me to make an appointment just one hour later, which was perfect. When we actually came at 3PM for our appointment, we had to fill out a quick form and then Dr. Lee brought him inside right away. From what he said, Dr. Lee was very gentle and made sure nothing hurt when he was pushing on certain spots. Since it was his first appointment in several years, a lot of cleaning and investigating had to be done. Dr. Lee was patient and did a wonderful job. The sweet girl at the front desk also offered me drinks while I waited for over an hour. They had a huge selection too, including the Starbucks Fraps that I love. Bethesda Dental has won me over. I didn’t think I’d like a dental place so much, especially based on my past experiences. While I can’t really review the dental work itself, I really did love all the little things they offered. Plus their office is beautiful, albeit small and cozy. I really hope that Bethesda will continue honoring their appointments on time since that is really one of my biggest pet peeves with dentistry. While they are not that popular now, I’m pretty sure it will get crowded in the future. But 5 stars for now!

Ray T. from Manhattan, New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


My first visit at Bethesda Dental for general visit.  Scheduling was easy and able to make appointment within one week.  Staff were very nice and called to confirm appointment.  Upon arrival, did not have to wait, except while completing my paperwork.  X-rays were done prior to meeting with Dr. Lee.  He did the cleaning himself and it was one of the most comfortable I have had at any office.  He advised me of what other work needed to be done and I did not feel pressured to do any non-urgent procedures.

Isis S. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee and his staff are really great and take all the fear out of going to the dentist. His staff are polite and professional and the operation seems to run like clockwork — I’ve never had to wait more than 2 minutes between checking in and getting into the chair. Dr. Lee himself is very gentle and efficient. He explains what procedures need to be done and why and will never push you to take on a more expensive or an unnecessary procedure.

Kasey R. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Thank God for Dr. Lee. Not only is he extremely kind and personable, but he is also one of the most competent and dedicated dentists I’ve ever had. What I find most impressive is that he doesn’t have dental hygienists in his office – he cleans each patient’s teeth himself. I have never had a dentist do that, and I really appreciate how ‘hands on’ he is. He also takes the time to answer my (many!) questions and really walk me through what he’s doing and why. Yesterday I went in to have a crown replaced after only two years because my previous dentist hadn’t sealed up the crown properly and there were pockets of air that allowed food to get stuck inside, causing the cavity. The whole procedure took about an hour because that same dentist had also used heavy duty cement and the crown couldn’t be ‘popped’ off – he had to grind down the whole thing first. Getting a crown isn’t a pleasant experience no matter who does the procedure, but Dr. Lee made sure that I had plenty of anesthesia to minimize pain and was also great about walking me through each step of the process. He wants to get it completely right so that each patient has the best possible care. I can honestly say that he is the best dentist I’ve ever had and I am so happy that I found him!

Grace O. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Seriously soooo glad I came here to get my chipped tooth fixed. I bit down on a metal chopstick in K-town and chipped my front tooth. It wasn’t too noticeable but I was still devastated since it felt like there was a saw in my mouth… I called Dr. Lee around 4:30PM and he was able to squeeze me on that day as his last patient. The price is SO reasonable (it actually ended up being $10 cheaper than what he told me on the phone), the staff is very friendly, and my teeth looks good as new (it only took 30min too). He took the time to explain everything and honestly I couldn’t have found a better dentist. I called about 4 different places before I decided on Bethesda and they were quoting double and triple what Dr. Lee charged me. 5 Star experience!

TP (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Sam Lee D.D.S is every dental patient’s dream. A detailed experienced and compassionate professional. A gentleman that listens to a patient and gives options for treatment when an issue or accident may occur. I have sent many to Dr. Lee and the accolades and grateful thanks are numerous. I proudly recommend Dr. Lee services to family & friends. P.S. staff and environment reflect his desire to assist patients ease and comfort with each visit.

Sara M. from Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


I am no fan of going to the dentist but Dr. Lee makes me want to keep coming back! After not going for a LONG TIME (we won’t mention how long, embarrassing) he made me feel at ease and was not judgmental at all. My phobia was from a prior dentist being a little too judgy during my college years.  He is honestly the best dentist I’ve ever been too, quick and skillful. Since finding Dr. Lee I’ll never skip a cleaning again.

Art V. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


I was recommended o come here by my friend that come here before for a root canal. And I’m glad that i have found this place, Dr. Lee is a very good dentist. He is very professional and direct about what is going on with your teeth. He takes his time giving answers to any question, made me feel very comfortable, I felt that I was in good hands. The facility is top notch, the waiting room is very cozy and modern. I will be back for sure.

Jess Peng (Source: Google)


Dr. Lee and his staff are excellent! As my general dentist he’s been taking care of my teeth since I graduated. He always makes sure that I understand what’s gonna happen before each procedure (the latest being a tricky wisdom tooth extraction) and explains in details about the to-do’s afterwards. Really appreciate all the good work

Giorgina L. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went in to repair a couple molars which fillings had worn out, sensitivity problem to be corrected, and cleaning to be done. I was greeted by friendly staff. The paperwork was taken care of quickly and efficiently. I was impressed by the state-of-the-art facility. The decor was lovely, and you could tell that here they were detail-oriented, which is what you want in a dentist. My waiting was brief, and I was seated in a dental chair with a beautiful view of the City. Dr. Lee explained to me thoroughly what he thought was the best treatment plan for me. He answered all my questions with sympathy. He was extremely gentle with his hands. He had a pleasant bed-side manner and great sense of humor. I’ve been to several dentists over the years, but my experience with Dr. Lee was certainly the best. I highly recommend Bethesda Dental.

Lisa C. from Ossining, NY (Source: Yelp)


A friend of mine recommended Bethesda Dental to me as I’ve been looking for a new dentist for quite some time now.  I cannot tell you how thrilled I am with my new dentist!!  When I got there, I was asked if I’d like to use the massage chair for a few minutes or if I’d be interested in a beverage.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember ever being so well treated in a doctor’s office before.  Very pleasant office and staff.  As for Dr. Lee, I found him very knowledgeable, very throrough and most of all, very gentle.  What’s also great is how close they are located to my office.  No more having to take days off from work for doctor appts.  I just walk over during my lunch break and that’s it.  I really am very happy I met Dr. Lee.  I’ve never said this before, but I look forward to my next dentist  appt!!  Thank you to you and your staff.  You took a lot of my anxiety away.

Amaryllis S. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee and his staff are great. Very professional and it is clear that Dr. Lee is incredibly knowledgeable. He is also really concerned with his patients’ comfort which is important – he really puts me at ease in that chair. 😉 They are also great about making sure to let you know what services are covered by your insurance. I highly recommend Dr. Lee!

Doremidoredo Doremifasol (Source: Google)


Sam fixed most of the teeth and did extensive surgery on a tooth extracting Cyst. Best dentist I’ve ever have been a patient of. To date post moving to west coast, some of the best rated dentist here don’t come close to careful prognosis and treatment that Dr.Lee provided

Kevin K. from Englewood Cliffs, NJ (Source: Yelp)


I can honestly say that I look forward to seeing Dr. Lee and his wonderful staff. Everyone is very welcoming and his office is very comfortable like an extension of your living room with the addition of a beautiful aquarium. Dr. Lee is a warm personality and makes sure you are taken care of as both a person and a patient. I normally have anxiety going to the dentist stemming from my childhood but at Bethesda I know I’m being taken care of by the best. I had my wisdom tooth extracted and despite my tooth being very firmly rooted in my mouth, I left with minimal pain and swelling.

Tina H. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


I am truly amazed by how professional and knowledgeable Dr. Lee is. He is truly talented and knows how talk to difficult patients like me and build my trust, as a patient of his. It also helped that he was referred by TWO people. Now my bf also goes to this facility. Fun Fact: I have fallen asleep during my difficult root canal….. At least twice during each session. The rest of the staff is great. So personable, fun and easy to talk to.

Lindsay L. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Bethesda dental is different. When I came in, their interior design was very nice. Great view, warm atmosphere. Dr. Lee was the best dentist I ever had. I had some cavities, and he took care of it without any pain. I strongly recommend Dr. Lee for people who scared of dentist. 🙂

Tricia W. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee is great! My appointments always start on time so I’m in and out. He has great bedside manner and is really efficient in all of the procedures. The people at the front desk are also really nice! That’s such a change from other offices where they just bark at you to fill out a form. Additionally, he has this really cool 360 X-ray in the office.

Daniel C. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


Much to my chagrin, I’ve gotten a lot of work done on my teeth over my lifetime.  So I’ve been to a myriad of dentists.  Bethesda Dental has by far the most pleasant office and a great staff (which are important if you have or had a bit of dental phobia, like me). Dr. Lee gets the highest marks on skill, communication and care.  I am always confident in his work and decisions on procedures.  He tells you what’s going on at every step and does everything with gentleness.  I actually enjoy going to the dentist now.  Weird.

Nori (Source: Google)


Dr. Lee truly cares of patient’s wellbeing. He sent me reminders to schedule periodic check up. (Though it kept on slipping my mind a couple of times, it did not stop.) He actually remembers the person and I feel he is one of the doctor whom one can build good doctor-patient relationship with in long term.

YunQi Xue (Source: Google)


Both Dr. Lee and his assistant are very nice. They really try their best to make it a pleasant experience every time. I also like the design of the place, and new technologies (such as filling the forms with iPad) they use. This part of the review is written over one year latter. I am still very impressed with the service and experience there. Dr Lee is specially patient. I never had a better dentist.

Jen W. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Hi All, I would very much like to highly recommend Dr. Lee and Bethesda Dental for their superior level of talent, service and professionalism. The staff is incredibly attentive, polite, and efficient. Whenever I walk into the office, I am greeted by the receptionist and impressed by the immaculate reception space, which is visually appealing as it is welcoming, with a very clean fish tank, a pretty Manhattan view, coffee, and my favorite, a Psalm 34:8 sign. Furthermore, Dr. Lee is the best dentist I’ve ever been to, hands down. He is extremely meticulous, efficient, gentle, and talented. He does the cleaning expertly and painlessly, and takes extra care to make sure you’re comfortable. My teeth feel very clean after it, and he gets to each area of the mouth. I’ve actually enjoyed each visit– and I’m a huge candy fanatic! Mostly, he just operates with high level of professionalism and service, and makes you feel at ease. If he has any recommendations teeth-wise, he does so in an encouraging and gentle way– not judgy at all. Additionally, Bethesda Dental uses new, state of the art equipment and the space looks very nicely renovated and clean. This is all very important when considering a dentist office! I very much appreciate the punctuality of the staff and the kind phone reminders before each visit. They also take care to schedule your next visit right away and write it for you on a card, which is very practical and helpful. To note, since I am extremely demanding and have high expectations for many things, I would really like to emphasize how sincerely grateful I am to have such a great dentist and staff. They really do deserve the praise. Lastly, as a Christian, I feel moved to give God the glory and to tell how He has personally moved through many of my office visits here. God is good and I feel do feel the Holy Spirit and His presence when I come here. Even if you’re not a Christian, might I still be able to speak to the admiration I have for Dr. Lee’s family for being missionaries in Bolivia? I am so touched to know that there are people out there sacrificing much to spread the good news, and I know they have helped countless children gain access to education, all through the grace of our Lord. I’ve come to really enjoy Bethesda, mostly because speaks to the beauty, the majesty, and the sovereignty of God. God is able, He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us (Ephesians 3:20). Thank you Lord, and to You be all the praise, the glory and the honor. For these reasons above, I cannot give a higher review.

Sufei Z. from Woodside, NY (Source: Yelp)


You will not regret seeing Dr. Lee. I’ve been coming to Bedestha dental for years and I’ve never had a bad experience. Dr. Lee takes time to get to know each patient, and he has a magic touch when it comes to making your dentist visit as comfortable as possible. His staff are also friendly and welcoming. The office is beautifully renovated with a great view of Lexington ave. There’s even a massage chair for you to relax in while you wait. I believe there’s a free teeth whitening promotion going on right now for new patients, so take advantage of that while you can.

Jessica W. from Queens, Queens, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr Sam and his staff are awesome! I’ve rescheduled my appointments due to my work schedule many times and they always try to accommodate me the best they can. Everyone there is super friendly and Dr Sam makes going to the dentist much less scary

Simone F. from East Village, Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


I think I’m set: After having found my hairdresser through Yelp! I have now also a come by an amazing dentist through Yelp! recommendations. I loved my first visit to Bethesda Dental! It was very easy to make an appointment through their website, I got the date and time I wanted and all within a few days. Appointments seem to be readily available! Upon arrival the receptionist was very welcoming and the office setting is very relaxing. I was in the chair without any wait time and when I met Dr Lee, he was very friendly and super professional! He checked in with my during the cleaning and did a thorough job. Since he found a little cavity – my bad! – I will have to be back shortly, but no fear here!

Yq X. from Mountain View, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr Li for over a year. As you may noticed, I don’t usually write reviews. Shame on me. ^_^ But Dr Li and his whole team really try their best to make the whole experience pleasant. The office is very clean, with state of art equipment, and a tank of interesting fish. Like many people, I don’t like going to dentist. But Dr Li is very patient and caring when he fixes your teeth. I had never had a better dentist.