Formoso Dental
David Lee, DDS:
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Formoso Dental
David Lee, DDS
New York, NY (Midtown East, Murray Hill)













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: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Fred R. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to David Lee for about 3 years now. he is the utmost professional and has cured me of a life long fear/hatred towards dentists. David is a really nice person, he is honest, sincere, and is not all about the money. he and his staff will work with you to make sure you get the right care in a manner that makes it affordable. i spent a lot of time with him as he remade my smile completely. i have heard nothing but compliments on how great my teeth look, especially when you know how some people look like they have chicklets for teeth after a major smile overhaul. David gave me a more confident and less shy smile. i couldnt be happier, and certainly couldn’t have a better dentist, although at this point, i consider us to be friends as well. his staff is great. yvvone, his main assistant is the most lovely and friendly woman ever. she always makes me feel right at home and welcomed, never rushed. the last good part is it is on the 69th floor of the Chrysler building, with breathtaking views of Manhattan. if you are gonna get drilled, which no one likes, at least go to a place like this with caring professionals and a great view. they also take dental save insurance which is awesome!!

Darin Nathan (Source: Google)


Dr Lee is always clear in what he is going to do. He explains everything properly and makes sure one is comfortable before proceeding with his work. Painless and efficient, great manner and professional work ethic. Also Yvonne, his assistant follows up and preps perfectly. Office, cleaned and immaculate. Highly recommended.

Helena M. from Long Island City, NY (Source: Yelp)


I have gone to Dr. David Lee twice (once for a check-up and cleaning and another time for a filling) and both times he was very kind, professional, and quick. I’m not a big fan of going to the dentist and he made sure to make me feel extremely comfortable. He sits with you for a few minutes beforehand to explain your options and how he will do the procedure. He also tells you what he does as he does it which I found very comforting. Both of my routine appointments were quick and painless. The front desk ladies are also very kind and they take their time with explaining the costs, insurance coverage, and payment next steps. They also emailed me my itemized receipt when I requested it. As an added bonus, his office is on the 69th floor of the Chrysler Building and has incredible views of the Manhattan skyline. As a side note, Dr. David Lee does not do oral surgery, but if you are looking for a great oral surgeon, I 100% recommend Dr. Robert Dolman!

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


FYI – my Dad is a now retired Dentist and actually interviewed my new dentist and confirmed on the course of treatment and co-reviewed the X-Rays with Dr. Lee. That’s how confident and cool Dr. Lee is, to be willing and actually enjoy talking shop with my Dad. 5 years later – I couldn’t have made a better choice in my new dentist. Dr. Lee is a fantastic dentist. He’s talented and doesn’t push you to do more than is necessary. They don’t overcharge (in fact, they even waived the nominal amount insurance wouldn’t cover for me). The location is amazing (top of the Chrysler building, giving amazing views through the windows while getting a cleaning is pretty unique). The staff is incredibly friendly as well. No one likes going to the Dentist, but with Dr. Lee, you are in great hands.

Ashlee Nunez (Source: Google)


Dr. Lee + his dental assistant are the BEST! I actually look forward to coming to the dentist because they treat everyone like family. He is thorough and always explains everything in detail. He is the only dentist I trust! If you ever have any questions about billing, Dr. Lee and his team always give you a detailed breakdown and help you figure out the best time to start any work you might need to maximize your insurance. Highly recommend!

Jennifer G. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


best dental experience ever-! ive finally found my dentist in nyc-! Ive gotten my wisdom tooth out, cavity foxed and much more-! the office is super clean, has great ciews and the office staff are all so nice and attentive-! dr.choi doesnt rush you and makes sure you are comfrtable and understand what is meeded and will be done-! Definately will recommend dr. choi to everyone that i know-! My fear of the dentist is now officialy gone-!

Mei Z. from Bear Stearns, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee and his staff are very experienced and very professional. One of the nurses, Leola, is great – I went there for a cleaning and she was extremely thorough and has great care for her patients. Highly recommend going to see Dr. Lee for cleaning and any dental work that you may need.

Freddy Ang (Source: Google)


Dr David was super gentle and patient when it comes to treating my teeth. I had to replace my filling and he did a superb job. Didnt even feel the first needle injection as he applied some numbing cream before and took the time to wait until it took its effect, unlike some other practice I experienced in the past. He explained everything clearly and the office was very hygienic. This is the reason why I keep coming back to the place eventhough it is quite a hike from my home.

C L (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Lee since I moved to NY in 2012. He is very gentle and caring, the staff is welcoming and always smiling. The offices are always well kept and scheduling is easy and straight forward. From my annual cleaning to doing a canal, I trust that Dr. Lee and his staff will always make sure I am feeling comfortable and taken care of in the best manner.

Christine A. A. (Source: Google)


I have been seeing Dr Lee for over 5 years. They just moved to their new modern space on 40th Street. The staff is always courteous, they usually see me promptly, they are responsive and Dr Lee is very helpful. He answers questions and explains what’s going on with my teeth. Dr Lee is also very helpful working with my insurance to help me get covered.

Melissa Perry (Source: Google)


I can’t say enough good things about Dr. David Lee and the staff here. He is professional, trustworthy, and cares about his patients and his staff are equally reliable and always make sure you are well taken care of. I am terrified of dentists but I’ve been coming here repeatedly because he takes the time to talk through and explain the procedures and always does a great job with everything from a simple cleaning to a root canal. Highly recommend!

C L (Source: Google)


Best dental experience in my life!!! Like most people, I hated going to the dentist. They’re always rushed and they do procedures without even asking or explaining things very well. But Dr. Lee and his associates made me feel very at ease. They took the time to answer all of my questions and helped me weigh my options after the x-ray. During the procedure, they communicated what they were doing at every step. And they were always concerned about my comfort level which made it almost painless. A good bedside manner really makes all the difference! The office is brand new and with updated equipment. I HIGHLY recommend him if you’re looking for a great dentist in Midtown.

Neema Fotoohi (Source: Google)


I went in for a cleaning and some x-rays since it had been a while since I’ve gotten a check-up. I don’t have dental insurance and Dr. Lee was very affordable after getting some quotes from a few other practices. The minute I walked in everything was simple and easy. The hygienist was great and Dr. Lee himself was great as well. The x-rays were pretty quick and painless, and his diagnosis was pretty thorough. I had some staining on the bottom incisors and he was able to get rid of it pretty easily. My bottom teeth are a bit crooked and he explained some of the implications of getting orthotics but that it may not really benefit me since it could involve both rows of teeth getting work done. First time a dentist told me this isn’t necessary even though I had thought about doing something like SmileDirect Club (was good to hear his honest assessment). Overall, really good experience and I’ll be back again.

Jay Em (Source: Google)


Needed extensive dental work (deep fillings) that were pretty hard to see what was going on. I had been to 3 dentists before this and one dentist told me I needed 4 root canals, another told me she would fill them and changed the diagnosis to crowns after realizing I wasn’t using insurance (more money for her) all without looking in my mouth! Dr.Lee took X-rays of the 4 teeth I was concerned about, Examined my mouth and ultimately assured me only one tooth needed a root canal (which I knew of already) and the other 3 could be filled. He was very nice and answered all my questions as I was a nervous wreck and his dental assistant was patient and held my hand during my shots. I’m extremely happy with this practice and I recommend to anyone who has trouble trusting a dentists opinion or feels as though dentists have tried to rip them off. Dr.Lee is not after money, but the best treatment plan for his patients. Very relieved to have found him!

Gregory Hardin (Source: Google)


Never any confusion, visit begins promptly with no waiting and the hygienists are pleasant, professional and talented. Dr.Lee is excellent. He is pragmatic and reassuring exuding a calm that extends to the patient . All the work I’ve had done has been great and I’ve had no problems . Anxiety free, prospective detail visits are something to look forward to .

Arlene Bonhomme (Source: Google)


Dr. Lee and his staff are professional, warm and inviting. The office is very nice and well kept. What I love most is that they always have me in and out in under 45 mins and booking an appointment is super easy and there are very early appointments and evening appointments which is convenient for working professionals. They really respect your time and always start on time. I no longer work or live in the area but I make it a point to continue to go to Dr.Lee’s office twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. His care is unmatched and is a true gem.

Mark A. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. David Lee is a kick-ass dentist!  Although i needed an extraction, it was one of the best visits to the dentist I’ve ever had.  He explains everything so concisely and gives you options so you can decide how to proceed.  He is easy to talk to, has a great sense of humor and he really cares.  The receptionists and assistants are wonderful too!  Even though I have only been there once (in June), the appointment maker actually remembered me when I scheduled an appointment for my wife.  I was shocked… in a GOOD way!  She reminded me that I am due for a cleaning.  Terrific people all the way around and Dr. Lee is the ABSOLUTE BEST!  I am not a big fan of going to the dentist, so that should say a lot.

Jane M. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


I agree with Liza C.’s positive review. I hate going to the dentist more than anything and I had a great experience with Dr. Lee. After my procedure I called his office with a follow-up question, expecting to leave a message, and he got on the phone and talked to me for 10 minutes himself. He is a fantastic dentist and I am definitely going to keep going to him!

Carlo L. from Jersey City, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Best dental experience in my life!!! Like most people, I hated going to the dentist. They’re always rushed and they do procedures without even asking or explaining things very well. But Dr. Lee and his associates made me feel very at ease. They took the time to answer all of my questions and helped me weigh my options after the x-ray. During the procedure, they communicated what they were doing at every step. And they were always concerned about my comfort level which made it almost painless. A good bedside manner really makes all the difference! The office is brand new and with updated equipment. I HIGHLY recommend him if you’re looking for a great dentist in Midtown.

Gina Gabbard (Source: Google)


My husband and I have been seeing Dr Lee for several years now. He and his team are so professional and extremely friendly. They genuinely care about their patients and provide the highest level of service and great care. Dr Lee makes going to the dentist as pleasant as it can be and in the time of COVID, their protocols create as safe as an environment as one can get during a pandemic. I highly recommend.

Marylyn Guzman (Source: Google)


Dr. Lee has been my dentist for YEARS. It is because of him I no longer have fear of dental visits. He is always available and responsive. Yvonne is the cherry on top. She is the sweetest and kindest assistant. She provides a huge sense of comfort as well. I am so confident in Dr. Lee that I am FINALLY getting Invisalign. Can’t wait for my new smile.

Roamer R. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee and his staff are very capable, knowledgeable, professional and friendly.  The office is clean and they do not overbook like other dental offices which make you wait sometimes over an hour past your scheduled appointment.  They also seem to accept most insurances and do not push you to undergo unnecessary treatments.  Quite frankly I hope to never have to look for another dentist ever again.  Dr. Lee and staff simply put are the best in town.

Liza C. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist ever. Dr. Lee is friendly, easy to talk to and really does a great job. His staff follows suit. They are all very accommodating and truly concerned with you having  a good experience. Everyone does their best  to make you comfortable and they do a thorough job. I love that when ever i go in they greet me by name- it a nice personal touch.

R Z. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


I picked Dr. Lee because I needed an in-network dentist not too far from my apartment.  I was so pleasantly surprised.  His office is on the 69th floor of the Chrysler building, and he did my cleaning (himself, not his assistant) while I enjoyed an amazing view of the city.  The cleaning itself was extraordinarily fast.  The x-ray and cleaning together probably took 30 minutes – the fastest I have ever had one.  Since noone likes spending a long time at the dentist, this was a big plus.  My husband came in to have two cavities filled, and he was in and out in 40 minutes TOTAL, i.e. including check-in, payment, etc.  I’m really happy to have found this dentist and definitely recommend him to anyone looking for someone new.

Edward F. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


I’m a civil servant who has GHI for dental coverage usually when I visit an in network provider I feel they are rushing me in and out of the office trying to make their money on the volume of patients they can see but this was not the case with Doctor David Lee. He took the time to make the best dental impressions he could so that my crown would come out perfect, he got on the phone with me directly when I had some questions regarding the temporary tooth he put in, and he would explain the process to me step by step, as he worked on me, which put me at ease as their were no uncomfortable surprises. Doctor David Lee takes the time to do the job right and will continue to receive my business.

Saruoora (Source: Google)


Took me years to find Dr. Lee, and so glad I did. Have been a patient for 9 years now. Dr. Lee and Yvonne are always so friendly and courteous. I always look forward to seeing them for my bi annual cleanings. It is so comforting to know my teeth are well taken care of. Highly recommended, 5 gold stars.

Stephanie Wissinger (Source: Google)


Began going to Formoso Dental and Dr. Lee at the recommendation of a friend, and remain thankful for the recommendation. Great office staff, thorough procedures, just about as pain-free as you can have, everything explained thoroughly for you. The new office does not have the great views of the old one, but it’s clean and modern and easy to get to.

Moe & David (Source: Google)


Left my last two dentists because I was unhappy with their “chair side manner,” not explaining things, and ordering procedures without checking on the cost to me. Formoso’s staff is top! All friendly, and they give you all the details so you can make decisions about your care. They are great about checking your insurance and helping you plan ways to get the work you need with minimal or no out-of-pocket expense to you. I’ve been with them a while now, and would never switch.

David Murray (Source: Google)


I had been told twice by a previous dentist that nothing was wrong, but I was having pain more and more often. I called Dr. Lee and was offered a same-day or next-day appointment. I was seen right on time. Dr. Lee carefully investigated my complaints and ultimately diagnosed a hidden fracture. He spent a full hour with me, explained everything he was doing, and treated me on the spot. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

Edward Moss (Source: Google)


I had a consultation and treatment with Dr Lee today – 6/11/15 He was very professional, comprehensive and had a clean office with up to date equpiment. He studied the xrays that were taken and explained to me the findings. He performed a complete dental examination and did a thorough but gentle cleaning of my teeth. He instructed me on preventative dental care. I will return for another cleaning/check up in six months. His dental assistant and receptionist were friendly and caring. Thank you Dr Lee

Vipul Singh (Source: Google)


Had my first ever dental appointment with Dr Lee in December, and got my teeth cleaned. He recommended I come back for a deep cleaning, which I did today. Both experiences have been great. The hygienists were both very friendly, and kept me calm. They would always inform about what they were going to do next, and keep asking if I was feeling pain, pressure or sensitivity, so they could act accordingly.