Dr. Andrea G.Y. Lee
Dr. Andrea Lee grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from McKinley High School in 2001. She went on to achieve her BA in English from the University of Hawaii Manoa in 2004 and received her DDS from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2008. Dr. Lee joined her father, Dr. Melvin Lee, at his dental practice soon thereafter, and when he retired in 2010, continued his legacy by providing gentle dentistry with an emphasis in soft-touch care.
Dr. Lee is most passionate about giving her patients a personable, comfortable dental experience and beautiful restorations. She continues to learn and implement the newest dental techniques because she genuinely cares about the quality of dentistry she provides and is conscientious about giving her best to her patients. Her critical eye and adept problem solving skills are instrumental to helping all patients achieve their best smile. On a personal note, Dr. Lee’s interests include reading, writing, art, and spending family time with her husband, two young children, and dog.
Dr. Philip H.L. Nguyen
Dr. Philip Nguyen grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma and graduated in 2002 with a B.Ad in Finance from the University of Oklahoma and received his DDS from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2008. Dr. Nguyen specifically cares for Invisalign treatments, endodontic procedures, and surgical extractions, along with general dental procedures. Dr. Nguyen is passionate about new dental technology and improving his technique to continuously better his patient’s experience in the chair. Outside of dentistry, he enjoys olympic weightlifting, cooking and eating out, and spending time with his family.
Momi has been with our dental practice for over 20 years, since September 1991. As our receptionist, she is responsible for administrative duties regarding scheduling appointments, insurance estimates, explaining treatment plans, and is one of the first friendly faces you will see at our office . Let her expertise and experience help you with any questions regarding your visit to Smile Honolulu. Momi loves to relax with a beach BBQ with her family and friends, and spend time with her daughter shopping and doing crafts.
Audrey is our office manager and has been with the office since its inception in 1975. Her responsibilities include managing insurance claims, communicating with the laboratories, and keeps our office running smoothly. If there is a special concern that you may have, she will be a great person to ask! Audrey’s experience at dental coordination and innate knowledge about insurance plans, care credit, and financial considerations have helped many of our patients navigate through their treatment options at our office. In her spare time, Audrey enjoys crocheting, knitting, and watching Korean soap-operas, as well as seeing her grandchildren grow.
Sasha has been with our office for over two years and has blossomed into a seasoned dental assistant. Her responsibilities include assisting both doctors during dental procedures, taking x-rays, as well as maintaining clean and stocked operatories. Sasha’s gentle, kind demeanor and excellent chair side abilities help keep patients comfortable and greatly improves their dental experience. When she’s not working, Sasha likes to watch movies, go to the beach, cook, hike, shop and travel.