Our East Providence, RI Dentist

Dr. Ryan S. Lee, DDS - Riverside Smiles


Family Dentist in East Providence, RI

Advanced Dentistry of Rhode Island

Dr. Ryan S. Lee, DDS, MPH, MHA, FAGD, FICOI is a double-fellowship credentialed dentist with postgraduate training in 1) implants, 2) sedation dentistry, 3) cosmetics, 4) adult braces/orthodontics, 5) snoring/sleep apnea, 6) oral oncology, and 7) full-mouth reconstruction. He lives in Canton, MA and is excited to serve the Providence, Riverside, and Barrington communities as your dental provider.

Aside from Advanced Dentistry of Rhode Island, Dr. Lee is currently Director of Dental Oncology at Great Hill Dental Partners (Boston, MA) and Chief Medical Officer of New York Center for Dental Oncology (New York, NY). From 2012-2015, he served as Assistant Professor with the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine at NYU College of Dentistry . Dr. Lee completed his Doctorate from New York University , graduating with honors and having served as President of the American Student Dental Association. Subsequently, he completed a General Practice Residency at Jersey City Medical Center (NJ), followed by a 2-year fellowship in Dental Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (NY). Prior to clinical training, Dr. Lee obtained his bachelor's at Northwestern University (IL) and master's degrees at Harvard University (MA) and A.T. Still University (MO), focusing on public health policy and management.

Since 2010, Dr. Lee has also served the nation as Captain in the United States Army - New York Army National Guard . In 2012, he had the privilege of visiting the White House and also meeting the Surgeon General. In service to his community, he travels to Haiti and Northeast Asia 2-3 times per year to lecture at medical/dental schools, as well as to provide free dental care for the underserved. He is a member of Grace Chapel (Lexington, MA) and sits on the board of For Hope International , a 501(c)3 charity committed to sustainable health improvement in Haiti.

Professional Dental Staff


Trudy, Leslie, Lori, and Meredith provide preventative care for our patients. They make even the most apprehensive patient feel at ease. They provide professional hygiene care and help patients to continue preventative care at home. They make the patients feel as if they were one of the family.  They have aII completed the dental hygiene training program and are licensed in the state of Rhode Island. Trudy has been providing care in this office for over twenty years. The staff participates in continuing education programs, both through local programs as well as state and regional seminars to keep abreast of developments in the dental field.

Dental Assistant

Karen is Dr. Lee's dental assistant. She completed the dental assistant training program prior to on the job training in the office. She likes to chat with the patients about a variety of topics as she seats the patient. Her manner helps to relax patients during appointments.

Front Desk

Even before you come into the office, Ann or Lindsey will assist you as you schedule an appointment for services in the office. Our front desk staff has been trained in general information about oral care as well as obtaining patient's dental insurance information. They will answer any questions you may have about your appointment as well as what to expect when you visit our dental office.  Haven't been to the dentist in a long time?  They understand that patients sometimes put off dental treatment due to any number of reasons. They will make you feel comfortable about becoming a patient in the office.