Creating Health Happy Smiles Is Mission of New Dental Practice

A Happy Smile Dental Office is now accepting new patients at their Route 26 location in Great Bend, just outside of Fort Drum. The practice and location is new and not so new all at the same time. A Happy Smile Dental Office has just completed the transition from the former Fondak Dental Office to the new dental practice under the ownership and direction of Dr. Andrew Nguyen. Dr. Nguyen had worked alongside Dr. Jeffrey Fondak since April of 2015.

Dr. Nguyen earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University, College of Dentistry in 2001. Dr. Nguyen has practiced dentistry in California and New York. Before joining Fondak Dental he worked as a contract dentist on Fort Drum serving our soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division for the past ten years. “I was honored to serve those who bravely serve our country. I moved on to work with Fondak Dental Offices because I love the challenge of serving the larger and more diverse families of the North Country”, Dr. Andrew Nguyen states. With the opening of the new practice Dr. Nguyen has welcomed Dr. Jemin Lee to the practice. Dr. Lee earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Tufts University of Dental Medicine, Massachusetts in 2005 and was commissioned by the U.S. Army to serve as a Captain/Army Dental Officer for Ft. Drum, New York.

Dr. Lee was honorably discharged from the US Army in 2008, where she continued to serve our soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division for seven more years. Patients will feel at ease with Dr. Lee as she is well known for her gentle nature and quality of care. Dr. Lee states, “Smiling is my favorite exercise. One of my favorite Korean proverbs is ‘Smile! You will get good luck in return!’ I want to help you get your best smile (and good luck too).”

A Happy Smile Dental Office offers a full complement of dental services for the entire family, children to geriatrics, ranging from: Cleanings, Cosmetic, Crowns and Bridges, Dentures (Full and Partial), Extractions, Fillings/Sealants, Implant Restoration, Occlusal Guards (Night Guards, Athletic Guards), and Root Canal Therapy. The office will be accepting and billing most insurances and are currently participating with Delta Dental, MetLife, and United Concordia. More insurances are added continuously, check with the office for an updated list.

A Happy Smile Dental Office has a strong connection to Fort Drum and the families of the brave men and women who serve at Fort Drum. Because of their close proximity to the Post, they are proud to have so many family members as patients. In addition, because they are a new practice and they are accepting new patients, the wait time to get an appointment may not be as long as you may experience when contacting other practices. Please call the office at 315-493-9393 for more information. Of course Emergency Care is always available.

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