Meet The Doctors

Meet the Doctors

At the office of West Newton Dental Associates, our passionate, friendly dental team is dedicated to treating every patient sitting in our chair like family. Our dentists have extensive knowledge across a wide range of services, whether you require teeth straightening technology, reliable dental implants, careful extractions, or a steadfast defense against gum disease, our seasoned dental group has the honed specialties you need. Let us help you regain a fulfilling, functional, and healthy smile you can flash with the utmost confidence.


Dr. Joseph Lee, D.M.D.

General and Cosmetic Dentist General, Reconstructive, and Cosmetic Dental Care

Dr. Joseph Lee had attended the University of California at Irvine where he pursued his studies in Biological Sciences. He then attended Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he received his DMD in 1999.

Dr. Lee has been practicing dentistry since, and has had years of experience in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. He is eager to meet you in order to provide you with a positive experience, and high caliber dental care.

Please feel free to ask Dr. Lee any questions you may have about your dental needs; because he firmly believes that patient education is an essential criteria toward developing a trusting relationship and providing you with top level care.

Dr. Lee is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Metropolitan District Dental Society, and the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics. In 2006, Dr. Lee obtained his DOCS certification and Massachusetts state license to provide oral conscious sedation.

Outside of the dental office, Dr. Lee loves spending time with his wife and twin boys. He also enjoys traveling, exercise, and establishing personal connections with people. He looks forward to meeting you!

Dr. Neil Epstein, D.D.S.

Periodontist Regenerative Gum Therapy, Laser and Implant Dentistry

Dr. Neil Epstein specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, bone and soft tissue regeneration and implant dentistry. In addition, Dr. Epstein performs cosmetic periodontal procedures to help patients enhance their smiles. He offers non-invasive laser treatment for many periodontal procedures. His excellence is recognized by his patients as well as his warm and caring approach. Dr. Epstein has been a practitioner with West Newton Dental Associates for over 25 years.

Dr. Epstein received his Specialty in Periodontology in 1983 from Boston University Medical Center and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from The State University of New York at Binghamton. He is an active member of The American Academy of Periodontology,

The American Dental Association, The Massachusetts Dental Society, The Massachusetts Periodontal Society and The International Team of Implantology. He maintains the highest level of care and continues to stay on the cutting edge of periodontics and implantology. In his free time, Dr. Epstein enjoys the outdoors including running, hiking, biking, tennis and traveling with his family.

Dr. Matthew Epstein, D.M.D.

Dr. Matthew Epstein graduated from New York University College of Dentistry earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Following dental school, his advanced training was completed in the General Practice Residency Program at Montefiore Medical Center in New York where he treated medically complex patients in a hospital-based setting.

Dr. Epstein performs a wide range of procedures all aimed at improving oral health and facial esthetics. His clinical focus is restorative and cosmetic dentistry, with an emphasis on providing a painless dental experience in a stress-free environment.

Dr. Epstein was born and raised in Newton and is a graduate of Newton North High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a concentration in Pre-medical Sciences from Tufts University.

Dr. Epstein is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Metropolitan District Dental Society, and the American Academy of General Dentistry. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Epstein enjoys playing basketball, tennis, sailing, cooking and traveling with his wife.

Dr. Peter Rider, D.M.D.

Endodontist Specialist in Root Canal Therapy

Dr. Peter Rider has been a member of the West Newton Dental team for 15 years. He specializes in endodontics – treating injuries, diseases and infections of the tooth pulp.

Dr. Rider received his Specialty in Endodontics in 1977 from The State University of New York and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Tufts University. He obtained his Bachelor of Science from Providence College in 1967. He is an active member of The American Association of Endodontics, The American Dental Society, and The Massachusetts Dental Society.

Dr. Rider’s strengths include a conservative approach and a gentle, reassuring demeanor that puts patients at ease.

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