Meet Our Team
 

Our Office

Insight, experience and dedication to the highest quality of patient care are the hallmarks of our multi-specialty dental team. We specialize in cosmetic dentistry services, such as dental implants and dental veneers, as well as general dentistry and endodontics. Our general dentists and specialists have received their training from many of the nation’s prestigious educational and dental institutions. It’s our doctors’ skilled combination of art and science that has made Andover Dental Group one of New England’s most respected cosmetic dental practices. As a group dental practice, we offer everything from preventive care and general dentistry to sophisticated dental reconstructions.

Contact us for a consultation at our Andover dental office location. We are always pleased to welcome new patients to our practice.


Meet the Dentists

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Scott Sweeney, DDS
General Dentistry

Andover dentist Dr. Scott P. Sweeney grew up in Long Island, NY. After graduating from high school, Dr. Sweeney served four years in the United States Coast Guard as a health service technician where he found his passion for the field of dentistry.

Dr. Sweeney did his undergraduate studies in Florida and New York. He attended the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where he graduated with honors in 2008. From there he attended one of the top general practice residency programs in the country at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Northport, NY.

Dr. Sweeney has worked as a general dentist in Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Plymouth, MA over the past couple years. He has now found his home at the Andover Cosmetic Dental Group.

Dr. Sweeney is clinically proficient and passionate about keeping up with the technological advances in the ever growing field of dentistry.

Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Massachusetts Dental Society, Cape Cod Dental Society, New Hampshire Dental Society, Healthy Smiles for Kids Program.

 

Norman E. Lee, DMD
Periodontics

Dr. Lee is a surgical specialist in the field of Periodontology and performs Oral Implantology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology; one of the highest recognitions of achievement by his specialty. He was awarded the recognition of “Ten under 10” by the Massachusetts Dental Society for 2010. In an effort to highlight the impact that new dentists are having on the dental profession, the MDS Standing Committee created the “Ten under 10” award program. To qualify for this recognition, dentists must have graduated from dental school within the past 10 years; be a MDS member, and have made significant contributions to the profession, their community and/or organized dentistry.

Dr. Lee specializes in traditional periodontal procedures and dental implants. He is trained in the most current techniques including: guided tissue regeneration, guided bone regeneration, internal and external sinus lift procedures, soft tissue aesthetics, and periodontal grafting. Research is in progress for the publication of an article in advanced aesthetics: “Peri-implant Reconstruction at Stage II Implant Surgery with Palatal Pedical, Modified Tunnel, Tuck-and-Roll Technique Using UCLA Abutment: A Case Report.”

Dr. Lee has acquired significant education and professional expertise. Educational achievements include: Doctor of Dental Medicine (2002), Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA; Certificate in Periodontology (2006), Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA; and yearly continuing education certifications.
As a resident of Tufts Dental School of Medicine, Department of Post Graduate Periodontology, Dr. Lee has taught pre-doctoral students as part of his training. In addition, he has held a leadership position as the Curriculum Committee Representative for Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Undergraduate program (1998 to 2000).

Among his professional memberships, Dr. Lee lists: the American Academy of Periodontology, The American Board of Periodontology, The Massachusetts Periodontal Society, The American Dental Association, The Massachusetts Dental Society, The Valley District Dental Society, Hampshire Dental Society, and the Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity.

EDUCATION

Baccalaureate of Arts (1994)
Bowdoin College, Baccalaureate of Arts; Dean’s List (1993-1994), Biology and Studio Art Double Major, Minor in Chemistry, Brunswick, ME

Doctor of Dental Medicine (2002)
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dean’s List Merit Scholarship (1998-2002), National Board Part 1 Honor, Boston, MA

Post Graduate Advanced Education Program in Periodontology (2006)
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Awarded Aug 3rd, 2006, Boston, MA

Diplomate (2006)
American Board of Periodontics, Awarded May 10th, 2006

 

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Austin Lee, DMD, CAGS
General Dentistry

Dr. Austin Lee is a passionate and committed general dentist with advanced education in general dentistry.  He graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, receiving his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, and went on to Boston University School of Dental Medicine to complete his Certification in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.  Dr. Lee truly loves what he does, and it shows.

He went into the field of general dentistry because one day a dentist changed his life and his outlook on dentistry.  He says “For the longest time, I never liked going to a dentist, as many don't. It was scary, painful, annoying, and mostly just uncomfortable. However, it all changed when I was 18. I was surfing in Gloucester and broke my front tooth in half. I was in pain, looked terrible, and it was on a Sunday. That day, I found a dentist who changed my perception towards dentists and the experience inspired me to become one. He got me out of pain, helped me eat properly, and smile again--without pain but with science, art, and comfort. I loved it and wanted that type of experience for everyone else who needs a dentist.”

Dr. Lee prides himself on the quality and care he provides.  Along with daily routine and preventive care, he performs complex and cosmetic dentistry, including veneers, crowns/bridges, and full-mouth rehabilitations. He treats simple oral surgery cases and performs root canal therapy treatments.  Patients can immediately feel his empathy and kindness, as he goes above and beyond to form a lasting and trusting relationship from the very first appointment. Dr. Lee is also available after treatment, when others may not be, to answer questions or listen to concerns and address or ease anxiety and fears.  That extra effort and caring demeanor is what patients appreciate about Dr. Lee.

He has lived in Massachusetts for the last 20 years and previously held a faculty position at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Lee is a current teacher at Boston University School of Dental Medicine and stays abreast of the latest technological advancements within the dental field. He is also an active member of the Spear Institute and Cerec doctors and continues his education, advancing his knowledge and skill to offer comprehensive, state-of-the-art care to his patients.  

When Dr. Lee is not interacting with patients and working to change the perception about dental care, he’s enjoying the outdoors and hiking, fishing, or skiing. After spending so much time in Boston, it’s no surprise that his favorite professional teams are the Patriots and the Bruins.  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Lee, today!

 

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Apoorva J. Shah, DDS
General Dentist and Certified Invisalign Provider

Dr. Apoorva Shah is a general dentist with a strong passion for cosmetic dentistry, implants, and oral surgery.

Originally from California, he completed his undergraduate education at UPenn (University of Pennsylvania). Dr Shah then graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine while pursuing a dual-degree, doctorate of dental science (DDS) and Masters in Science and Dental Education. Dr. Shah resides in Boston with his fiancée.

His journey into dentistry started as a 14-year-old determined to fix his own orthodontic emergency while on vacation. After working as an orthodontic laboratory assistant for four years in high school, as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, he continued to shadow a range of dentists and specialists, visit dental clinics, and participate in a global medical and dental brigade to Nicaragua.

Thereafter, he was inspired by the medical curriculum and spent a majority of his spare time during his third year in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, conducting many extractions and incision-and-drainage procedures, as well as completing intensive surgical externships and selectives. Furthermore, he obtained exposure in treating and assisting in complex implant and periodontal surgeries, as well as exposure in treating pediatric patients. He has also attended multiple research and continuing education conferences and seminars in aesthetics, surgery, periodontics, facial plastics, and oral pathology. Dr. Shah has significant experience with CAD/CAM digital technology and has been certified in Invisalign.

He has demonstrated a continued commitment to tutoring, mentorship, and community service, as well as held various leadership roles in dental, collegiate, and research organizations. Additionally, his exposure to stem cell research and consequent presentations has allowed him to investigate and push the boundaries of regenerative dental medicine, earning him the prestigious Class Award for Excellence in Research upon graduation.

Since practicing, Dr. Shah has taken additional advanced implant training with Advanced Implant Educators and has joined the Academy of General Dentistry’s Continuing Education MasterTrack.

With hobbies ranging from photography and video production to traveling and hiking, to dance and volleyball, to spicy food and music, he is a personable, passionate, and diligent dentist that strives for perfection and satisfaction in everything he does.

He’s hoping to bring a sense of energy/liveliness, attention to detail and aesthetics, with a commitment to offering high-quality dentistry in the most comfortable, relaxing, and, most importantly, understanding and empathetic environment possible.

Education

  • Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York, NY – Doctor of Dental Surgery

  • Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY – Dual-Degree DDS/MA – Masters in Science and Dental Education(thesis in progress)

  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA – B.A. in Biology; Minors in Chemistry & South Asian Studies

Educational Awards

  • Magna cum laude

  • Dean’s List

  • Class Valedictorian

Research Awards

  • C’18 Dr. Milton G. Schlesinger Award for Excellence in Research

  • Most Outstanding Presentation in Research, Hinman Student Research Symposium

  • Honorable Mention – Basic Science Poster Presentation, Birnberg Research Symposium

  • ADEA/William J. Gies Foundation Dental Research Scholarship

Memberships

  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

  • American Dental Association (ADA)

  • The National Tutoring Association

  • Penn Alumni Interview Program

  • Young Penn Alumni Association

Certifications

  • Invisalign Certified

  • BLS/CPR 

Dr. Shah is accepting new patients in our beautiful Andover office.

Call to schedule an appointment, today!


Our Staff Members

Our staff is characterized by three key principles: teamwork, hard work, and experience. And in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world, these qualities are often hard to come by. With each visit, our patients will find the same, familiar, caring faces dedicated to making your dental experience the best it can be. And because we truly get to know our patients, taking their own concerns to heart, we develop an excellent working relationship with each one, providing personalized, professional care.