Dr. “Lee” W. Thach – D.M.D.
Certified, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Lee was born in Saigon, Vietnam. He graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1998. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Lee joined the United States Air Force. His assignments included Texas, England, Saudi Arabia, and Massachusetts Hanscom AFB. Dr. Lee completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry in the Air Force and a two-year Pediatric Dentistry residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He also speaks Vietnamese and Cantonese.
Dr. Lee loves coming to work and helping children see that going to the dentist can be both fun and easy. In his spare time, Dr. Lee enjoys playing tennis, spending time, and traveling with his family, Loan, Liem, and Le.
Moonyoung Lee – D.M.D. MS
Diplomat, American Board of Orthodontists
Dr. Moonyoung Lee was born in Boston, MA. He attended and graduated from Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in 2002 and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Tufts University in 2006 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). In 2009, Dr. Lee received his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (summa cum laude) and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. After dental school, he received a certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and a Master of Science in Dental Research in 2012. During his residency, Dr. Lee published in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics and completed his research thesis on the development of a three-dimensional skeletal analysis using cone beam computed tomography. In addition to practicing as an orthodontist, Dr. Lee is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University and teaches preclinical and clinical orthodontics. In his spare time, Dr. Lee enjoys running, cooking, golf, and spending time with his friends and family.
Dr. Leung DMD
Dr. Leung's love of pediatric dentistry stems from a mission trip he took to Honduras during his senior year of dental school. Throughout those ten days, he worked in impoverished communities to provide free assistance to children who lacked basic dental services. Dental pain was the norm for those kids; his goal was to help in any way that he could. He entered the field of pediatric dentistry because he felt it was where he could make the biggest difference in someone's life, and he is thankful for the opportunity to do what he loves every single day.
Dr. Leung received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in Cell Biology & Neuroscience and English. He attended Boston University, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, and continued his training at Tufts University for pediatrics dentistry. In addition to his training, Dr. Leung has received the Humanitarian Award from the International College of Dentists and received honors in civic commitment and community service. He also loves pizza.
Andrea Saldarriaga is one of our experienced Dental assistants with more than 6 years in the industry. Having been raised in Cambridge, MA, she admires the diversity in culture and art from around the world. She loves learning different languages like Portuguese, sign language, and Haitian Creole but has spoken fluent Spanish since her childhood.
Andrea also loves all sorts of animals, especially her all-time favorite, parrots. In her spare time, she likes spending time with family, bike riding, walking the Boston Charles, doing community service, or just enjoying a nice frozen yogurt. She enjoys working with kids, and that's why she puts her biggest effort into helping them enjoy their experience here at ABC Dental.
Kathy Hanley is a dedicated and diligent Dental Hygienist in Everett and Peabody, MA. Kathy obtained her Dental Hygiene degree from the Forsyth Dental Hygiene Program at Mass College of Pharmacy in Boston. She also completed her internship at Children's Hospital Boston. Outside of work, Kathy enjoys yoga, dancing, eating delicious food, and spending time with her family.
Office Manager Chris grew up in Sacramento, California, and moved out to Massachusetts in June 2007. Managing a dental office is a career change for him after 15 years with AAA and 9 years at a restaurant as a general manager. Chris currently resides in Andover and, in his spare time, loves to go running, play tennis, and spend time with his family.
Administrative Operations Coordinator
Laryssa was born in Brazil, but Massachusetts has been her home for most of her life. She graduated in Investment Operations at Year Up Boston and interned at Wayfair. Laryssa joined the Somerville Pediatric Dentistry in 2021 and has been providing customer service since she was eighteen years old. She is very excited to continue learning and is grateful to be part of a kind-hearted team.
In her free time, Laryssa loves to travel, and you will most likely find her planning her next trip or spending quality time with her loved ones.