Welcome to Our Practice

Dentist Middletown, New York - Franklin Lackee D.D.S.

At Franklin Lackee D.D.S., we value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle compassionate care that you deserve from a dentist in Middletown. We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere. We strive to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and compassionate staff. The result is a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

We also believe that patients should have sufficient information to make educated decisions about their oral health, treatment options and choice of dentist in Middletown. You'll find all of this important information on our website, including directions to our Middletown office, service descriptions, patient forms, patient education resources and more.

Not only are we a leading dentist in Middletown, we are a full-service practice providing for all of your dental needs. Our services include:

Should you ever need additional information about our practice, we are always available to answer your questions. Let us care for your entire family! We look forward to meeting you.

Mission Statement 

Dr. Lackee and his staff are well aware that a trip to the dentist can be a scary thought and a scary place to go. That is why we go out of our way to make your visit a comfortable and positive experience. We treat each and everyone of our patients like a member of our family, making treatment specific to each persons dental and medical needs. Our office is a clean, healthy, and happy environment, with a staff that is well trained to give each individual the time to express their wants and needs without feeling rushed. Dr. Lackee has an outstanding medical background due to being an attending dentist at Helen Hayes Hospital for medically compromised and special needs patients for five years. Dr. Lackee also utilizes several "Sleepytime" dentistry methods that patients may need to assist them in their dental treatment. Dr. Lackee only uses the latest in dental technology, assuring that patients receive the best quality of treatment with the least amount of discomfort and stress. Whether it is a simple filling or a full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Lackee has the knowledge and expertise to get it done just the way you want it.

Meet Your Doctors

  • Franklin Lackee

    Dr. Lackee attended Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY graduating with a B.S. in Biology. He graduated in 2003 from New York University College of Dentistry. He accomplished a 1 year residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire, followed by a year Fellowship in Special Patient Care at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY. He continued as an attending dentist at Helen Hayes from 2005-2009. He started his current practice in Middletown, NY in January 2009. He relishes all aspects of dentistry but his passion is patient interaction. He enjoys life to the fullest with his beautiful wife Nina, their daughter Harper and puppy Penelope. He enjoys all outdoor activities, especially any time he can get on the golf course.

    Learn more about the doctor here.


  • Mark Makiling

    Dr. Mark Makiling graduated from NYU in 2015 and did his residency atBronxCare in 2016. He was born and raised in New York and has spent the last 5 years working with the homeless population. He has a passion for helping those in need! Dr. Makiling met his wife Cheryline at NYU, where they co-founded SaturdayAcademy together - a pipeline program that strives to increase diversity in the dental profession. Dr. Mark is a big sports fan, who loves to travel, enjoys Marvel movies, and loves being a dad to his son, Lorenzo. 

    Learn more about the doctor here.

Contact Us

Office Hours


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-7:00 pm


9:00 am-4:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-3:00 pm





Ok, so how does one sing the praises of a dentist?

Unfortunately, most of us do not really care to go to the dentist, let alone sing their praises, after all, they hurt right. NOT SO. I have to say that Dr. Lackee and his team are wonderful. I really never thought that I would actually enjoy going to my dentist office, but I seem to walk out of his office smiling. Every member of his dental team is geared toward excellent care and patent satisfaction. From the time you enter the door to the minute you leave, each staff member knows you by name and offers a smile in addition to a warm welcome. They are all knowledgeable in their role, being it billing, scheduling, or actual hands on care.

The Dental hygienists not only have a great sense of humor, but are thorough as geared toward caring for as well as educating their patients.

Dr. Lackee has a very gentle and reassuring technique. He is knowledgeable and takes the time to talk to his patients before he begins any dental procedure. I think an important part of his persona, toward his patients, is that he listens to what the patient is saying. He has a great sense of humor and he "DOESN'T HURT"!!!!!!!

I would recommend and have recommended Dr. Lackee to anyone who is in the market for a new dentist.

- N. Dunn