All professionals at Franklin Lackee D.D.S. maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Franklin Lackee D.D.S.
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 Adminstration 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 their puppy Penelope. He enjoy all outdoor activities, especially any time he can get on the golf course.
Wai Kee Fung, DDS, AFAAID
Dr. Fung graduated from NYU School of Dentistry in 1999. Dr. Fung joins our office with over 20 years’ experience with advanced training in full mouth reconstruction, functional occlusion for TMJ issues, Implant dentistry, Invisalign orthodontics, as well as cosmetic dentistry. She is a member of the Academy of Implant Dentistry as well as the Dawson Academy of Full Mouth Reconstruction and Smile Design. Dr. Fung is involved in humanitarian dental services for children, orphans, handicap and the elderly in China. She is married to her husband Christopher and together they belong to many pro animal welfare foundations. Dr. Fung enjoys painting, reading and traveling to different areas to discover other cultures.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Karen began working with Dr. Lackee in 2011. Coming with over 20 years experience as a dental hygienist and a dental hygiene coach she brings the highest level of knowledge to the office. Karen enjoys gardening and spending time with family and friends. Her goal is to give each and every patient complete and comprehensive dental care. She lives in New Hampton with her husband Roger and daughter Erica. In Karen's free time she enjoys being in her garden and traveling.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Rachel was a patient of Dr Lackee when she realized this is the career she wanted to do. Rachel attended Suny Orange hygiene program and is now a team member of Dr Lackee's office. Rachel enjoys hiking and spending quality time with her family, friends and her kitten Norah.
Jessica was Dr. Lackee's dental assistant in the Bronx for several years. In August 2012 she decided to leave the Bronx and work with Dr. Lackee in his Middletown office. In January 2013 she and her family relocated to Orange County. Jessica is a mother of two, ages 8 and 3. When she is not working Jessica is a part-time student at Suny Orange.
The friendly face at the front desk has been in the dental field since 1989. She has been with Dr. Lackee since May 2011. Doreen enjoys cooking and traveling in her free time.
Ruth Portsmouth has been associated with the dental field for 20 years and is pleased to be a member of Dr. Lackee's dental care team. Her dedication and care is a valuable asset to the practice. She joined "the team" in 2015. Ruth is a proud parent of a married daughter, who is a R.N . She has three dogs that she loves and enjoys being outdoors with.
Karlee has been enjoying the dental field since 2014. Whether she is up at the front desk assisting patients with appointments and insurance, or sitting chair side with the doctor during procedures, Karlee loves spreading positivity and laughs throughout the office. In her free time, Karlee loves spending time with her family and snuggling with her parents dogs- Bengi and Kodi.