Meet Our Dentists at Shadelands Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Melissa Lopez
Dr. A. Melissa Lopez is a Chicago-native who recently relocated to the Bay Area from the Midwest to join her husband, Dr. Ricky Singh. Dr. Melissa graduated from Chicago’s St. Ignatius College Prep in 1995. She then moved to the East Coast to attend the University of Pennsylvania where over the next seven years she earned a BS in Biology from the College of Arts and Sciences, a DMD from the School of Dental Medicine and a MSEd from the Graduate School of Education. Dr. Lopez then returned to her hometown of Chicago to complete a general practice residency and a pediatric dental specialty residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the University of Illinois at Chicago respectively.
Dr. Melissa is board certified in pediatric dentistry by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and also holds a MPH degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.
Dr. Lopez has served organized dentistry and the public through several positions on committees and boards of the Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists, the Greater Chicago Hispanic Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society and the Illinois State Dental Society; she is also a trained spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a fellow of the American College of Dentists, and has helped film a pre-natal video for the American Dental Association.
In 2010, Dr. Melissa completed the PURE Yoga 200hr teacher training to become a certified yoga teacher. Besides her love of yoga, she also enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. She is learning the art of cooking and would love it if you shared one of your favorite recipes with her!
Dr. Melissa provides care in English & Spanish.
Dr. Judyth Lee
Dr. Judyth Lee was born in Los Angeles and lived there until she was in middle school. Her formative years of childhood were spent in Hartwell, Georgia and she graduated from Hart County High School. She studied Microbiology at the University of Georgia and obtained her Bachelors in Science degree. Dr. Lee then moved to Boston and obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Tufts UniversitySchool of Dental Medicine. She continued her post-doctoral education and clinical training at NYU Lutheran Medical Center serving the underserved population of the Eastern Shore of Maryland through the pediatric dentistry residency program. After residency, Dr. Lee practiced in New York City and New Jersey.
During her time in NYC, Dr. Lee got engaged and has recently relocated to the Bay Area to join her husband, Mike. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the Bay Area with Mike and has adapted to the health-conscious and active lifestyle prevalent here! You can also find her at Clay by the Bay pursuing her other passion, pottery, and creating ceramic pieces for her new home.
Dr. Lee is a board certified pediatric dentist by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.