Dr. David Tecosky
Dentistry is a profession which allows me to impact so many people in positive ways, both individually and on a larger, community basis. Keeping one’s oral health in good shape goes a long way towards preventing systemic health issues. Being a restorative general dentist allows me to have an immediate impact in my patients’ appearance, as well as their overall health and well-being.
My passion is to serve patients in the best way possible in order to help them keep their teeth for a lifetime. I enjoy the creativity required to restore someone’s dentition to optimal function and aesthetics. Now, with over 35 years of experience, I have successfully fulfilled my need to help those in need by providing an essential health service and preventing illness and problems later in life.
Education and Continuing Education
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – University of Miami
Doctorate of Dental Medicine – University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
As an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, I received my Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) in 2001 as a testament to my commitment to continuing my education and achieving clinical excellence. I am also a member of the American Dental Association, served as the President of the Philadelphia County Dental Society in 2008, and served as the President of the Pennsylvania AGD in 1996.
Since 2013, I have served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Restorative and Preventive Dentistry at University of Penn. SDM. Since 2017, I have served a group leader.
Outside the Office
A native of Philadelphia, I have enjoyed living, working, and raising my family in such a vibrant community. My wife, Barbara, and I have two daughters, Meryl and Sandra, and a Bichon Frise named Coco to keep us company at home. I enjoy exercising my creativity through ceramics and painting, and of course, through creating beautiful smiles in the office.
An active Rotarian since 1999, I have raised money to help eradicate polio worldwide, and have contributed to many other community service projects over the years through my service with the Rotary Club.
Dr. Nayantara Bhatt
Dr. Bhatt graduated with high honors from YMT Dental College in Mumbai, India, before coming to America and completing her DDS from the University of California- San Francisco (UCSF) in 2019. She then moved to Philadelphia and began practicing as a general dentist in the Fishtown area before joining Dr. Tecosky and the team here in November 2020. Dr. Bhatt has a strong interest in pediatric as well as prosthetic dentistry, and is delighted to serve patients in all their needs.
Dr. Kevin (Donguk) Lee
Dr. Lee is one of our associate dentists and a part-time clinical faculty at Penn Dental Medicine. Dr. Lee received his Bachelor of Science from Emory University and Doctor of Dental Medicine with honors in clinical, community health, and research from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining our team in June 2021, Dr. Lee completed three years of military service as a public health dentist and one year of hospital dentistry in South Korea. Also, during his time in S. Korea, Dr. Lee participated in the 2018 Winter Olympics & Paralympics as a certified team doctor in sports dentistry.
Through his broad experience in comprehensive and emergency dental care, Dr. Lee strives to promote the oral health of the Philadelphia community. Outside of work, Dr. Lee enjoys traveling, cooking, and skiing.