Palm Beach Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

Dr. Lee R. Cohen Periodontist & Dental Implant Specialist

Periodontist & Dental Implant Surgeon in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Dr. Cohen

Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S., is a Dual Board Certified Periodontal and Dental Implant Surgeon. He is a graduate of Emory University and New York University College of Dentistry.

​​​​​​​Dr. Cohen completed his surgical training at the University of Florida / Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He served as Chief Resident and currently holds a staff appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Implantology. Dr. Cohen lectures, teaches and performs clinical research on topics related to his surgical specialty.

The focus of his interests is conservative approaches to treating gum, bone, and tooth loss. He utilizes advanced techniques including the use of the Periolase Dental Laser (LANAP procedure) to help save teeth, dental implants, regenerates supporting bone, and treat periodontal disease without the use of traditional surgical procedures. Additionally, Dr. Cohen is certified in Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, which is a scalpel and suture-free procedure to treat gum recession with immediate results.

Dr. Cohen uses in-office, state of the art 3D CT imaging to develop the least invasive dental implant and bone regeneration treatment options. Dr. Cohen and his facility are states certified to perform both IV and Oral Sedation procedures. Botox® and Dermal Fillers are also utilized to enhance patients' cosmetic outcomes.

Dr. Cohen formerly served on the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Periodontology and the Florida Dental Association. He is past president of the Florida Association of Periodontists and the Atlantic Coast District Dental Association. Dr. Cohen is a member of the American College of Maxillofacial Implantology and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. In addition, he has been awarded Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Cohen resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and is a die hard Florida Gator fan.

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Below is a summary of Dr. Cohen's biography:


  • Board Certified (Diplomate)
  • American Board of Periodontology
  • Board Certified (Diplomate)
  • American Board of Oral Implantology
  • Certificate in Periodontology
  • University of Florida 2001
  • Masters in Periodontology
  • (MS) University of Florida 2001
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • New York University 1998
  • Masters in Health Policy & Management (MS)
  • New York University 1998
  • Bachelors in Biology
  • Emory University 1992
  • High School Horace
  • Mann School 1988

Clinical Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Shands Hospital / U. of Florida College of Dentistry
  • Courtesy Clinical Faculty
  • The Pankey Institute

Licenses, Certifications, & Postdoctoral Training

  • Dental Licenses
  • Florida, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, California
  • IV Sedation Certification:
  • Florida
  • American Heart Association:
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support / CPR & Basic Life Support
  • Laser
  • Specialized
  • Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) / Dermal Fillers


Research & Publications

Effects of Immediate Placement and Immediate Loading of Single Unit Anterior Implants on Crestal Bone and Soft Tissue Heights. (Sponsored by Nobel Biocare)

Root Coverage Effectiveness Using a Subepithelial Acellular Dermal Allograft in Miller Class II Recession Defects: A Pilot Study. (To be submitted for publication)

Independent Analyses of Microbiological Samples by Three Oral Testing Laboratories. (J. Dent Res80: Abst1465, 2001)

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • Florida Board of Dentistry
  • (Anesthesia Committee)
  • American Dental Association
  • (Delegate / Alternate Delegate)
  • Florida Dental Association
  • (Board of Trustees / Delegate)
  • Florida National Dental Convention
  • (2007 Program Chairman)
  • Florida Association of Periodontists
  • (Officer, 2010 President, BOD Liaison)
  • North Palm Beach County Dental Association
  • (2010 President)
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • (Board of Trustees/ADA Liaison)
  • Atlantic Coast District Dental Association
  • (Officer, 2011 President)
  • Atlantic Coast District Dental Association

  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

  • Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology

  • Academy of Osseointegration

  • American College of Dentists
  • (Fellow)
  • International College of Dentists
  • (Fellow)
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • (Fellow)
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