The Philadelphia Dentist
Lee Schriftman, DDS

Meet the Team at The Philadelphia Dentist

At The Philadelphia Dentist, we’ve built our dental clinic on a foundation of comfort, caring, and convenience for our patients. While our focus is same-day emergency dentistry, and we are here for you 365 days a year—including holidays—we are much more than just an urgent care dentist.

Experienced Dental Team in Northeast Philadelphia

Dr. Lee Schriftman and Dr. Javier Ambriz are also well-known in Northeast Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley for being friendly and caring general dentists. With over 40 years of experience between them, they can handle any dental emergency you face and provide the reassuring, compassionate care you need. 

If you are in pain and need a same-day emergency dentist, call us now at (215) 342-7718.

Our entire dental care team makes your emergency a priority and will treat you with the kindness and respect you deserve. In many cases, we see patients when their oral health isn’t in great shape, but we will never lecture or shame you. We are a judgment-free dental practice, and all that matters to us is that you’re here now getting the essential dental care you need, and we’re grateful to be a part of that process.

Emergency Dental Care and More in Philadelphia

Dr. Schriftman and Dr. Javier Ambriz are here to serve you whether you need urgent dental care, want to maintain or enhance your healthy smile, or want to get your oral health back on track. We'll personalize your treatment with the services that fit your unique needs. Many of our amazing patients come to us for urgent dental care and stay for our warm, friendly approach and high-quality, beautiful dentistry.

The Philadelphia Dentist is available for same-day emergency appointments every day starting at 7 AM seven days a week, 365 days a year—including holidays! Call us at (215) 342-7718 to speak to a friendly member of our dental care team to schedule an appointment.

Philadelphia dentist Dr. Lee Schriftman , DDS, FAGD, FICOI

Dr. Lee Schriftman, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

Thank you for choosing The Philadelphia Dentist, Philadelphia’s Most Convenient Dentist!

Our highly-skilled, kind, and friendly team will AMAZE you! I grew up in the Philadelphia area and graduated from the Temple University School of Dentistry. I then served in the United States Air Force as a dentist both in Virginia and Texas, where I received advanced training in all of the dental specialties. As a general dentist, I continue to attend many hours of advanced dental training every year so that I can give the families in my care the very best in high quality, gentle, and comfortable, beautiful dentistry.

In my leisure time, I enjoy reading, traveling, movies, marathon running, and spending time with my family, including my wife, children, and eight grandchildren.

Awards and Honors:

American Dental Association Logo  academy of general dentist logo   American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry logo    International Congress of Oral Implantologists 

Philadelphia dentist Dr. Javier Ambriz , DMD

Dr. Javier Ambriz, DMD

Dr. Javier Ambriz graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he was recognized as a Dean’s scholar.  After dental school, he completed a hospital-based two-year General Practice Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia where he received advanced training in all facets of general dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, oral surgery, and endodontics.    

Dr. Ambriz is focused on patient-centered treatment and strives to provide his patients with outstanding care.  Aside from basic restorative dentistry, Dr. Ambriz’s current scope of practice includes a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures including beautifully crafted crown/veneers, implants, various teeth whitening processes, non-metal restorations and removable prostheses, as well as emergency services, advanced root canal treatments, non-surgical and surgical periodontics, extractions, and oral medicine.  

Dr. Ambriz is a member of the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

When outside the office Dr. Ambriz enjoys spending time with his wife and son, reading, and traveling.

Pennsylvania dental association logo   Academy of General Dentistry logo.  American Dental Association Logo

Daniel Schriftman - Business Manager

Daniel Schriftman

Business Manager

Daniel is a native of Philadelphia and received a bachelor of arts degree from Penn State University. He then went on to attend the University of Phoenix for his master’s degree in business. As our business manager, Daniel has been running our dental practice for over 15 years. He is a lifetime member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers.

Daniel values the part he plays in helping our patients by explaining their dental treatment to them and suggesting comfortable payment options. He enjoys managing such a great team of caring professionals and working with his dad every day.

Most of Daniel’s free time is spent with his family. He also coaches youth baseball and basketball year-round and is an avid fan of all Philly sports teams.

Nancy - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant


Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Nancy was born in the Frankford area of Northeast Philadelphia and attended Frankford High School. She was raised in Albany, NY, but returned to our area and now calls Northeast Philly home. Nancy earned her associate's degree in liberal arts from the Community College of Philadelphia then attended the CHI Institute to study dental assisting. With a desire to expand her knowledge, Nancy attended Harcum College for her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) training.

A member of our team since 2013, Nancy enjoys everything about working at The Philadelphia Dentist, especially meeting new patients and providing the help and relief they need. She also appreciates working in a friendly environment with great team members who care so much about our patients.

In her free time, you’ll find Nancy spending quality time with her son, Alex, and staying active in the outdoors.

Victoria - Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Victoria is a veteran member of our dental care team and has been with The Philadelphia Dentist since 2004. A native of Northeast Philadelphia, Victoria attended Northeast High School, then went on to study at the Delaware Valley Academy of Dental Assisting.

As part of her job, Victoria enjoys helping patients to relieve their pain or help them restore their smiles to full health. She appreciates the relaxed atmosphere at The Philadelphia Dentist and working with such a friendly team of co-workers.

Outside of the office, Victoria likes spending time with her super-handsome cat, Bowdy Cat. She also enjoys her book club and traveling.

Philadelphia Dental Assistant Ashly


Dental Assistant

Ashly was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia and attended Northeast High School. She has been working with The Philadelphia Dentist since 2017 and enjoys the interactions she has with her patients.

Outside of work, Ashly spends all of her time with her two-year-old son, who keeps her on her toes and puts a smile on her face.

A healthy smile is just a click away.
Everybody at the office made me feel so comfortable!

I thought it was impossible to ever say I had a pleasant experience at the dentist BUT it actually happened! Dr Schriftman, Victoria, Ashley and everybody at the office made me feel so comfortable! They listened, were super kind and made sure that the whole experience was painless! I just had a wisdom tooth pulled out and I can honestly say that it was seamless and pain free!
I also have to mention the very convenient office hours that allowed me to go on the weekend and not waste a sick day!
Now I have to go back for stitches removal but I would go back regardless!

- Florence G.

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