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.

Dr. Lee Schriftman and Dr. Ryan Eckley 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.

Dr. Schriftman and Dr. Eckley 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.

Dr. Lee Schriftman , DDS, FAGD, FICOI | Dentist philly

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:

  • Fellow – Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellow – International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Fellow – Misch International Implant Institute
  • Past President – Greater Northeast Dental Society
  • Member – International Team for Implantology
  • Member – American Dental Association
  • Member – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Ryan Eckley

Dr. Ryan Eckley

Hello! Thank you for choosing The Philadelphia Dentist. Allow me to introduce myself. I grew up in the Harrisburg/Hershey area and went on to attend the University of Pittsburgh as an undergraduate student, where my passion for dentistry began. Later, I had the honor of attending and graduating from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, the world’s first dental school! I then completed a general practice residency at Carilion Clinic, a hospital in Roanoke, Virginia, where I received further advanced training from their amazing faculty in all of the dental specialties. I continue to attend many hours of additional training to deliver the most comfortable, high-quality dental care that my patients deserve.

In my spare time, I am a “Phanatic” when it comes to Philly sports, especially the Phillies and Eagles. Aside from watching their games, I enjoy cooking, reading, exercising, movies, and spending time with my girlfriend, Melissa. The Philadelphia area is amazing, and I would love to hear suggestions on great places to eat or talk about how the Phils or Birds are doing. Thank you for taking the time to read a little about me, and I look forward to meeting you.

Awards and Honors:

  • Member – Academy of General Dentistry
  • Member – American Dental Association
  • Member – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
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.

Ashly - Dental Assistant


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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