Meet The DoctorS


Oral Surgeon Lee W. McNeish, DMD

Dr. Lee McNeish is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with special interest in jaw reconstruction utilizing dental implants, bone grafting, and the treatment of TMJ dysfunction. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. McNeish completed his specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Connecticut in close association with the Hartford and St. Francis Hospitals. Dr. McNeish is actively involved with continuing medical education. He is certified in advanced cardiac life support. Dr. McNeish has lived and practiced in the Waterbury area since completing his residency. He is on the attending staff at St. Mary’s, and Griffin Hospitals and frequently treats patients at the Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center.

Oral Surgeon Julie E. McNeish, DMD, MD

Julie was born and raised in the area, and attended Pomperaug High School. At Lafayette College, she continued to play field hockey and was named to the Division I National Academic squad every year. She graduated Lafayette with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in English where she was honored with the Willis Roberts Hunt Biology prize given to the top student in biology, as well as the Gilbert English award given for excellence in English. 

She received her dental degree from the University of Connecticut. At graduation, she was honored with the Quintessence Research Achievement Award, the AAOMS Implant Award, and the AAOMS Oral Surgery Award. She was then accepted into the dual degree Oral and Maxillofacial surgery program at the University of Connecticut.  During that time, she received her medical degree as well as a two year general surgery certificate from the University of Connecticut. While on the general surgery service, she was awarded the non-categorical resident of the year. 

Throughout her residency training Julie worked at three level one trauma centers including Hartford Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, in addition to UConn Health Center. From this experience, she has developed a strong interest and proficiency in the management of facial trauma, orthognathic surgery, the management of pathology with medical modeling and immediate grafting, management of the craniofacial pediatric patient, and cosmetics. 

Julie enjoys participating in community service. As a dental student, she was an Urban Service Track scholar where she led multiple events for the Hartford and surrounding communities. She has traveled to Chile and Alaska, where she took care of underserved pediatric and adult patients.

With both her dental and medical licenses, she is thrilled to have returned home to provide full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery to our community both in the office and local hospitals. She currently has privileges at Saint Mary’s Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital, and Hartford Hospital. As a clinical instructor at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Julie continues to be involved in academics and educating the residents.