Rasheeda Johnson, DDS

Dr. Johnson is from Hempstead, NY. Her interest in dentistry began during childhood when her mothers couldn’t afford the braces she needed.  This was the first time she understood the meaning of underprivileged. She vowed to become a dentist one day and help those with limited resources. In 2010, she graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. In 2014, she earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery at Howard University College of Dentistry.  During her spare time, she boxes and travels with friends.


Patrice Smith, DDS

Dr. Patrice Smith was born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica and is a practicing Orthodontist in the state of North Carolina. Dr. Smith is a proud alumna of Howard University College of Dentistry where she received her Doctoral degree in Dental Surgery and her Certificate in Orthodontic specialty. Dr. Smith is passionate about providing considered, quality care, creating healthy, beautiful smiles and devotes a lot of her time to community service, volunteer services at free clinics and participating in several outreach and mission activities. She has committed her practices to bear a humanitarian side that gives back to society some of which she has gained. For Dr. Smith, the practice of dentistry allows her to come full circle into a professional arena within which she can practice her skills while helping the disenfranchised. When Dr. Smith is not at practicing dentistry she enjoys traveling, yoga, hiking, reading and spending time with family and close friends.

Board Member

Sean P. Young, Esq.

Sean P Young, Esq  is a practicing Attorney in New York, NY.  He earned his B.A. in Sociology from Binghamton University and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School where he focused on public service specifically assiting start up companies and bootstrapping entrepreneurs. Serving as a board member, he enjoys utilizing his legal  background to help Dental Helping Hands legal functions, development and  to reach a wider audience. Sean is an avid traveler and finds no greater joy than meeting new people from all over our beautiful planet.

Board Member

Shannon Edwards, ESQ.

Shannon Edwards is a Jamaican born, New York raised attorney practicing in New York City.  She obtained her undergraduate degree at Cornell University before earning her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. As the daughter of two dentists she was raised to appreciate the importance of quality dental care and has volunteered with her parents at clinics and outreach programs. Shannon is excited about helping Dental Helping Hands fulfill its mission. In her free time, Shannon enjoys reading, traveling, nail art and Shark Tank