MEET DR. STEVEN LEE, DDS
JOINED: March 1995
Dr. Lee went into dentistry because he likes working with people and likes working with his hands (and he’s somewhat of a math/science nerd). He likes to take a practical approach to his dentistry, trying to find the fine line between “prevention is the best medicine” and “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
At the age of 24 he graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry. He worked for a while in a private dental practice in Redondo Beach, where he learned the art of porcelain veneers. He still has a veneer on one of his front teeth which he got there in 1987 after “trying to eat the side of a swimming pool.”
From 1989-91, he was a dental examiner on the National Health And Nutrition Exam Survey (NHANES III). He collected data on the state of American’s teeth which is still used by dental researchers today. His travels took him through more than 40 states.
In 1995, he partnered with Dr. Yamamoto, whom he met while doing work on the Dental Health Committee (Sacramento District Dental Society) and also on the American River Study Club. They quickly outgrew their small dental office and in 1997 moved into their current dental office in East Roseville, near Granite Bay.
1981- UCLA- B.S. Psychobiology
1985- UCLA School of Dentistry – DDS
American Dental Association; California Dental Association; Sacramento District Dental Society. Dr. Lee leads the American River Study Club, bringing in speakers to provide continuing education for a group of dentists.
He loves inline skating because it is a lot of fun and helps keep him young. He also loves alpine skiing and used to be a National Ski Patroller at Donner Ski Ranch. He finds acoustic guitar therapeutic and is especially fond of 70’s music. But mostly he loves spending time with his wife and daughters. His wife is on the board of Placer Theatre Ballet, where his youngest daughter performs in the spring and the winter.
His favorite quote is “Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like nobody’s watching.” And, he is a big fan of Pixar films.
WHY I LOVE MY WORK:
“I love working with people and fixing things with my hands. I also love working with such a great team of people.”
“You do such great work, and it was painless!”
WHY WE’RE UNIQUE:
“A very practical, down to Earth treatment philosophy. I see our main job is to educate so people can they can make the best decision for themselves, based on their own values and desires.”
ACTIVITIES: Inline skating
FOOD/RESTAURANTS: Too many to list
BOOKS/MAGAZINES: “Whatever my wife says is good.”
WEB SITES/BLOGS: Dentaltown
ARTIST/MUSICIANS: The best guitarist in the world- Tommy Emmanuel
CELEBRITY: “None really. I like and trust my friends and families more.”
TRAVEL DESTINATION: Anywhere new… or Hawaii