Dr. Richard Lee, DMD

Dr. Richard Lee, DMD

Orthodontics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Richard Lee, DMD is an orthodontics practitioner in Lansdowne, VA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania / School Of Dental Medicine in 2003 and practices orthodontics.Read his story

19465 Deerfield Ave Ste 304

Lansdowne, VA 20176

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Connection Dental
  • Delta Dental
  • DenteMax
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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This content was provided by Dr. Lee "Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Richard J. Lee received a Master's of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the George Washington University. For two years, he worked as a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health, NCI (National Cancer Institute) focusing on a cure for breast cancer.During his years as a researcher, Dr. Lee aquired a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from The George Washington University. From 1996 to 1999, he worked on projects at the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). His projects involved developing policies on cancer detection and awareness. Although Dr. Lee enjoyed his work, he felt that his job left him with little interaction with people. Since his father was a reputable physician in the Northern Virginia area (Annandale Family Practice), Dr. Lee was able to observe the wonderful patient-doctor bond his dad had with patients. Since Dr. Lee also enjoys working with his hands, he felt dentistry would be the perfect choice for his career. In 1999 Dr. Lee was accepted to the prestigious Ivy League School, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He graduated in 2003 and placed in the top 10% of his class.After receiving his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, he worked as a cosmetic dentist in the "Riviera of America" (Miami Beach, Florida), where he focused on creating beautiful smiles. He did aesthetic procedures such as laser teeth whitening, full anterior veneers and full-mouth reconstructions. Dr. Lee practiced for a few years in Miami before he returned back to school to start his orthodontic residency. He chose orthodontics as his dental specialty because it follows his passion in developing beautiful, natural smiles. Dr. Lee is currently providing top-of-the-line orthodontic care to areas of Northern Virginia and Maryland. He is active in the community and is dedicated to supporting education. He attends study clubs and lectures to local elementary, middle, and high school students about the importance of orthodontic treatment. He is also an active sponsor to local schools and teams. To follow the American Association of Orthodontists guidelines, he emphasizes the need to see your local orthodontist by 7 years of age."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lee "As an orthodontist, I want to create natural, beautiful smiles using the most technologically advanced methods and instruments. Our staff provides a friendly, caring environment that is personalized for adult and adolescent patients. I strongly believe that children should be evaluated by an orthodontist by age 7 to diagnose any potential functional issues that should be corrected while young bones are still developing."

1  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics

8  Conditions Treated

  • Dental Crowding
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Overbite
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Thumb Sucking
  • TMJ
  • Underbite

12  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Syracuse University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Pennsylvania / School Of Dental Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Nova Southeastern University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Jacksonville University Orthodontic School
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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I still have adhesive left on my teeth from my braces removal. I’m highly dissatisfied with my treatment. The plastic retainer that they made in house is so uncomfortable and I had brought that to the attention of the orthodontist and was told that I would have to wait 30 days until he would re...Read More
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Dr. Lee is very nice to his patients. He is very good at his job. The rest of the staff is also friendly and kind. I like how there are plenty of chairs, a tv, and a game to play.
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Dr. Lee was awesome!!! Super friendly and very informative! He was our third ortho consult and we really feel Dr. Lee looked at our daughter as an individual case not a 5,000$ paycheck walking througyh the door! We visited to other local orthodontists who were very pleasant as well but their...Read More
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Dr. Lee and the staff are very friendly and though. They are flexible with scheduling and my daughter's teeth look great.
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Dr. Lee and the staff are great. They are kind and caring. My daughter just got her braces off and her teeth look awesome. We plan to bring our son to them next year.
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