Just like “Dora the Explorer,” Dr. Dora Lee has traveled to many parts of the world. She was born in Germany and lived in South Korea for a few years before immigrating to the United States. She has lived in Maryland, Texas, Georgia, and California.
Dr. Lee received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of California, Los Angeles. After completing one year of General Practice Residency at the University Medical Center at Fresno, she discovered that children’s dentistry was her passion and decided to specialize. She attended the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, where she earned her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry. She recently received her Masters in Public Health degree from UCLA in 2017.
Dr. Lee, as a pediatric specialist, upholds the highest standards of dental care for children, and possesses the expertise in the psychological and emotional aspects of working with children to make every appointment a positive experience.
Dr. Lee’s dedication and commitment are evident in many years of serving the indigent children of California with the UCLA/USC Mobile Clinic during dental school. She also donates her time serving the underprivileged children in the greater Long Beach area through community outreach and fundraisers. In 2009, she was one of 33 dentists in California to receive the Volunteer of the Year Award from the California Dental Association for her efforts on Oral Health Outreach. Additionally, she is part-time clinical faculty for the pediatric dental residents at UCLA.
In her spare time, she is actively involved with the Harbor Dental Society where she served as President. She is an active member of the:
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Harbor Dental Society
Dr. Lee is committed to providing exceptional care to her patients and families. Her practice successfully merges the newest technology of dentistry in a welcoming and warm environment for the entire family. Dr. Lee’s love of the vitality and peace of the beach became the inspiration for the exquisite design of her office environment that is caring and calming, as well as fun for children and their parents.
“My philosophy as a dentist is to provide care for my patients with excellence and to foster an appreciation for oral health in the most caring and fun environment.” Her bright vision is to expertly serve the community and to further the awareness of oral health and general health.
Outside the office, Dr. Lee enjoys photography and travel. She possesses a love for learning and continues to take classes on photography and the arts.