Dr. Jessica Lee was born in Mission Viejo, California and moved to Plano, Texas at the young age of 8. After a few months in Texas, she started saying “ya’ll” and didn’t look back. She attended the Texas Academy of Math and Science at the University of North Texas during her junior and senior year of high school. She earned quite a few credits during her time at TAMS and only spent two years at the University of Texas at San Antonio before she was accepted into Baylor College of Dentistry at the age of 20.
During dental school, Dr. Lee was a member of the Odontological Honor Society and was chosen to be a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the most prestigious honor society at Baylor College of Dentistry. After she completed dental school, Dr. Lee worked for two years as a general dentist in a pediatric office in the DFW metroplex and developed a love for working with children. It was during this time that she realized orthodontics would be a perfect fit for her professional career.
For her orthodontic training, Dr. Lee attended Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education, which is a continuation of the first orthodontic school started by Dr. Edward Angle- the Father of modern orthodontics. During her residency program, Dr. Lee was given cases with different levels of difficulty, and was able to complete many interesting and challenging orthodontic cases. She was introduced to some of the newest technology such as temporary anchorage devices (TADs) and received a strong background in Phase I treatment. Dr. Lee graduated with a certificate in orthodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry.
Dr. Lee loves the relationships that she builds with her patients over the span of their orthodontic treatment. Her goal is to make you happy and confident about your smile. Oral health and hygiene are very important to this process and you’ll find her on a daily basis making sure that your teeth are on their way to the best smile possible. Although Dr. Lee did not have braces when she was younger, she decided to straighten her own teeth (rubber bands too!) to better understand the process that each of her patients go through.
Dr. Lee has completed a voluntary certification process which allowed her to become board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, the only certifying board in the specialty that is recognized by the American Dental Association. Not only did she graduate from an accredited orthodontic residency program with a masters degree, she voluntarily put forth hundreds of additional hours of preparation for a written exam and an oral/clinical exam to test judgment, skill and knowledge to demonstrate the highest quality of orthodontic care.
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When Dr. Lee isn’t spending time with her family (she will be a first-time aunt coming July 2016!), you can find her with a good book, hanging out with friends, or enjoying a lazy afternoon on the couch with her fur-child, Pookie.