Dr. Lee is a board certified orthodontist and an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics.
Dr. Richard Lee grew up in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, with his brothers Edward and Nicholas. He attended Poly Prep, where he graduated at the top of his class and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society, a national scholastic honor society. Dr. Lee would go on to study at Columbia University in New York City earning a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies. Yes film studies. Dr. Lee worked in the film and television industry as a producer for a street magic TV series that aired in 45+ countries prior to becoming a dental healthcare provider.
After fulfilling an artistic goal in the film and TV industry, Dr. Lee was ready to continue his path towards his ultimate passion of being a healthcare provider. He would attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University) for four years where he served as president of the student government, ASDA chapter president, and president of the Asian American Dental Club. Dr. Lee also served as liaison on multiple committees concerning policies and operations at the institution. Dr. Lee also had the chance to act as a mentor during his time at UMDNJ. He served in multiple school programs speaking and interacting with high school and college students interested in the field of dentistry. Dr. Lee graduated dental school with an induction to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a prestigious national dental honor society, and awards including the Award for Exceptional Interest in the Development in the Orofacial Complex from the American Association of Orthodontics.
Following dental school, Dr. Lee would stay at UMDNJ for another three years to complete his orthodontic residency. There he trained in all the various aspects to provide optimal orthodontic treatment to his patients. Dr. Lee continued his position as mentor, lecturing about the field of Orthodontics and participating in panel discussions with other dental specialists. Dr. Lee served as chief resident during his last year in residency.
Dr. Lee is driven in his work knowing not only the functional benefits possible with a proper occlusion but also the emotional benefits with improving a person’s smile.