Dr. Daniel Lee
Dr. Daniel Lee, an award-winning dental professional and researcher, has joined the team at ARCH Orthodontics and is seeing Orthodontic patients of all ages at the practice’s Stoughton and Canton offices.
In making the announcement, Dr. Andrew Chase said, “We are delighted to welcome a true professional with such a high level of insight and caring — a wonderful addition to the ARCH team. He is adept with leading- edge technologies and techniques and takes a holistic approach with each patient.”
On his interest in Orthodontics, Dr. Lee, a native of Boston’s North Shore, says, “I focused on this specialty when I saw how it allows me to deliver patient-focused health care while maintaining a close relationship with patients and family members. Best of all, giving children and adults the smile they’ve always wanted and giving a tangible boost to their self-confidence and quality of life is very fulfilling.”
Dr. Lee reflects, “As someone who didn’t have the easiest time fitting in as a child, I know the importance that even the smallest increase in self-confidence can provide. It’s one less thing a patient might have been self-conscious about. When I see my patients look in the mirror for the first time after getting braces off, I can see, whether it’s through their huge smiles or happy tears, that I was able to be part of a life changing experience. For adults who may have delayed treatment, the ability to finally deliver their esthetic and functional end goal is enormously fulfilling.”
A graduate of Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Biology / Biochemistry, Dr. Lee received his D.M.D. at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, and his Certificate in Orthodontics and M.S. in Dental Sciences at the Adams School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has done research in Orthodontics and Biochemistry. As for volunteer activities, Dr. Lee organized summer screening clinics for migrant farm workers, volunteered at the Mission of Mercy of the Connecticut Dental Association, educated 5th graders on health topics in Hartford public schools, and coordinated oral treatments for underprivileged individuals in Chile. He has won prestigious awards and honors.
Outside work, Dr. Lee enjoys travel, cooking, swimming, hiking, and playing sports. Since his childhood, he’s been an avid fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins, and enjoys watching games and victory parades. He speaks Korean conversationally. He says, “I like to spend time with my family and friends and have always tried to find ways to devote time back to the community.”