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Pediatric dentist Dr. Lee

Christian K. Lee, DDS, MS, FAAPD

(a.k.a. Dr. Chris)

Dr Chris loves his job! He enjoys the long-term relationships that pediatric dentistry allows him to have with his young patients and their families. Dr Chris is committed to providing high quality dental care while giving children a positive experience during their visits. Whether it’s through jokes or singing songs, Dr. Chris’s playful manner makes the office a fun environment.

Loving kids since he himself was a kid, Dr Chris at an early age wanted a career that involved children. He also enjoyed science and working on art projects. With each educational step from high school to college and through dental school, the vision of his dream job became ever clearer until it materialized in him becoming a dentist for kids!

A San Francisco native, Dr Chris received his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley. He went on to dental school at UCSF, graduating with honors and receiving awards for research and community health. Dr. Chris completed his pediatric specialty training through a residency and fellowship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Concurrent with his advanced training, he completed research culminating in a Master of Science in Oral Biology, as well as service on the University’s faculty training residents and students.

Dr Chris is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and has co-authored several scientific articles in the dental literature. Dr Chris has been in private practice in the Bay Area since 2005. He is grateful for being able to serve the Peninsula’s children from his Palo Alto office since 2010. When he’s not caring for patients, Dr. Chris enjoys helping his wife Anne chase after their son James.

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Lee and his family

Professional Education

University of California, Berkeley
- Bachelor of Arts (1997)
Double major: Molecular and Cell Biology and Integrative Biology

University of California, San Francisco
- Doctor of Dental Surgery (2002)
Omicron Kappa Upsilon honors

University of Maryland, Baltimore
- Residency, Pediatric Dentistry (2004)
- Fellowship, Pediatric Dentistry (2005)
- Master of Science, Oral Biology (2005)

Professional Credentials and Affiliations

Diplomate - American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Fellow - American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Board Member - Mid-Peninsula Dental Society
 American Dental Association
 California Dental Association
 California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
 Dental License, Dental Board of California
 Oral Conscious Sedation Permit, Dental Board of California
 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Meet Your YoungTeeth Team

Staff member - Jenn


Treatment Coordinator

I've been working in the Dental field for 9 years and enjoy seeing people smile. I love spontaneous adventures, good food, and time spent with friends and family.

Staff member - Hailee


Scheduling Coordinator

I grew up in a small town in Idaho and recently moved to the Bay Area with my husband. I graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health. I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family.

Staff member - Loren


Registered Dental Assistant

I have been a Registered Dental Assistant for over 15 years and I love what I do. I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, running, and laughing. I grew up in Daly City where I still live with my husband, two sons, and cat!

Staff member - Amber


Registered Dental Assistant

I graduated from Foothill College with an AS Degree in Dental Assisting. My passion is working with kids and helping them learn the importance of oral hygiene. My hobbies include reading and traveling the world with my husband and daughter.

Staff member - Thuy


Registered Dental Assistant

I have been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2002 and most of my time has been working with children. I love getting hugs and huge smiles from the kids after their visits! When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters.

Staff member - Celesta


Registered Dental Assistant

I’ve been taking care of kids’ dental health for 25 years and love it! It’s such a blessing to watch them grow up over the years. In my spare time I enjoy reading, exercising, and spending time with my daughter.

Staff member - Vera


Registered Dental Assistant

I grew up in Morgan Hill, CA. I graduated from Carrington College in 2015. I enjoy working with children and teaching them how to brush and floss.

Staff member - Adriana


Registered Dental Assistant

I completed the dental assisting program at Foothill College in 2015. Since then I have worked in general and pediatric private practices as an RDA. Outside of the dental world, I enjoy hiking and photography as well as spending time with family and friends.