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Pediatric dentist Dr. Lee

Christian K. Lee, DDS, MS

(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
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Mid-Peninsula Dental Society
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

Meet Your YoungTeeth Team

Staff member - Jenn


Treatment Coordinator

I grew up in the Bay Area and around Dallas, TX. I’ve been working in dental for 7 years and enjoy seeing people smile! I’m a big foodie, I look forward to spontaneous adventures, organizing is my jam, and spending quality time with friends and family is a priority.

Staff member - Christina


Scheduling Coordinator
Registered Dental Assistant

Born and raised in the beautiful Bay Area of California. I am an outdoor enthusiast. Anything with sunshine makes me smile. I come from a family of health care professionals and I strive to continue helping those and making a difference.

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.