Meet Dr. Rodney Lee

On Being an Orthodontist

With orthodontics as a profession, I never stop learning. There are constant technological changes, and opportunities to collaborate and learn with and from other oral healthcare professionals, so the field is dynamic and challenging. I love that I can customize care to address each patient’s unique orthodontic needs, and create a smile that is both healthy and beautiful.

Being an orthodontist is incredibly rewarding. I am able to make remarkable changes in my patient’s lives, which will profoundly and positively impact their lives. Not only will they have an amazing smile, but they will have better oral health, as well.

As a native San Franciscan, I enjoy being part of our community. I like meeting, getting to know, and caring for our diverse population. It’s a great feeling to see my patients and their families around town, and be greeted by their confident, beautiful smiles. 

Dr. Rodney Lee

Education and Experience

  • Pre-dental Education – University of San Francisco
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of California San Francisco, School of Dentistry
  • Orthodontic Residency – University of California San Francisco, School of Dentistry

Dr. Lee pursued his pre-dental education at the University of San Francisco. He then proceeded to the University of California San Francisco as a Regents Scholar and graduated at the top of his class. He was the first recipient of the Francis Sooy Chancellors Cup, awarded to the most outstanding graduating student as voted by faculty and students.

After dental school, he continued at UCSF to receive his Certificate in Orthodontics. Since his graduation from UCSF, Dr. Lee has been on the faculty and currently serves as a clinical professor. While the majority of his time has been devoted to his private practice and caring for his clients, Dr. Lee has also published in journals, and lectured on orthodontic topics.

Dr. Lee is an active member of several study clubs, including the Norcal Orthodontic Study Club, the Seattle Study Club, and the UCSF Interdisciplinary Study Club. This allows him to collaborate on cases, exchange ideas, and learn from and with other dental professionals.

Desiring to remain at the leading-edge of treatments and the latest advancements in orthodontics, Dr. Lee exceeds the state-mandated continuing education requirements. This ensures he is able to offer his patients the best current treatment options.

Dr. Lee has treated over 1500 cases with clear aligner therapy and has over 15 years of experience providing Invisalign®. He was one of the early adopters of Invisalign, in 1999, and is a Top 1% Diamond Plus Invisalign Provider.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • California Dental Association
  • San Francisco Dental Society

Personal Life

Dr. Lee was born, raised, and educated in San Francisco. When he’s not working, Dr. Lee is often found spending time with his wife, Denise, and daughter, Sammy. He loves traveling with them and his camera. He also enjoys playing tennis, running, and photography.

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