Your West Covina Orthodontist

Meet Donggeun Lee, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Lee loves seeing the change in his patients’ self-confidence as their amazing, healthy smiles take shape under his care.  Seeing this transformation is incredibly rewarding for Dr. Lee.

Dr. Lee grew up in Korea and has lived in the United States for several years. His passion for orthodontics was ignited during his time at Seoul National University in Korea.

After graduating from his orthodontic residency at UCLA, he was fortunate enough to work with esteemed colleagues and continue his professional development. Now, he’s thrilled to give the gift of a happy, healthy smile to patients like you in West Covina.

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Board-Certified in the US & South Korea

What sets Dr. Lee apart is his exceptional achievement of earning board certification in both the US and South Korea, having undergone orthodontic residency training in both countries.

This unique dual certification showcases his commitment to excellence and expertise in the field.

Dr. Lee dedicates and applies his extensive orthodontic education and knowledge to the digital realm, aiming to enhance clinical outcomes and improve the patient experience.

Memberships & Affiliations

Dr. Lee belongs to professional organizations to continually raise his expertise. He also joined a program of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF) called DOS (Donated Orthodontic Services). This initiative provides necessary orthodontic treatments to children of underprivileged families in the community.

  • American Association of Orthodontists - Member
  • DOS (Donated Orthodontic Services) - Member
  • Korean Association of Orthodontists - Member
  • American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) - Member
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSFO) - Member

Education & Experience

  • Seoul National University, Korea - Bachelor's Degree in Dentistry (cum laude)
  • Seoul National University, Korea - Master's Degree in Dentistry, Residency in Orthodontics
  • Seoul National University, Korea - Ph.D. in Dentistry
  • UCLA - Residency in Orthodontics

Outside of the Office

When Dr. Lee isn’t at the office, he stays busy immersing himself in research and contributing to the field of orthodontics.

He has been involved in several research projects, including a long-term study on morphometric changes in the nasal airway after maxillary skeletal expansion at UCLA's School of Dentistry.