Meet Dr. Lee
Dr. Jared T. Lee grew up in Fullerton, California where he played baseball and football in high school, participated in Boys’ State and earned his Eagle Scout award. He attended college at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. After his freshman year, he put school on hold for a two-year church mission in Mexico where he learned to speak Spanish, but more importantly, he found that life is best lived serving others.
When he returned to his studies at BYU he was also reunited with his study partner, the former Deborah Dixon. A year later they were married. As undergraduate students, Dr. Lee and his wife spent a summer in Guatemala living with the Kiche Maya while they each wrote a chapter in a book about the local Guatemalan healthcare systems.
After earning his undergraduate degree at BYU in Exercise Science with a double major in Anthropology, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from UCLA. During dental school, Dr. Lee served as the representative for all California dental students to the American Student Dental Association, participating in several committees. At UCLA he co-authored a research study on diagnosis of dental caries using sophisticated 3-dimensional imaging technology.
After dental school, Dr. Lee spent three years as a postdoctoral clinical fellow at Columbia University in New York City where he received a Master’s degree in Orthodontics. His research focused on the accuracy of computerized representations of dental and skeletal models. He served as the postdoctoral representative the College’s ethics committee and as class president.
Dr. Lee, his wife Debi and their three children are delighted to make their home in Santa Paula. You might see them riding bikes around town, spot them eating tacos, or catch them at the library during children’s story time. Dr. Lee regularly participates in professional meetings and study clubs to continue his orthodontic education and to stay current with the most up to date treatments and procedures.