Dr. Lee practiced general dentistry in Chicago for several years before completing a multi-year orthodontic residency at Loma Linda University, earning his Master of Science degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, and stays abreast of the latest advances in orthodontics. In addition to private practice, Dr. Lee is an advisor at the Orthodontic Center of the Assistance League of Long Beach, a clinic that provides affordable care to economically disadvantaged teens with orthodontic problems.
"Orthodontic treatment can take several years to complete. What I enjoy most about my profession is the ability to get to know our patients. Especially for our younger patients, I love watching their personalities blossom as they gain confidence with their new smiles. We want to bring out the best in everyone." When not at work, Dr. Lee enjoys exploring southern California's parks, museums, and zoos with his wife and two children.
Dr. Hughes completed her orthodontic residency at the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, and worked as a process design engineer at ExxonMobil before her dental and orthodontic training.
When not at work, Dr. Hughes is often busy helping those in need at home and abroad. She has helped deliver meals to underserved communities in the Houston area, taught English in Nicaragua and Thailand, and provided dental care in Vietnam, Mexico, Honduras and Bolivia.