About | Dr. Thomas C. Lee, DDS, MS
Becoming an orthodontist is extremely rewarding. I feel fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful profession. Not only do I enjoy creating beautiful, healthy smiles, I also enjoy meeting and building relationships with children, teens, adults, and families in our community. With orthodontics, my team and I change lives every day! The ability to give children and adults more confidence by changing their smile is priceless. For some, it’s restoring the ability to eat and chew without difficulty or pain.
My drive to become an orthodontist began when I had orthodontic treatment as a teenager. I was amazed at the changes that were happening in my mouth with braces! I grew up here in Southern California, in the San Fernando Valley, and attended the California State University, Northridge for my undergraduate education. The University of Southern California School of Dentistry was my next stop for the next seven years: four years to earn a Doctorate of Dental Surgery, and three more years of orthodontic residency and a Master of Science in craniofacial biology.
Continuing Education and Experience
Outside the Office
Being a positive, contributing member of our community and society is important to me. Children are our future. That is why I have chosen to support the Boys and Girls Club. This wonderful organization gives a safe, positive, nurturing, supportive place for kids and teens to play and learn.
My wife Heidi and I met during our undergraduate studies in 1993. She is the pillar of my life. We have two wonderful children, Parker and Sophie. When I am not in the office, my time is spent with my wife and kids, mountain biking, watching USC football (FIGHT ON!), and snow skiing.