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Get to Know
Dr. Dave Lee

For Dr. Lee, the best thing about dentistry isn’t the teeth, it’s the people, and this has been the case for his entire 38-year career! He feels truly blessed to work alongside such an excellent team (including his daughter, Dr. Lauren Lee Polito) to enhance the smiles and lives of his community. He hopes to make our dental office feel like a little slice of home every time you come to see us. Before that, you can start getting to know him by reading on below.

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Why Did You Want to
Become a Dentist?

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Dr. Lee was fortunate to have a wonderful dentist as a child, Dr. George Schuette in East Point, GA. He provided Dr. Lee with many great experiences and eventually encouraged him to pursue a career in dentistry. Medical sciences were his favorite classes growing up, and he has always loved working with his hands, so it seemed like a perfect fit! He also liked that dentistry would enable him to take great care of his patients while also allowing for plenty of time with his family, which can’t be said for all professions!

Where Did You
Study Dentistry?

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Dr. Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia before earning his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. Despite nearly four decades of experience, he completes over 100 hours of continuing education each year. He is a graduate of the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education, the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Education, and Baylor University’s Continuum of Contemporary Esthetic Diagnosis and Treatment.

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Outside of the Dental
Office, What Do You
Like to Do?

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Dr. Lee has been married to his wife Cheryl since 1981, and they have three children: Dr. Lauren Polito and her husband Yoann are practicing dentists, Dr. Jennifer Lee holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is currently working with a research company in San Francisco, and Taylor has a master's in viticulture and oenology from UC Davis.

If he isn’t at the dental office or spending time with his two grandchildren, you’ll almost always find Dr. Lee in the shop behind his house, often working on old cars. His biggest project to date was a four-and-a-half-year rebuild of a 1970 Chevelle Convertible. He also enjoys woodworking and making little toys for his grandsons.

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