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Chun-Teh Lee

Chun-Teh Lee DDS, MS, DMSc

Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston School of Dentistry, Houston, Texas

Dr. Chun-Teh Lee is Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene at The University of Texas Health Science Center at the UTHealth School of Dentistry in Houston, where he is also Director of Research for the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene.

Following graduation from dentistry school, Dr. Lee served as Dental Officer in the Combined Logistics School in Taoyuan, Taiwan, and then worked as a dentist in private practice in Taipei before coming to the United States.

Dr. Lee received his DDS from the National Taiwan University School of Dentistry in Taipei, where he was an eight-time Presidential Award recipient, and ranked in the top 5% of his class each semester. He was an honor member of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society of the Republic of China and the top student of his graduating class.

In pursuing educational endeavors in the US, he was awarded a master of science degree and certificate in periodontics by Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York. He was awarded a Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) in oral biology from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in applied oral sciences at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dr. Lee’s research focuses on the interaction between inflammation and oral microbiota in health and disease, and he is active in evidence-based dentistry. He has published over 60 abstracts, peer-reviewed articles, and book chapters. Dr. Lee has given numerous invited presentations in Taiwan and the US and is the recipient of many awards and honors. His clinical interests involve periodontal and implant treatments.

He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Education Association, and International and American Associations for Dental Research, among other professional organizations.