Studies show that nearly 75% of people in the U.S. fear going to the dentist. While women are more likely afraid than men and younger people have greater apprehension, they all have one thing in common – some level of fear. At times, it can lead to avoiding even routine oral hygiene appointments and have a detrimental impact on your overall health.
As part of our commitment to both patient care and comfort, Amsterdam Dental Group is pleased to offer dental sedation by trained and certified Soonjae Lee, DMD.
About Soonjae Lee, DMD
Dr. Lee is a dentist anesthesiologist with extensive training in providing general anesthesia in surgery centers and private dental offices for adult, pediatric and special needs patients. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and History of Art from University of Michigan and completing the Post Baccalaureate Program at West Chester University, he went on to attend the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University and graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors.
Recognizing the need for anesthesia services in the dental population, Dr. Lee continued his studies in the Dental Anesthesiology Residency program at the University of California Los Angeles Dental School. He trained under several leaders in the field and provided anesthesia for patients at several hospitals, including Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Hospital and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Dr. Lee has his Pennsylvania General Anesthesia permit and Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications.
Dr. Lee is active in the dental community and a member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists. He is also the dental anesthesia clinical instructor at University of Pennsylvania's School of Dental Medicine, providing anesthesia for patients in the periodontal and pediatric residency programs.
Born and raised in the Greater Philadelphia area, Dr. Lee resides in Philadelphia with his family. His interests include traveling, food and photography.
Dental Anesthesia – Proficient with IV sedation, monitored anesthesia care, general anesthesia, open airway General Anesthesia, nasal and oral intubations.