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Endodontic Excellence

Meet the Team at Endodontic Excellence

At Endodontic Excellence, we work together as a team to dispel any idea that a trip to an endodontist needs to be anything but comfortable and positive. When you visit us, you can expect to receive exceptional care delivered with the perfect combination of high-tech precision and accuracy and old-fashioned warmth and friendliness. To learn more about Our Vision and how we are Committed to Excellence, please click the buttons below.

As an endodontist, Dr. Alan Lee has devoted an additional three years to specialized training beyond dental school. His wealth of knowledge in the field enables him to offer services from comfortable root canal treatment to regenerative endodontics and micro-surgeries.

A Caring, Empathetic Endodontist

What his impressive credentials can't show is that, as a caring, empathetic specialist, Dr. Alan's priority is his patients' comfort and well-being. At Endodontic Excellence in Reston, VA, we never double-book appointments. Instead, we dedicate your time exclusively to you and your needs, and you will never experience the frustration of sitting alone while we tend to other patients.

We know you don't want to sit in the dental chair a moment longer than necessary, and we work efficiently as a team to complete your treatment so you can get on with your life. Dr. Alan and his team are proud to offer a wealth of leading-edge technology that improves your treatment by making traditional endodontic procedures more comfortable and efficient.

With stress-reducing amenities like a beverage bar, cozy blankets, TVs, and wireless headphones, we'll change your perception of what a visit to an endodontist involves!

 

Contact Us for An Appointment

If you need a root canal or other endodontic treatment, you don't need a referral from a dentist to contact us. Just call our Reston, VA endodontist's office at (703) 429-9926, and a helpful member of our team will be happy to assist you!

Until we see you, please take a few moments to learn more about Dr. Alan and the fantastic professional team who will be serving you.

 

 

Dr. Alan Wonhee Lee, DDS, MS

EDUCATION
Doctor of Dental Surgery - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Certificate and Master of Science in Endodontics - Marquette University School of Dentistry

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Dean's Faculty - University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Adjunct Associate Professor - University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
 

Dr. Alan Wonhee Lee attended the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia University, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. During his senior year at Columbia, Dr. Lee was also elected to the honors program and received the Empire State Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Award. 

His passion for preserving natural dentition led him to continue his education at the School of Dentistry at Marquette University, where he completed his endodontic specialty training. While at Marquette, Dr. Lee also earned a master of science degree and was awarded the Advanced Dental Specialist Graduate Residency Endowed Scholarship and Post-Graduate Scholarship Awards. 

Before attending Columbia University for his dental degree, Dr. Lee served as a Military Dental Specialist in the US Army. During his service, he received numerous commendations, including the Army Commendation Medal from the Secretary of the US Army.

Dr. Lee's research has been presented at the American Association for Dental Research's annual meeting and published in numerous prestigious journals. Also, he continues to lecture at various continuing education classes. As a member of the Dean's Faculty at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, he currently teaches dental students and residents on his in-depth knowledge of endodontics and microsurgery.

Currently, Dr. Lee practices both surgical and non-surgical, laser-, and microscope-enhanced endodontics in his private practice in Reston, Virginia. His highest priority is providing the highest quality of personalized care for his patients using the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies available.

Dr. Lee is a Specialist Member of the American Association of Endodontists and a member of the American Dental Association, John I. Ingle Study Club, and Global Dental Implant Academy Study Club.

Dr. Steven K. Kim, DMD

Born in South Korea, Dr. Kim moved with his family to Illinois at a young age. Dr. Kim attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he graduated with a B.S. degree in molecular and cellular biology with a minor in chemistry. Following his undergraduate studies Dr. Kim attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he received his D.M.D. During his years in dental school he received several awards including American Association of Endodontists Student Achievement Award and the Illinois Academy of General Dentistry Senior Award. Immediately following dental school, he specialized in endodontics at Columbia University in the City of New York. During his residency, he was selected as the Chief Resident at the Columbia University Endodontics program as well as a councilmember of the Resident Expert Advisory Council in the Foundation for Endodontics.

Following graduation from the endodontic program, he achieved a Diplomate status from the American Board of Endodontics. Only 20% of all endodontists have this advanced certification, involving a three part intensive examination. Dr. Kim was also appointed as a Clinical Instructor at Columbia University Endodontics program.  Dr. Kim’s passions include helping those in need, which is exemplified by his recent mission trip to Jamaica in early 2019. 

Outside of his career, Dr. Kim enjoys golf, tennis, fitness and snowboarding. To better serve our patients, Dr. Kim also speaks Korean and Spanish.

What It Means to Be a Diplomate and the Value of a Certificate
Only 20% of all endodontic specialists achieve the Diplomate, board certification status. By achieving the Diplomate status, your endodontist has gone beyond the endodontic specialty education and licensing requirements of the American Dental Association. He has shown a great inner motivation and exceptional commitment to continuing professional growth by completing examinations administered by a panel of experts. Completing this three-part examination demonstrates

  • Achieving the highest level of knowledge and skill possible.
  • Continually pursuing new knowledge and experience.
  • Fully understanding and applying new research and advances in the practice of endodontics.
  • Ensuring the highest possible quality of care for you, the patient.

Membership in Professional Associations:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • International Association of Dental Traumatology
  • Lasers in Dentistry Study Club

Awards & Honors:

  • American Association of Endodontists Achievement Award
  • Illinois Academy of General Dentistry Senior Award
  • Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award
  • First Place Award in IAGD Case Presentation Competition
  • Dr. Jerry F. Balaty Award
  • Dr. William Stroner Award
  • Paul W. Clopper Scholarship
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I will never, EVER go anywhere else but here

I was so terrified of the entire experience but every single person at Endodontic Excellence honestly could not have made this a better experience for me. The staff is kind, attentive, and sincerely wants to give you the best possible care. Dr. Lee worked with my personal situation to ensure I got the best possible care - I really just can't speak highly enough of these guys. The procedure went flawlessly and they went the extra mile to make sure I was as comfortable as possible the whole time. I will never, EVER go anywhere else but here. Do not hesitate to go to Endodontic Excellence - you will know as soon as you walk in that you're in the best possible hands.

- Ashley W. (Google)

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