Dr. David Lee

Dr David Lee graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK, with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery. He has worked in the urban and suburban environments of Glasgow treating patients of different social backgrounds and age groups.

Prior to joining private practice, Dr David has served as a Dental Officer in the public hospitals and tertiary dental care centres. During his stint with the public service, Dr Lee has provided emergency dental services, and worked alongside medical colleagues for the overall care of patients, often debunking the misconception that dental health has no link to general health. He has also provided a wide range of treatment from periodontal (gum) and root canal treatment, to crowns and dentures.

As a firm believer in preventive dental care by forming a strong rapport and educating patients, Dr David is involved in dental missions to educate and prevent dental decay in children in countries such as Cambodia and Timor Leste. At home, he strives to journey with patients, some with previous bad experiences, to bring them to a state of good oral health and overall well-being.

Apart from his dental pursuits and constant upgrading, Dr David enjoys spending time with family and travel photography.


Top 10 Burning Questions You Always Wanted To Ask Your Favourite Dentist But Never Got The Chance.

1. What’s your most favourite thing you love being a dentist?

Dr. David: The best thing about being a dentist is being able to help to improve the lives of those we come in contact with through their smiles!


2. What’s the most complex operation you’ve done in your dental career?

Dr. David: While molar root canals are technically challenging, it is second to easing an anxious or phobic patient to receive the treatment they require, especially if it does require local anaesthesia! (Think needles) But a huge satisfaction comes when patients later have their fears allayed and complete the treatment comfortably.

3. What is the most important skill you think a dentist should have, and why?

Dr. David: If it’s a skill, it will have to be communication, but only matched with the right values. While being able to build a rapport is important, it is contingent that it is built on the foundation of integrity and patient interests.

4. How has being a dentist impacted your life so far?

Dr. David: I have had the opportunity to interact with so many lives across ages, cultures and backgrounds! 

5. What do you love most about your workplace?

Dr. David: The working environment is one that is supportive and close-knit!


6. What’s a typical day like for you?

Dr. David: This is in transition as my wife and I prepare for the birth of our first child. At the moment, I usually ease into the morning with time with the Mrs for quality time over breakfast before heading out to work. At the end of the work day, I head back to spend time with the wife, with evening strolls by the canal near home and dinner. 


7. Who do you look up to as a role model?

Dr. David: My parents played a crucial part in raising me to have strong core foundational values and the opportunity to pursue this profession.

8. When and how did you decide to become a dentist?

Dr. David: I never actually came to the decision till my NS years. My ambition as a young child was to be an artist. Somewhere along the way came my desire to work in a capacity to directly influence lives and health outcomes. “DEN(tal ar)TISTry” confers me the opportunity to do both! 

9. How was your first dental experience like?

Dr. David: I have very thankfully not had significantly traumatic experiences with the dentists/dental therapists at school. I remember being the the school dental clinic to be screened. The tastes associated weren’t great and it felt weird initially, but hey, I got to skip class! 

10. What books are you reading at the moment?

Dr. David: Intentional Fatherhood