Welcoming New Faculty: Mi Sook Lee

Dr. Mi Sook Lee, pediatric dentistry

Mi Sook Lee, D.M.D., M.S.D., Ph.D., returned back to the UF College of Dentistry and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry as a clinical assistant professor in spring 2024. A Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Lee teaches predoctoral dental students in both didactic and clinical courses and instructing the college’s Gainesville-based pediatric dentistry residents. She’s also treating pediatric patients in UF College of Dentistry’s Faculty Practice.

A Korean trained dentist boasting plentiful educational and experiential ventures throughout her career, Lee spent 13 months at UFCD from 2019-2020 completing her advanced placement residency in pediatric dentistry for internationally-educated dentists after just six weeks learning English in spring 2019 the University of Florida’s English Language Institute.

At the conclusion of her pediatric dentistry residency program in Gainesville, Lee returned to South Korea and her private practice, Baek & Lee’s Dental Clinic, in Kyunggi from 2020-2022, and ventured to the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry as an assistant professor in 2022 for two years before making her most recent return to UF.

Lee’s dental career began at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea, where she earned her DMD degree (1997) and then completed an internship (1999) and earned her master’s degree in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry (2001). She opened her own dental practice in 2001, Baek and Lee’s Dental Clinic, and also balanced simultaneously serving as an adjunct assistant professor at Kyung Hee University.

She immersed herself in a two-year Charles H. Tweed Foundation for Orthodontic Education and Research course through the Korean Orthodontic Research Institute from 2004-2006 before earning her Ph.D. from the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Kyung Hee School of Dentistry in 2008.

In addition to being board-certified in the United States, Lee is nation-certified as a Diplomate of Pediatric Dentistry by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, South Korea, and she’s an Accredited Pediatric Dentist of Korea by the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

She’s published in several publications during her academic career, is licensed to practice in Korea, California, Nebraska and Florida, and is a part of a number of different professional and academic societies in both the U.S. and Korea, including the American Dental Association.

Contact Dr. Lee

Mi Sook Lee

Mi Sook Lee DMD, MSD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-7643