"For me the most rewarding aspect of dentistry is helping my patients achieve their smile goals and building up their self-esteem."
As a Federal Way dentist, Dr. Josephine Lee enjoys caring for the families in her area and has been in private practice as a family, restorative, and cosmetic dentist since 1997. She continues to educate herself and hone her skills by regularly attending lectures and seminars.
Dr. Lee is known for her gentle and kind manner. Her deep feelings of commitment and compassion for her patients are evident in the way she treats them like members of her own family.
She tries to model herself on her heroes: Mother Theresa and her mother. Mother Theresa because of her sacrificial service to others and her mom for her sacrificial love for her family.
Arriving in the U.S.
Dr. Lee grew up in Guam. After being awarded American citizenship as a pre-teen, Dr. Lee decided to choose an American name. She was inspired by a character in the book Little Women and chose the name Josephine.
Her family came to the Pacific Northwest when she was a teenager, where she graduated from Curtis High School.
Being extremely close to her mother, father, and in-laws, she is a family-oriented person. She has two children with her husband of 20+ years.
Finding her path
It was Dr. Lee's mother who suggested she explore the dental profession. She had always liked health sciences, enjoyed working with people and with her hands. Exceptional dentistry requires all three of these things!
Dr. Lee's strong commitment to family extends to her patient family. She enjoys working with individuals, parents, and children, establishing lifelong relationships. She is proud of the strong connections she has forged with both her patients and team members.
‘‘I am so pleased with Dr. Lee and her staff. I actually continued to go there when I moved 125 miles away. I couldn’t find a dentist who even compared to her warm demeanor yet expert ability to deal with my complex needs.‘‘
Toni N., 5-Star Google Review
Dr. Lee's education and experience have placed her in an elite group of top-educated dentists.
Dr. Lee is recognized as a respected member of the following organizations: