Current title and Affiliation

Professor & Chairman, Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea;
International member of American Association of Orthodontists;
Member of World Federation of Orthodontists;
Advisory member of World Implant Orthodontics Association;
Auditor, Korean Cleft Lip and Palate Association (2015-);
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Korean Dental Science (2014-);
Planning director, Korean Association of Orthodontists (2016-);
Secretariat, Korean Officials Dental Association (2017-);
Founding member/Director of Scientific Affairs, Korean Association of Lingual Orthodontists;
Reviewer of American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Angle Orthodontists, Korean Journal of Orthodontists, European Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of Orthodontic Science.

Biographical sketch

Dr. Kee-Joon Lee is professor of the Department of Orthodontics, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea. He received DDS and PhD degree from Graduate school, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University. He completed the orthodontics specialty training in Yonsei University. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2002-2004 and at the Division of Plastic Surgery, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2010-2011. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Department of Orthodontics, University of Pennsylvania. He has contributed many book chapters on biomechanics of miniscrew-driven orthodontics, non-extraction treatment in adults, up-to-date lingual orthodontic mechanics and surgery-first approached using TADs. He is the first who demonstrated the miniscrew-assisted rapid palatal expander (MARPE) for adults in AJO-DO, which was cited by many other authors. He has published many articles and case reports regarding the treatment of non-eruption, and total arch movement for hyperdivergent face in orthodontic journals including two cover issues in AJO-DO. His fields in research include clinical biomechanics regarding TADs application and the suture and bone responses to orthodontic stimulus. He has served as a reviewer in major orthodontic journals, including AJO-DO, Angle Orthodontists and European Journal of Orthodontics. He has been invited to many international orthodontic conferences around the world.

Education

Mar. 1997 – Feb. 2004 Graduate school, College of Dentistry,
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (Ph.D)
Mar. 1995 – Feb. 1997 Graduate School, College of Dentistry,
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (M.S.)
Mar. 1988 – Feb. 1994 College of Dentistry, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (D.D.S.)

Professional experience

Mar 2013 – present Professor, Dept. of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry,
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Aug 2010 – Jul 2011 Visiting scholar, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA
Adjunct professor, University of Pennsylvania/Temple University
Sep 2008 – Jul 2010 Director of Postdoctoral Student Clinic, College of Dentistry,
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Mar 2008 – Feb 2013 Associate professor, Dept. of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry,
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Mar 2004 – Feb 2008 Assistant professor, Dept. of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry,
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Jul 2002 – Feb 2004 Visiting scholar, Dept.of Biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
May 2001- Jul 2002 Lecturer, Dept. of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry,
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Mar 1998 – Apr 2001 Medical officer(Captain), ROK Military Hospital
United Nations Mission in western sahara (MINURSO) (1999, 2000)
Mar 1994 – Feb 1998 Intern & Resident
Dept. of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry,
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Honors and awards
2016 Asian-Pacific Orthodontic Society Award: Fu Minkui APOS Trends Award for best clinical article (2013-14)

2014 Award for excellent faculty (clinical field)
Yonsei University Dental Hospital

2012 Excellent exhibition award
‘Strategic treatment of familial cleidocranial dysplasia’
71st Annual Meeting of Japanese Orthodontic Society

2010 Award for excellent faculty (clinical field)
Yonsei University Dental Hospital

2008 Excellent poster presentation award
‘Three-dimensional finite element analysis on the distalization pattern of maxillary dentition using miniscrews’
41st Annual Meeting of Korean Association of Orthodontists

2007 Award for excellent faculty (clinical field)
Yonsei University Dental Hospital

2007 Excellent poster presentation award
‘Three-dimensional measurement of the bone to miniscrew implant contact using a micro CT scanning’ etc.
40th Annual Meeting of Korean Association of Orthodontists

2006 Excellent poster presentation award
‘Treatment Effects of the Miniscrew-aided Rapid Palatal Expansion in Yonug Adults: Randomized Prospective Clinical Trial’ etc
39th Annual Meeting of Korean Association of Orthodontists

Excellent exhibition award
‘Effects of FGF2/9 on the Development of the Cranial Base Synchondrosis’
65th Annual Meeting of Japanese Orthodontic Society

2005 Young reseracher’s award
‘A Comparison of the Interdental Distance in Panoramic Radiography and Computed Tomography for Orthodontic Miniscrew Implant Application’

Excellent table clinic award
‘Miniscrew-aided Rapid Palatal Expansion in the Young Adults’
38th Annual Meeting of Korean Association of Orthodontists

2004 2nd prize (Oral presentation)
‘Semi-orthopedic Correction Using Dual Miniscrew’
3rd Asian Implant Orthodontics Conference & 17th Annual Meeting of Taiwan Association of Orthodontists

2004 Awarded for the excellence of PhD thesis from Graduate School, Yonsei Univeristy
‘FGF9 Repression of Msx2 Gene Expression Enhances Transcriptional Activity of Osteocalcin Gene’

2003 Excellent poster presentation award
‘Introduction of Transgenic Mouse Model for Analysis of FGFR2 Function in the Craniosynostosis’
36th Annual Meeting of Korean Association of Orthodontists

1999, 2000 Official commendation from Chief of the General Staff of the Army
1998 Official Award from Minister of National Defense (1st prize at the inaugural ceremony)