University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Why They Were Nominated
Dr. McCann Lee is a top-notch dentist who has chosen to spend her career training other dentists. “I was taught by my mentors that to be the most successful, I needed to find a way to touch more people and add value to their lives.” Through mentoring other great doctors, Dr. McCann Lee says she can “help many more patients receive excellent care.”
Why They Became a Dentist
At age 14, Dr. McCann Lee fractured most of her facial bones and lost several teeth in an ATV accident. “It took four years and nine reconstructive surgeries to rehabilitate my face and jaw function,” she says. “Being without teeth as a high schooler was traumatizing. It wasn’t until my dentist restored my smile that I regained my confidence and self-worth. I decided at that point that I wanted to give people the gift of confidence by fixing their teeth.
“We’re in the business of serving people, not the other way around. That means you must do whatever it takes to please them, and you must be available for their schedules.”
Something People Don’t Know
“My TMJ has been reconstructed using my rib bone.”