An interview with Kee-Joon Lee

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Edition V22N04 | Year 2017 | Editorial Interview | Pages 28 to 33

Kee Joon Lee

It is a great honor to introduce and conduct the interview with Professor Kee-Joon Lee. I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Kee-Joon in Seoul, in 2015, when we agreed to cooperate in the development of research projects involving the Department of Orthodontics of Yonsei University (Seoul/South Korea) and the Department of Orthodontics of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro/Brazil). Dr. Lee has world-renowned expertise in biomechanics and miniscrews, which has been published in his numerous articles in the most prestigious scientific journals as well as seen on invitations to lecture in countries worldwide. Dr. Kee-Joon Lee is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics of Yonsei University College of Dentistry. 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 was an adjunct professor at the Department of Orthodontics, Temple University, and at the University of Pennsylvania (2010-2011). 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 research fields 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. We were honored to receive Professor Kee-Joon Lee last year, in October, for the Meeting of Alumni Association of Graduate Course in Orthodontics of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. It was one more of his outstanding conferences in biomechanics with miniscrews.

Lincoln I. Nojima – interview coordinator

Lee KJ. An interview with Kee Joon Lee. Dental Press J Orthod. 2017 July-Aug;22(4):28-33. DOI:

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