Carmel Mountain Dental Care (CMDC) recently welcomed Dr. Marisa Lee, D.M.D., to their growing team. To avoid confusion between herself and fellow CMDC dentist Dr. H. Jonathan Lee, D.M.D. – no relation – she goes by Dr. Marisa. Born in Hawaii, Dr. Marisa was drawn towards dentistry from an early age. Sports-related injuries and poor eating habits resulted in a significant amount of dental care as a teenager, and she was inspired by her dentists’ patient, nonjudgmental care.

“I personally understand the anxiety, discomfort, and pain patients experience with dentistry because I too was once a patient terrified of going to the dentist,” shared Dr. Marisa. “It is a blessing and a privilege to help each patient obtain a healthy, beautiful smile they love through empathetic and genuine dental care.”

Dr. Marisa is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Society, Christian Medical and Dental Association, and San Diego County Dental Society.