Sarah K. Lee, D.D.S.

  1. Prosthodontist

Sarah Kay Youny Lee, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.P., is a maxillofacial prosthodontist with specialty interest in oral reconstruction with prosthetic rehabilitation and digital dentistry. Dr. Lee's areas of clinical focus include:

  • Prosthetic rehabilitation, in conjunction with oral reconstruction, for managing congenital and acquired defects of the face and oral cavity
  • Multidisciplinary coordination of care with surgical specialties, radiation oncology, medical oncology, and allied health professions
  • Advancing digital practices into oral healthcare platforms to improve clinical experiences and care outcomes
  • Improving the delivery of care and quality of life of patients affected by oral dysfunction and disabilities

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Lee serves as program director to the Advanced Prosthodontics residency training program and provides mentorship and supervision in the Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Dental Oncology fellowship. She is active in research and education within the specialty of Prosthodontics and sub-specialty of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics.

  1. Cancer
  2. Facial deformity
  3. Facial fracture
  4. Facial injury
  5. Head and neck cancer
  6. Jaw cancer
  7. Jaw tumors and cysts
  8. Mouth cancer
  9. Mouth injury
  10. Mouth tumor
  11. Oral and throat cancer
  12. Radiation injury
  1. Dental implant surgery
  2. Dental surgery
  3. Facial reconstruction
  4. Fibula free flap
  5. Fitting of prosthesis
  6. Head and neck reconstruction
  7. Mouth care
  8. Oral appliance therapy
  1. 2019
    FellowRST Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2018
    ResidencyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  3. 2014
    ResidencyUniversity of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  4. 2013
    DDSUniversity of North Carolina School of Dentistry
  5. 2009
    Undergraduate Studies - Chemistry B.A. and Spanish B.A.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    2020 Provider Recognition AwardMayo Clinic
  2. 2019
    2019 Maxillofacial Foundation Award RecipientAmerican Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  3. 2018
    1st Place Winner Poster Competition, Research Category - Research Topic, "Comparison of Dental Biomaterials For Oral Positioning Device Used in Proton Beam Therapy”American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  4. 2017
    Research Topic: “Oral Microbiome Changes Associated with Fixed Dental Prosthodontic Restoration"American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation Research Fellowship
  5. 2017
    Dental Foundation of North Carolina scholarship for outstanding graduate students in UNC School of DentistryAnn and G Randolph Babcock Fellowship
  6. 2017
    American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation Research Fellowship Research Topic: “Oral Microbiome Changes Associated with Fixed Dental Prosthodontic Restoration" University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  7. 2016
    UNC 3 Minute Thesis Competition Finalist: “Investigating changes in the salivary microbiota associated with full mouth dental rehabilitation”University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  8. 2016
    Dental Foundation of North Carolina scholarship for outstanding graduate students in UNC School of DentistryUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  9. 2016
    Advanced Education Fellowship Dental Foundation of North Carolina scholarship for outstanding graduate students in UNC School of Dentistry University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  10. 2014
    2014 Annual Session Table Clinic 1st Place WinnerMichigan Dental Association
  11. 2014
    Michigan Dental Association 2014 Annual Session Table Clinic 1st Place Winner Research topic: “Application of the Basic Tenants of Restorative Dentistry in the Management of a Patient status post maxillectomy” Michigan Dental Association
  12. 2013
    USA Section Student Servant Leadership AwardAcademy of Dentistry International
  13. 2013
    Whip Mix "Best of the Best" Award in Prosthodontics University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  14. 2013
    UNC Dental Research and Review Day 2013 Turner Award Finalist University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  15. 2011
    UNC Dental Alumni Association Scholarship University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  16. 2011
    UNC School of Dentistry Dean’s list University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  17. 2011
    Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society Inductee University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  18. 2010
    Troy B. Sluder Jr. Scholarship University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  19. 2009
    Robert W. and Maude B. Outland Scholarship University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  20. 2008
    Sterling Stoudemire Medal for Excellence in SpanishUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  21. 2007
    UNC Spanish Dept. Study Abroad scholarship recipientUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  22. 2005
    James M. Johnston Scholar University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  23. 2005
    UNC General College Dean’s List University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Professional memberships

  1. 2020
    AmbassadorAmerican College of Prosthodontists
  2. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  3. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  4. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  5. 2019 - present
    Associate FellowAmerican Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  6. 2019 - present
    FellowAmerican board of prosthodontics
  7. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  8. 2016 - 2019
    Committee MemberAmerican College of Prosthodontists
  9. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Prosthodontists

Publications