Pears is (and are) good are your team and your patients' safety. Get to know what PEARS is all about.
In this important podcast relative to the AAPD’s mission toward “safety” in all way, Dr. Jacob Lee, talks about the PEARS training course offered by the American Heart Association. Here, he spells out what PEARS is all about, why it is a realistic and appropriate training for the entire dental team to manage through emergencies, and how it is drawing a lot of positive attention in the realm of team training. Learn about this court in the conversation with Dr. Le who has engaged in training his entire team. Hear about his passion and wisdom as to why you may want to soon follow suit.
Dr. Jacob Lee earned his DDS from the University of Toronto. He completed his dental internship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, earned his diploma in pediatric dentistry at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, and was conferred fellowship by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Dr. Lee was an associate professor at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and was later the director of the graduate program in pediatric dentistry at the University of Minnesota. He also served as chairperson of pediatric dentistry at the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, the director of the USC pediatric dental residency program, and as the dental director of the Children's Dental Health Clinic at Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
Dr. Lee is a graduate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Leadership Institute and has served the AAPD on numerous committees, including as the chair of the Graduate Students Research Awards and as coordinator of the academicians meeting at the AAPD Annual Sessions. In addition, he has organized and moderated the AAPD Practice Management Program. Dr. Lee has also served as the president of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, as a trustee of the Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and as the AAPD Western District trustee. He is a fellow of the AAPD and of the American College of Dentists.
Dr. Lee is presently clinical associate professor at USC School of Dentistry, directing the dental materials seminars for first-year pediatric dental residents. Incorporating his dental research and clinical experience, Dr. Lee has presented at numerous state, national, and international meetings. As a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry he recently completed a five-year commitment serving as a member of the ABPD Qualifying Examination Committee and as an examiner for the Oral Clinical Examination. He is a speaker in the AAPD Speakers Bureau, an AAPD Media spokesperson, and a member of the editorial board of Pediatric Dentistry. Currently he is serving as the co-chair of the Local Arrangements Committee of the AAPD Annual Sessions 2022, to be held in San Diego.
Dr. Lee is engaged in private practice with his son, a pediatric dentist, and with his daughter, a dental hygienist, in San Clemente and Rancho Mission Viejo, California. He is an accomplished classical violinist and enjoys performing with his children.