Lee R. Boese, Jr., D.D.S.
Dr. Lee R. Boese, Jr. has been a partner in his father’s orthodontic practice for over 25 years. Dr. Boese, Jr. is a graduate of the Merced High School Class of 1983. He attended Saint Mary’s College of California where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1987. Dr. Boese, Jr. majored in philosophy and minored in mathematics. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from University of The Pacific School of Dentistry.
Dr. Boese, Jr. also does children’s hospital Orthodontic therapy with surgical privileges at the University Surgical Center in Merced. Dr. Boese also has been chosen as a Premier provider of Clear Correct aligner technology and is one of the company’s Orthodontic consultants who shows and instructs Clear Correct orthodontists and other restorative dentists how this appliance can be used to treat and alleviate TMJ disorders.
Dr. Boese, Jr. is Past President of the Yosemite Dental Society and has been the regional California Dental Association P.A.C. Delegate for the last 10 years. Dr. Boese, Jr. has lectured on the pharmacological support and treatment of TMJ patients. He was trained by Dr. Mark Piper as a Level Two Practitioner whose emphasis was in advanced TMJ diagnosis and treatment planning with pharmacological support and splint therapy. Dr. Boese, Jr. has also been trained by Dr. William Arnett, the respected oral maxillofacial surgeon, using his computerized soft tissue and cephalometric treatment planning protocol for orthodontic and oral maxillofacial surgery patients.
Dr. Boese, Jr. is also a graduate of Roth/Williams international Orthodontic educational program and a discipline of the Roth Appliance system.
Dr. Lee. Boese, Jr. is a member, in good standing, of the following dental organizations: American Dental Association, California Dental Association, PCSO, Yosemite Dental Society, California Dental Association P.A.C. representing Merced and Mariposa Counties and Delta Sigma Delta.
Dr. Boese, Jr. is extremely active in the community as a lifelong resident. He has been a Trustee for the University of California, Merced since its opening. He currently serves as the Co-Chairman for the City of Merced and County of Merced Greater High Speed Rail Committee. He is on the Board of Directors for Merced College President’s Circle. He is also the current President of Citizens for the Betterment of Merced County which is a highly selected group of influential business leaders in Merced County. He was Vice President and Recreational and Competitive Soccer Commissioner for the Merced Youth Soccer Organization for over 12 years. During this time, he coached Women’s Competitive Soccer as well as Women’s Varsity High School Soccer.
Dr. Boese, Jr. is also a member of the following community organizations:
- University of California, Merced, Chancellors Associates
- Founder, Friends of University of California, Merced
- Member, Merced Boosters
- Member, Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Boese, Jr. has received the following awards recognizing his service and accomplishments in the City and County of Merced. He was the recipient of the Greenlining Institute’s 2003 Big Foot Award for his unique vision, ferocious tenacity and unselfish courage which produced a 10th University of California campus for California youth and their future. He was also the recipient of the Merced County Chamber of Commerce 2009 Citizen of the Year Award for his vision in advocating the development of a high speed rail system in California, a Merced high speed rail station stop and the construction of the high speed rail heavy maintenance facility at Castle Air Force Base in Merced.
Dr. Lee Boese, Jr. was born at Castle Air Force Base, and raised in Merced, California. Dr. Boese, Jr. and his wife Suzanne have a daughter Alexis who is a former graduate of Saint Mary’s College, and she currently is employed by E3 consulting as an ergonomic specialist currently advising Sony and Toyota. Dr. Boese, Jr. and his family have had a cabin at Shaver Lake for many years where they enjoy hiking, boating, snow skiing, water skiing, and snowmobiling. Our family has a great passion for the outdoors and during the summer months they are constantly exploring the Southern Sierra’s.