Lee R. Boese, Sr., D.D.S., M.S.D., A.B.O.
Dr. Lee. R. Boese, Sr. has provided the highest quality orthodontic care since 1970. After obtaining a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University, he completed an internship in periodontics with the U.S. Air Force in Washington D.C. He then received a Master of Science Degree in Orthodontics from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. While at Marquette University, Dr. Boese received the Alpha Omega Scholarship Award for having the highest grade point average in his dental class. In addition, he was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and Alpha Sigma Nu, a national academic honor society for men. Prior to establishing his orthodontic practice, Dr. Boese served as an Air Force Captain and as the periodontist at Castle Air Force Base in Merced, California.
In addition, Dr. Boese is an internationally recognized orthodontic LECTURER and AUTHOR. He has lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe and has published numerous articles dealing with post-treatment stability. His clinical research in the area of long-term post-treatment stability spans a period of over 40 years. He has served as both a consultant and reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Dr. Boese’s professional honors include the Alpha Omega Scholarship Award, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, United States Air Force Commendation Medal, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Hixon Memorial Lecture from the University of Oregon Orthodontist Alumni and the Jarabak Memorial Lecture from the Indiana University Orthodontist Alumni. Dr. Boese, also, received a United States Public Health Fellowship from the Marquette University School of Dentistry for a study of growth patterns in cerebral palsy patients. He has dental licenses from California, Wisconsin and Washington.
Dr. Boese, Sr. is a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- Edward H. Angle Society
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
- California Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Yosemite Dental Society
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon
- Northern California Pankey Study Group
Within the professional organizations, Dr. Boese has held numerous elected offices and committee assignments. He was the General Chairman for the American Association of Orthodontists Annual Meeting in San Diego. In the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, he served as a Director, Secretary, Vice-President, President, Past President, General Chairman of the Annual Conference in San Francisco and Chairman of the Continuing Education Committee. In the Edward H. Angle Society, Dr. Boese was the President of the National Angle Society, Program Chairman for the National Angle Meeting in Sun Valley and Director to the Central Body. In the Northern California Component of the Angle Society, Dr. Boese served on the Clinical Evaluation Committee and the Board of Directors and was elected Secretary, President-Elect and President. He was a consultant and reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Boese was the consultant, specialty and chief examiner for the certification of orthodontic specialists in British Columbia. He also served as the President of the Yosemite Dental Society in Merced and the President of the North Merced Rotary Club where he remains a Paul Harris Fellow.
Dr. Boese and his wife, Sandee, have two children, a daughter, Joy, and a son, Lee, Jr. Their son, Dr. Boese, Jr. is married to Suzanne and they have a daughter, Alexis. Dr. Boese, Jr. is a partner in the orthodontic practice. Their daughter owns and operates E3 Consulting Company, an ergonomic business in Los Angeles. Joy and her husband, Kevin, have two sons, Kevin, Jr. and Brennen and a daughter Breana. They currently reside in Palos Verdes, California.