Penn Dental Medicine

Departments & Faculty

Sumin Lee, DMD, MSD, DScD

Assistant Professor
Department of Endodontics

Education

  • Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DScD), University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine 2015
  • Postdoctoral Certificate in Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine 2012
  • Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD), Chosun University, College of Dentistry, Gwangju, South Korea 2006
  • Postdoctoral Certificate in Conservative Dentistry, Chosun University, College of Dentistry, Gwangju, South Korea 2006
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Chosun University, College of Dentistry, Gwangju, South Korea 2003

Credentials/Honors

  • Assistant Professor of Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2017-present
  • Lecturer of Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2015- 2017
  • Lecturer of Oral Hygiene, Mokpo Science, University, Mokpo, South Korea, 2009
  • Clinical Instructor of Conservative Dentistry, Chosun University College of Dentistry, Gwangju, South Korea, 2007-2010
  • Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group Young Investigator Award, International Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Best Oral Presentation Award, Penn Endo Global Symposium Austrian Society of Endodontology Annual Meeting, 2014
  • Endodontic Research Grant, American Association of Endodontists Foundation, 2014
  • Reviewer, Journal of Endodontics, 2015-present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Dental Research, 2016-present
  • Reviewer, Journal of the California Dental Association,2016-present
  • Reviewer, Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics, 2017-present

Research Interests

Dr. Sumin Lee’s research interests include the biology of the dental stem cells, regeneration of the dental pulp, dental tissue engineering, and biomaterials in Endodontics. She has further focused on the research demonstrating the availability and delivery of mesenchymal stem cells into the root canal system via intracanal bleeding and the correlation with clinical outcomes. Also, she is conducting in vitro and in vivo studies regulating the inflammatory niche and optimizing the immunomodulatory function of resident dental pulp stem cells to suppress inflammation and guide tissue regeneration in case of dental pulpitis.

Sumin Lee, DMD, MSD, DScD
Penn
The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030