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Primary: Dentist

Sub-Specialty: General

With over 30 years of experience, Dr Lee is the best around to make your smile bright! Give us a call right now to schedule an appointment!




Accepts New Patients
By Appointment Only
  • Dentists, Dental Implants

Location & Hours

Practice Affiliations

Richard Lee

214 Second St. S. E. Richard Y. Lee, D. D. S.

Washington, DC 20003

Main Location

214 2nd St SE

Washington, DC 20003

Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Tue 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, Wed - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Sun Closed
Extra Phones

Phone: (202) 230-8780

Capitol Hill, Southeast Washington, Washington Mall


Payment Method
all major credit cards, financing available, insurance

Other Information

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Other Information

Insurance: Delta Dental PPO, Delta Dental Premier, DeltaCare USA

By Appointment Only: No


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Edited: 02/04/2017

I found him to be a man of virtue and compassion. Furthermore, I really enjoyed talking to him and learning more about him. I consider him to be a friend and I will always feel that way.

Zeid A.



I had a great experience with Dr. Lee, he is a very honest dentist. I had a wisdom tooth that was bothering me, he took it out and didn't charge me. Now where will you go to a dentist that will take out a tooth a wisdom without charging you??? Think really hard people, really why post negativity when he takes away the pain!!

I also had a tooth that was hurting and Dr. Lee recommended I get a root canal to save the tooth and kill the pain, and cheapest dentist around in a long time. He was very friendly and told me everything that was going to be done before he even did it. Once he was finished, he told me other things I need to get done and even showed me. He doesn't overcharge and lets you know everything. I recommend him to anyone that does not want to get ripped off.




Dr. Lee is very patient and concerned about his clients. He talks to the patient while he works and that helps to keep our mind off pain. That is very good. I send everyone to him that is afraid of the dentist. I will not change dentists and I will continue to refer people to him.

Charlieo O.



Coming to Dr. Lee is an enjoyable experience. He is gentle, competent and he has a wonderful sense of humor. He cares about his patients and is honest and ethical. The best!

Alfie E.



Dr. Lee is a very professional and kind doctor I have been a satisfied patient of Dr. Lee for over 25 years. I highly recommend him!




I took a friend to Dr. Lee after another dentist told her she needed extensive & expensive work. She was suspicious because she'd gone after getting a free coupon in the mail. Dr. Lee told her she needed no work whatsoever and charged her nothing for giving the second opinion. I've been going to him for 30 years and know he is the most honest dentist in town.




"Not one but quite a few people suggested me to go to Dr.lee. After my visit today, I can say this is my new go to dentist. I have no insurance but dr.lee is so affordable!!!

I got a root canal today and didn't feel a thing!! He numbed me so well that the procedure was a breeze and I honestly can't wait for my next procedure. I feel better already.. Not to mention, I have a low pain tolerance so he has wowed me. He is honest and likes to make his patients laugh. Dr.lee, you're amazing!"

Elizabeth H.



After I responded to a coupon for a free exam that came in the mail from a dental group near me, I was told I needed a lot of expensive work. A friend suggested I go to Dr. Lee for a second opinion, because she told me he was the most honest dentist in town. He informed me that I needed no dental work at all and to beware of such offers in the future. I found his office charming, with bonsai and potted plants, a mixture of Chinese and country decor. (Apparently both cultures like pictures of funny-looking dogs.) Dr. Lee takes a personal interest in each of his patients and gives them all the time they need. This may not be the luxurious factory that I'm used to, but I saved a fortune thanks to Dr Lee's advice & sterling ethics (I was also so very edified to overhear he does pro bono work). This was some months ago (I wanted to write a review sooner since I've been so inspired by Dr Lee & his staff but had to undergo surgery -- different body part lol) and my teeth/mouth have been fine.

Daniel L.



I love Dr. Lee. I have been using him for over 12 years. I can't believe the other reviews. Yes, he does talk some during the procedure, but I always thought it was to make me feel comfortable. The first time I saw him, I gave him my insurance and he NEVER billed it. Now, I just pay cash and every time the price is lower for the same procedure. I think if you accept his funny ways, you get a lowball price. He's Great! I would not go to any other dentist. If you take a look at his appt book, you will see htat he must be doing something right. I think he's seeing over 60 patients per day and he seems to personally know all of them. what other one man dental office is that busy? His personality is his stock and trade. The people keep coming because he makes them feel comfortable and like the dentist’s office is not that serious. He didn’t bill my insurance because he didn’t need to.




Dr. Lee is the best! He really makes his clients comfortable. He has a good sense of humor and his dental skills are outstanding. He did the front of my mouth with crowns and I have been getting compliments ever since 2004. Everyone should go see Dr. Lee- keep up the good work! I also refer others all the time!




Dr. Lee has been my dentist for over 20 years. During that time, he has cared for my teeth so well that there has never been a need for any replacements. He has always put the care of his patients first and even comes into the office on off days to accommodate his patients' schedules. Dr. Lee is punctual and patient and extremely fair and liberal to those who done have insurance. I consider Dr. Lee a friend and my dentist and feel blessed and confident in him for all of my dental needs.

Robertt T.



I am tired of unnecessary and shoddy work. I believe Dr. Lee is honest and has integrity to do good work at reasonable prices and is not apt to order unneeded procedures.




For the first time in my life, I am not afraid to come to the dentist. Dr. Lee makes me feel like he is careful not to hurt me and he tries to make me laugh. His work is good and it lasts.




Dr. Lee is the best dentist I have ever been to. He is very friendly, honest, and does a very good job. I will keep coming back for as long as he is in practice.




Two generations of my family have come to Dr. Lee. There's nobody else like him. You get it all: Skill, Good prices, and a friendly attitude.




For the first time in my life I'm not afraid to come to the dentist. Dr. Lee is gentle, and does very good work to say the least. He actually cares how he makes you feel. He's a real friend.




Dr. Lee, in my opinion, you are the very best!!! You are the consumate professional. Your dental work is the highest caliber, not to mention being competitively priced. Truly appreciate the overall atmosphere and superior customer service received at each visit. Thanks!