Friendly Smiles Dental Group
Brandon Lee, DMD:
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Friendly Smiles Dental Group
Brandon S. Lee, DMD
Portland, OR













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sleep apnea therapy

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Aaron V. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee’s dental office was hands down the best dentist experience I have ever had. I agree with the prior reviewers. Starting with reception, the receptionist was friendly and totally on top of pulling up my insurance information. Second, my appointment actually started precisely on time, which is probably the first time that has ever happened for me when visiting the dentist. The cleaning I had was essentially a painless experience – the hygienist was skilled and knew exactly what she was doing seamlessly from start to finish. She took note of where my sensitive spots were and handled those expertly. They had state of the art technology which made the visit run smoothly, including instantaneous digital display of my xrays the second after they were taken, plus dictation software which she used to quickly take notes during my cleaning. Dr. Lee was very friendly, and the whole dental practice found the perfect balance of being time efficient without feeling cold, rushed, or impersonal at all. This dental office does not look flashy on the outside of the building, but don’t be fooled…this is the dentist you should be seeing in Portland.

Lonnie Carroll (Source: Google)


To be honest it is a privilege to call him my dentist. I choose him because he is the only 5 Star dentist on here and it is no fluke. He is the most competent, kindest, nicest dentist ever. I had a triple root canal and when the Novocain wore off I could not even tell I had been worked on. I had no pain except for minimal swelling pressure. Add in a few crowns perfectly done and he is just the best.

Clinton D. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee knows his way around teeth as well as Michelle knows her way around insurance companies. Together with their hygenist Singh (spelling?), this makes them an efficient team of professionals who always take care of me with *cheesy alert* Friendly Smiles. Seriously though, they’re sincere people who have taken the time to get to know me and set up a treatment plan to maximize budget and timelines. Also, they just recently renovated their office with very comfortable new chairs and equipment.

Candis P. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going here for almost a year now. It is honestly the best dentist office I’ve ever been to! The staff is super friendly and always gives a warm welcome, they really do make you feel at home. Ally cleans my teeth and Dr. Lee always stops by to say hello and check in. I truly feel like they have my best interest at heart and I will continue to be a patient here as long as I’m able to!

Thea Mertens (Source: Google)


After trying multiple dentists in Portland I tried Friendly Smiles Dental and am so happy I did! They are super professional, attentive, and do a fantastic job! I was so tired of going to showy, “fancy” dentist offices but receiving subpar treatment in town…Dr. Lee and the staff (especially Sing she is THE BEST dental assistant I have EVER had) really show that actually being friendly and providing great dental care is #1 for customer satisfaction!

Jessica S. from Kerns, Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I’ve always had a horrible fear of dentists. Not here! I’ve been going here for over a year now. This is the only place I’ve ever felt genuinely comfortable! I’ve dealt with both drs personally, and they’ve been SO sweet, understanding, and thorough! They’ve even fixed crummy work from other dentists I’ve been to. The other day I had a root canal and it was one of the most pleasant days I’ve had in a while ! Side note just to say that Mischelle that works the front desk is the friendliest and most helpful person you’ll ever meet! She is just the best! And they actually give you great estimates as to what everything will ACTUALLY cost, it’s always reasonable (I have pretty mediocre dental insurance, and I usually pay pretty little out of pocket). I love this office and everyone there!

Kemi A. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I hadn’t gone to the dentist in a year for my routine cleaning, so I was a bit hesitant to find a dentist that a) wouldn’t ridicule me for not doing the 2x a year cleaning and b) not torture me with their devices. I’m not afraid of going to the dentist, but when you’re lying down with your month open and see a person in a mask coming at you with with a sharp object, you suck it up and hope that at least it’s quick as possible. When I came to the office, the staff was super friendly and filling out paperwork was a breeze. Then it was showtime: I met the dentist assistant and they took some x-rays: No cavities (yay!), but there was some scraping that needed to be done (no!). So we began. Not gonna lie it was awkward, but it wasn’t that super painful. The 80’s music in the background made me relax and I let them do their thing. She was super patient and explained every step she was doing to make sure I was prepared. The whole process took about 45 minutes and I got a goody bag at the end! Overall a great experience!

Ryan Kaufman (Source: Google)


I have been visiting Dr. Lee and his office for over a year now and use to see him when he worked for Brite-Now Dental. Once he started his own practice I followed him to SE Portland because I hate dealing with new dentists. Dr. lee works fast, does a great job explaining procedures, and is very professional. His entire staff is super helpful and they always treat me like family when I arrive for appointments. 100% recommended.

Meg P. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I am skeptical about dentists, but they’re a necessary evil. I scheduled a cleaning and exam with Friendly Smiles on a weekday. Right from the moment I stepped into the Friendly Smiles office, my doubts were disarmed and I knew this wouldn’t be the end. The environment was pleasant, the woman at the front desk was extremely bubbly, and I didn’t have to wait long until I was called back for my appointment. The hygienist was the best I have ever dealt with: careful, calm, and considerate. She warned me before every single moment that would have an ounce of discomfort. She made conversation with me, which distracted me from the overall dental experience. I only met briefly with Dr Lee because I just had a cleaning done, but he was very nice, professional, and informative. I will continue coming back to this office as long as I live in Portland. Update: I shamefully chipped my tooth while trying to drink from a glass water bottle…and I came in to this office really anxious. They fixed it for free! This is officially my favorite dentist.

Janelle B. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Brandon Lee is an exceptional ‘master of the craft’ dentist. In addition to having a phenomenal staff (i.e. Michelle), he brings a realness about my entire mouth condition. I have been with him for at least 2 years now. While dealing with the ongoing root canal these past few months, I can depend on Dr. Lee to fit me in for last minute appointments as needed. He has gotten to the root of the issue (no pun intended), which is my TMJ condition. Also, he was able to see my nephew in from out of town with not one, but two a abscesses. The previous dentist told my nephew that his tooth was alive and Dr. Lee found that it was dead. I would recommend that you see Dr. Lee for first opinion… and if not a first, then definitely second opinion. His clinic is a staple of support in my life!

Jewel M. from Bend, OR (Source: Yelp)


When I finally got insurance for the first time I was in need of a dentist! Thanks to Yelp I found this place with Dr. Lee and his staff. They are so nice and helpful. The receptionist is great as well and remembers who you are and is just super friendly. If you need a new dentist then definitely give Friendly Smiles a chance.

Laura M. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Fantastic place! I came here because of the great rating and this place really deserves 5 stars 🙂 Michelle at reception is wonderful, the dental assistant is bubbly and oh so friendly, and of course Dr. Lee is easy-going, friendly and does great work. As a recent US resident, I needed a little help with understanding health insurance which Michelle patiently talked me through. It’s refreshing to receive help rather than having someone lazily describe how insurance works and me still be none the wiser. I’m very happy with this place and wouldn’t considering switching to anywhere else!

Alex M. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Went to Dr. Lee for a whole lot of dental work, and he did a great job each time! The only discomfort I experienced was jaw pain that lasted several days after my wisdom tooth extraction, but that was because he had no choice but to saw off part of the bone to get the tooth out… something that happens the longer you wait to have your wisdom teeth removed (I’m 33). Other than that, I felt very little discomfort. Also, another mention I wanted to make was about Michelle, their front office person. She does an amazing job communicating with you in regards to procedures, cost, insurance etc. Really nice person!

Lacey H. from Sacramento, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am so happy I selected Dr. Lee as my new dentist. I’m fairly new to Portland and saw he had good reviews here & was accepted by my insurance so thought I’d give him a shot. I was also having a dental issue so needed to be seen. I got in within a few days and very quickly found out he and his staff are excellent! They did a great job and were thorough, organized, friendly, and accommodating. I am a SAHM and had to bring in my baby; the staff played with him and were very understanding when I had to feed him during the cleaning. Couldn’t have had a better experience. I highly recommend Dr. Lee!

Timothy O. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


The dental team is great, and I have found for the first time ever I don’t bit*# & moan when i have to go to the dentist. Least amount of pain I have encountered, best customer service I have dealt with, and always professional from beginning to end. Lastly, Michelle in reception is on another level. If more people did their job as professionally and efficiently as Michelle the world would be an easier place. She answers right away, gets you in quickly, and remembers EVERYTHING! It’s nuts, she is amazing. Great dentist

Roddy O. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Phew, am I ever glad I found this dental group. Finding an honest, friendly and efficient dentist office is quite an exciting thing so I feel compelled to do Portland residents a favor and tell them about Dr. Lee and his office. Dr. Lee is friendly and a GREAT communicator and teacher of oral health. He takes the time to explain the most effective methods of oral care. His hygienists are kind, fun and professional. The office is centrally located near 25th and SE Hawthorne. Michelle at the front desk is extremely warm as well has a superstar at navigating insurance companies. (Something that is not my forte) It is so important to find the right dentist office so if you are looking, do yourself a favor and make an appointment here….just leave room for me!

Ari K. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


This place is exactly how every dentist should be. Here’s a list of attributes that this dentist has that all dentist should also have: -Had a 4 o clock appt, Started at 4 o clock. -Wasn’t made to feel bad about not flossing enough (They of course told me the benefits of flossing and said I need to floss more, but I didn’t feel lectured) -Had newer technology – no fancy gizmos, but I could tell that they were using new updated equipment such as x-ray equipment, digital screens and a sonic blaster thingy. Made the whole process go by quickly -Everyone was friendly in general. This place has made me a believer in dentists once again.

Debbie O. from Medford, OR (Source: Yelp)


When I called my dentist to schedule my upcoming cleaning, I was surprised to find that my insurance had changed and I needed to find a new dentist. A friend recommended Dr. Lee to me and I am so happy she did. Dr. Lee is very friendly, relaxed, and professional, tells you exactly what is going on as he finds things, and is very thorough about different plans and approaches to fix things. His staff is small, and that makes it even more welcoming whenever I walk in. The two ladies who work for him are very friendly, very good at what they do, and always make me feel completely relaxed and at ease. Dr. Lee and his staff have also been very helpful in assisting me in the search a few different specialist (since I had to find new ones when my insurance changed). They know many different specialists in the area, from orthodontists to periodontists. I have recommended Dr. Lee and Friendly Smiles to many of my friends, and none of them have ever regretted it.

Alex Davies (Source: Google)


What a wonderful dental practice and service the dentists, hygienists, and staff do for their patients. Great dental services and overall customer service as well as you feel genuinely welcomed each time you walk into building throughout the entire process. NOT once has anyone here tried to up-sale me products or unnecessary services. Highly recommended if you are looking for dental services and/or a regular dentist. Thanks Friendly Smiles Dental!

Jeff D. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


This is as good of an experience as you can have going to the dentist! Greeted by friendly staff when you walk in and very helpful when it comes to billing/insurance. The small staff is great and you see the same people every time you are there so they remember seeing you. A very comfortable setting. Friendly and thorough Dr. I definitely recommend to all of my friends needing a dentist that they call Dr Lee. Always able to help meet my schedule, friendly reminders of appointments, always takes care of billing my insurance and makes arrangements to handle the rest of the bill with me. Wouldn’t go anywhere else in Portland!

Lisa N. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had a nagging toothache, and just kept ignoring. With the onset of the pandemic, I ignored it even more. However, I had to travel out of town and wanted badly to resolve my tooth. It was a bad filling from another dentist, and Dr.  Lee fixed me up right then and there. ; I was amazed that Dr. Lee could even see through everything covering her face. As she said though, “Laser focus!” I am glad I got that tooth fixed. It has not bothered me once since getting it filled. I have since gotten a cleaning, and that was a painless, safe, and clean experience as well. Everyone there is wonderful.

Christina Gray Burress (Source: Facebook)


What a great staff! I was on a road trip from Southern California, and needed an emergency apt to get a tooth extracted. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and the dentists and assistants made me feel At ease!! Thank you all for your hospitality, from The California family

Kyle Williams (Source: Google)


So I really hate going to the dentist but Dr. Lee was super nice and I think he did a great job with my filling and crown. The front desk staff was helpful and inviting… And the dental assistant I met seemed honestly invested in making my experience comfortable. My jaw pops and hurts when I have it open for a long time. Dr. Lee was very sweet and let me take a little breather/rest at one point in between the filling and crown. And he kept checking on me to make sure I was doing ok. I’ll definitely go back.

Laura Miller (Source: Google)


Can’t think of a bad thing to say about this place. All the staff are friendly and welcoming. I actually told my husband that I was looking forward to visiting my Dentist today! That has to be a first… All the work I’ve had done so far has been good and sound. I still have about ten teeth that need working on so luckily for me, I’ll keep getting to go back and visit them for another few years!

R. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had an extraction/bone graft performed here. So far so good. Dr Brandon was very easy going but professional as you’d want someone to be who’s working in your mouth. I heard him firmly tell at assistant that the tool they brought was substandard for some reason I couldn’t understand, so I got the feeling he runs a tight ship, also something I appreciate in a dentist. The staff were pleasant enough and prices seemed fair (very similar to other places I’d gotten quotes from). I love the bucket of chocolates at the front desk, as if to say, “See you soon!”

Allie D. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I don’t write reviews often but I had to leave a quick note about the incredible staff at Friendly Smiles Dental. I needed to get one of my wisdom teeth extracted ASAP. They moved things around to get me a last minute appointment. Everyone I interacted with went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable throughout the process. I had a TON of anxiety about getting a tooth pulled.The staff was so sweet, understanding, and reassuring. Dr. Lee quickly did the extraction and took the time to talk me through the process. I also appreciated how transparent they were regarding costs. Thank you Thank you Thank you.

Claire W. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I must admit – I hate going to the dentist. However, if I have to go, this is the friendliest group of folks I could ask for. We’ve never had to wait for more than five minutes. Every single staff member seems genuinely happy to be there. Plus, Dr. Lee is great a what he does! My husband had a fairly complex procedure in 2015, and Dr. Lee worked closely with our schedule/budget constraints. If you need a teeth cleaning or new pearly whites, I highly recommend this group!

Jennifer K. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I rarely need serious dental work (thank you, grandma, for your genetics!), so what matters to me is that the admins have it together and the hygienist is solid. And Friendly gets A+ on both. I’ve been going here for like a year and a half and it’s ultra consistent. They’re super organized. You get like 5 reminders for your appointment… texts, emails, whatever you want. They call you over a month in advance when it’s time to book your next one. If your appointment is at noon, they take you back exactly at noon. When it’s time to see the dentist (Dr. Lee, also A+) after the cleaning he’s there, like magic. I always get the same hygienist every time and she’s super friendly and sweet (although I’m a jerk and can never remember her name). My teeth are now like little polished gemstones and even though I’m a little baby and wince at everything , she was as gentle as possible so it was worth it. Everyone there from the admin to hygienists to dentists are just reaaaaalllly positive and upbeat and nice. And they never try to upsell me on whitening or any unnecessary dental work like every. other. dentist. Seriously, every one I’ve ever had, even my childhood dentist wanted my money, and I was an unemployed 9 year old. So these guys are saints in my book, and I think you should go here if you like happiness and organization.

Marilyn S. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I miss Dr. Lee and the Friendly Smiles team so much now that going on OHP has forced me to another dental group. I just went for my first visit at the new place and my poor raw gums want to go back to Dr. Lee! He’s so gentle with your mouth, he’s the best dentist I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to graduate school and get a real dental plan so I can come back to him! They’re also super nice people, and they really know their stuff. Michelle at reception is fantastic, she is like the insurance guru. I miss you guys!

Mary T. from Oregon City, OR (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Friendly Smiles for about eight years, and I’ve recommend them to pretty much everyone I know. I’ve been to dentists who were hurried or condescending, but feel like Dr. Lee really takes the time to listen to my concerns and talk me through everything in a way that’s reassuring. The dental hygienists are extremely thorough and kind, and I can’t say enough about Michelle at the front desk – I had a billing issue with my insurance company at one point and she was helpful and gracious beyond belief.

Katie R. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee and all of his staff at Friendly Smiles are fantastic! It was very easy to become a new patient, get answers about insurance questions, and make appointments. It was only a short wait in the lobby before my appointment, too. The receptionist was very kind, helpful and knowledgeable about billing. The hygienist who saw me was friendly and communicated very well about the cleaning procedure. Dr. Lee himself was also very friendly and held nice, genuine conversation with me. I really felt I developed a good patient-provider relationship, and received a great cleaning! I have never had a bad dentist in the past, but I guess I just didn’t feel any relationship with the staff in other dental offices. Dental care is a part of health care, so it’s important to feel you can trust your provider. I am so glad to have found a great dentist on the first try in my new city of Portland! I definitely recommend Friendly Smiles if you are looking for a new dentist. I discovered Dr. Lee on Yelp, in fact!

Maggie M. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr Lee’s office was very low key while still being professional. The office staff was also super nice ^.^ I have spent a lot of time searching for a good dentistry place in Portland—after having a few bad experiences, unnecessary procedures, and weird fees….so it was really good to finally land a place that was perfect 🙂 highly recommended especially if the dentist isn’t your favorite place.

Amanda G. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


This place is great. My husband and I both received friendly, gentle and professional cleanings by a wonderful staff. I had to have a few fillings after the cleaning and felt very well taken care of by dr. Lee. I was never in any pain at all and felt very comfortable during what is not normally a plesent experience . My husband had some trouble with his insurance and everyone was extremely helpful and understanding. I would recommend Dr Lee and his staff to anyone looking for a fantastic dental office!

Olivia T. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I hate going to dentist. I don’t like the drilling noise in my ears. I don’t like the ouchy in my mouth. I especially don’t like paying the expensive bills even after insurance. Now, this part is going to sound cheesy like those local tv commercials, but I honestly don’t mind it at all going to dentist since I found Dr Brandon Lee. First, making appointment is easy. Michelle is the front desk superstar. Not only that, if you told her the detail of your insurance, she will be in touch with your insurance companies to get an estimate for your treatments. There will be waiting period for this because insurance companies usually take their sweet time. After that, she will tell you how much out of pocket cost you have to pay on the day of your treatment. I think that’s the number one reason why I like this dentist because I like to know how much I will need to pay out of pocket. No hidden or high charges = a good thing for Olivia T. Dr Lee is pretty damn cool for a dentist. He’s funny, friendly, knows what he’s doing, and he always wants you to be comfortable. The rest of his staff are the same. I don’t think there’s one person there that I don’t like. I was debating to write this review or not for a long time just because I don’t want you guys to steal my appointment spot. So, I warn you, don’t take my spot k.

Melissa B. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee is great! As is everybody at Friendly Dental. I cannot recommend them highly enough! They provide friendly, guilt-free, superior-quality dental care. I have problem teeth and had not been to the dentist in about 6 years (yikes, I know, but I had a horrible experience with my last dentist–in SF, not Portland–and was in no rush to go back to a dentist). My mouth was full of trouble, but Dr. Lee clearly explained what my options were and gave me a detailed treatment plan that broke down the work into manageable chunks by priority. Ten fillings and one extraction later I am happy to report that my mouth is in tip top shape again! All of the work was smooth and painless. Dr. Lee and his staff clearly care about doing quality work, going above and beyond to leave my mouth a way better place than they found it, and about my comfort. I feel so lucky to have found Dr. Lee! All of the hygienists at Friendly Dental are great as well. Super friendly and great at their job! Definitely the best teeth cleaning I have ever had. And Michelle at the front desk is amazing, always upbeat and keeps everything running smoothly even when the place is clearly blowing up with phone calls and patients. She has also made the insurance/billing process completely painless. This is by leagues the best dental practice I have ever been to.


Friendly Smiles is a one stop General Dental office. Along with routine dental care both Dr. Brandon Lee and Dr. Deanna Lee also provide Periodontal Treatment, Root Canals, Extractions, Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry. New Patients always welcome! Dr. Brandon Lee received his DMD from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2006. Returning home to Portland, Oregon, he started practicing general dentistry at a large corporate dental clinic. Being the only dentist at the clinic, Dr. Lee used his broad skill set to successfully treat patients who needed a variety of dental procedures such as root canals, crowns, fillings, extractions, dentures, and implants. In 2008, Dr. Lee purchased a small private practice located on Hawthorne because he wanted to be in a diverse community. Dr. Lee values all people as unique and special, emphasizing the importance of relationships and communication. His dental aspiration is to listen to each patient’s needs and possible fears and then together develop a treatment plan that is best for that patient. Over the years, he continues to stay up-to-date on advances in dentistry through continuing education. He also participates in study groups where he learns and practices new procedures that his patients could benefit from. Dr. Lee’s favorite aspect of dentistry is the relationships that are established over time. His goal is to be a guide for patients to achieve a healthy mouth. Outside of the office, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys, running, riding, smoking meats, raising chickens, and taking on new projects around the house.