McKenzie Dental Center
James Lee, DDS:
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McKenzie Dental Center
James Lee, DDS
Springfield, OR













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

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: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm





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

Paula M. from OR, OR (Source: Yelp)


I went to McKenzie Dental for the first time for a cleaning.  I was extremely pleased.  The waiting area is spotless and patients are asked to brush with a pre-loaded tooth brush and rinse with hydrogen peroxide before going into the appointment.  The hygienist was excellent and the dentist was excellent as well.  I was very pleased with this practice and can highly recommend this practice.

Matthew Westra (Source: Google)


I was visiting family in Eugene and had fork pain. McKenzie Dental made time for me the next day. Dr. Lee very patiently examined my tooth and went through options with me. We ended up doing root canal and it was so much less than the horror I had always heard of. Dr. Lee and his assistant, Carlos, worked so well that I had no tooth pain after. When the anesthetic injection didn’t hurt. After 4 days, there is still no need for pain killers and the tooth feels better than it has in years. I am incredibly impressed with the professionalism, personal interaction, and Dr. Lee’s mentorship of his assistant. I very strongly recommend McKenzie Dental and am grateful for their service. If I lived here, they would be my permanent dental office!

Gabriela Bautista (Source: Google)


Hands down the best dentist I’ve ever been to! They’re so gentle and work really hard to make sure you’re comfortable and taken care of. I’ve had all sorts of work done, from fillings to wisdom teeth extractions and it’s the most painless dental experience I’ve ever had. I will never see another dentist again!

Tammy B. from Southwest Portland, Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I switched to McKenzie Dental after being at my previous dentist for over five years. I was a little apprehensive, but was pleased after my first cleaning and interaction with Dr. Lee. That was a little over a year ago. Since then I have had my second cleaning and exam, and then got whitening trays. Dr. Lee and the group at McKenzie Dental are friendly, professional and very helpful. I plan to be their patient for a long time.

Donna Pitkin (Source: Google)


I recently moved from NH to Oregon and today was my first visit at McKenzie Dental Center. Everyone was very friendly and professional, Karen took my X-rays and was very patient with me. They were very thorough also. I look forward to going back there as they were all great. I am glad I chose McKenzie Dental Center and I would highly recommend them.

Ruby B. from Springfield, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to the McKenzie Dental Center for 2 years now and I am very pleased with everyone there.  Dr. Lee is great and I think Holly (my dental hygienist) is the best.  I have sensitive teeth and their procedures are pain free.  I recommend McKenzie Dental Center to anyone.  I am sure you wont be disappointed.

Cindy B. from Springfield, OR (Source: Yelp)


I came to this clinic because since retiring, I no longer have dental insurance and needed to find a dentist who would take monthly payments if needed. I wasn’t sure if I would like being in a setting with several dentists and staff as I was used to one dentist and the same hygienist for years. I was pleasantly surprised! I love the casual, friendly, respectful and fun atmosphere. This is the first time I had a new crown completely put in within 2 hours! No need to go to a different specialist; everything was done in house. Dr. Lee is respectful, skilled and knowledgeable. I highly recommend McKenzie Dental.

Angela Garrison (Source: Google)


Came in as a first time customer with emergency broken tooth.. I’m disabled with horrible dental experience from my past and slowly the staff went through all my options with my insurance.. Warm caring environment.. Got me scheduled in quickly and taken care of.. Thank You I’m not sure how to post another review.. but today 5 August 2021.. today I had my tooth extraction . All I can say is ” AMAZING!! ” If anyone out there is terrified of dentists. This dentist office is for you.. reasonably priced when you insurance doesn’t pay for the procedure.. As I said “AMAZING”

Laurie Rose Jones (Source: Google)


I called Mckenzie Dental exactly 1 day before they saw me. I have a tooth that lost its filling and broke. Had they not seen me so soon it would have abscessed. They scheduled an extraction (my choice) for the next day. So they respond quickly to dental emergencies. The staff couldn’t be more pleasant, from front desk thru the visit and out the door.

Richard H. from Springfield, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have been treated with great service from everyone since coming here.  Heidi has been my hygienist & has given me such good service & advise.  She makes me feel like she really cares.  I would recommend these people highly.  I can’t say enough good things about this place.

Angel J. from Hilo, HI (Source: Yelp)


Mckenzie Dental did a great job extracting a tooth for my daughter. They did everything they could to make sure she was comfortable. She told me it didn’t hurt just a few pinches from the numbing pricks. They were also super fast and got to us quickly. It times like this that makes me thankful to have McKenzie Dental as our local family dental provider.

Jissel Smith (Source: Google)


Pros: Heidi is the nicest and best dental hygienist that I’ve ever had. All the dental hygienists (that I’ve had) at McKenzie Dental have all been very nice. Heidi is my absolute favorite because, not only is she nice, but she’s also great at her job. My teeth always feel clean once she’s done, and she doesn’t make my mouth bleed to high heaven. She is very gentle and proficient. She’s also very good at getting all of that grainy stuff out. I’m not sure what it is that they use since I’ve never asked. I must say, this is the best dentist out of the three that I have gone to. Cons: Parking can be difficult during their busier hours. They have a small lot. There is a hygienist that I’ve gotten that was really rough and my mouth was in pain for a few days. She was very nice though. UPDATE: Dr. Lee is incredibly kind and caring. I got my wisdom teeth pulled here. It was more difficult than expected, but they were very kind and got the job done! I would definitely recommend them!

Kim H. from Gresham, OR (Source: Yelp)


I recently switched to McKenzie Dental Center and am very impressed by their honest great work. From the moment I walked in, I knew I found the right dentist office. I don’t have dental insurance and they have a great affordable program. Also, I was told from a previous dentist that I needed 3 teeth worked on very soon. McKenzie Dental Center said I only had 1 tooth that needed work. My previous dentist was telling me that I needed to come in every 3 months for expensive cleanings. This new dentist said every 4 months would work fine. From the reception desk, to the hygienist, to the dentist, I am very impressed!

Jan Smith (Source: Google)


McKenzie Dental Center has been my dental office for my family and I for over 30 years. They clean my teeth every six months and I am thrilled they have a great attention to detail. They have helped my teeth stay cavity-free. I would recommend everyone to make an appointment and try them out. They have late and weekend appointments available. They are great caring people. Thank you McKenzie Dental for being my dental office!

Andrew Rich (Source: Google)


I’ve always had an amazing and fast experience at McKenzie Dental!! Dr Lee and his assistant Melissa fit me in for a root canal this week which gave me immediate relief. Dr John is a favorite as well with his laid back and fun style of care. Bernita and Delaney give amazing cleanings and the front counter staff are always welcoming and very helpful. I’d highly recommend them for all your oral hygiene needs!!!

Sarah Stamps (Source: Facebook)


The staff is all super friendly and knowledgeable. I love their convenient schedule times and if you have an emergency they get you in right away to address your issues. They offer new patient specials and I have never had any billing issues. Everything is taken care of which gives me a peace of mind.

 Francisco Garcia (Source: Google)


Heidi was my hygienist and she did one of the best cleanings I have ever had at any dental office. She was very thorough and she took her time explaining what she was doing and reviewing my xrays with me. I had some sensitivity, but she made sure to apply some numbing solution so that I would not have any pain while she was cleaning my teeth. I am very happy with the results and the way that my dental care was handled. I will definitely be going back to this office again and I am actually looking forward to my next cleaning.

Cheryl Pitkin (Source: Google)


Although having someones hands and metal instruments in your mouth is not fun, it was fun to hear staff tease back and forth affectionately. I am very please with the thorough exam that Doctor Shakespeare gave along with his thorough explanation of what is happening with my teeth. Everyone is very kind!

Mary C. from Springfield, OR (Source: Yelp)


I haven’t had dental work for many years. Usually, when you tell the dentist that, they treat you like you’ve committed a crime. Instead, it was taken that I simply hadn’t had the time, money, or need to visit a dentist and that was fine. The staff was very friendly, very efficient. Everything was explained clearly. Options were given. For two teeth, crowns rather than fillings were suggested, but I felt fillings would do the job. They didn’t try to argue and convince me otherwise. Appointment times are very convenient for me. I am so glad that I called this place. Now…wish I’d called them a lot sooner! If anyone is looking for a dental “home”, I highly recommend this place

Cherie A. from Marcola, OR (Source: Yelp)


I won’t say I like going to the dentist, however my visits to McKenzie Dental Center have always been friendly and I can say I enjoy the people that work there and always seem to have time to talk in-depth about whatever procedure is to be done that day. Really appreciate Dr. Johnson and Dr. Lee for their expertise. The staff have also been quite an asset to this business.

JIM BEER (Source: Google)


McKenzie Dental are the best of the best in my book (in my mouth)! I have been seeing them for at least three years for my six month checkups. I never have cavities, at least not the last several years. However, some fillings from my childhood were getting old and chipping apart. McKenzie’s doctors replaced each of them perfectly, and also have repaired a bonded tooth, that had a decade old bonding material that was wearing out. The repaired bond actually looks better than the original! These guys are the best!!!

Jana Gerow (Source: Google)


The staff was all helpful, cheerful and friendly as always. The dental Hygienist was thorough, knowledgeable and informative. She set up future appointments for me and connected me with an orthodontist for some over bite issues I am having. Informed me of the options on braces if needed, and advised me about various options Sensodyne offers to reduce sensitivity and gum recession. I really appreciate the various team members at McKenzie Dental, and so it’s worth the drive from Vancouver WA. This was my first Sunday appointment which was another great convenience!

Teresa Hashagen (Source: Google)


Our whole family has our dental work done here. It’s been a pleasant experience for all of us! Friendly staff, techs and dentists. It’s a rarity to feel so comfortable in a dentist office, but they all work to put you at ease. They genuinely care about their patients and are respectful and responsive to feedback- there’s no criticism or “up-selling” that one sometimes encounters with less-than reputable dentists. Best place in Thurston for your dental needs!

Matthew W. from Kansas City, MO (Source: Yelp)


I was visiting family in Eugene and had fork pain. McKenzie Dental made time for me the next day. Dr. Lee very patiently examined my tooth and went through options with me. We ended up doing root canal and it was so much less than the horror I had always heard of. Dr. Lee and his assistant, Carlos, worked so well that I had no tooth pain after. When the anesthetic injection didn’t hurt. I am incredibly impressed with the professionalism, personal interaction, and Dr. Lee’s mentorship of his assistant. I very strongly recommend McKenzie Dental and am grateful for their service. If I lived here, they would be my permanent dental office!

Adrianna R. from Norfolk, VA (Source: Yelp)


This place is wonderful. I’m the worst patient ever, I’m 28 and terrified of the dentist so nothing is ever easy with me. I had a panick attack in the middle of getting a filling and an extraction and they let me stop and take a break and didn’t make me feel like a total crazy person for being so afraid. I didn’t catch the doctors name since I was a little bit nervous and it was my first time meeting him but everyone there seemed very nice. I didn’t feel a thing when they removed my wisdom tooth!

Natalie A. from Eugene, OR (Source: Yelp)


I cannot express how impressed I am by McKenkie Dental. I am new to the area and they were highly recommended to me. I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Shakespeare, Dr. Lee and dental hygienist Heidi. They have all been amazing and their dental assistants were just as great. They are very flexible on appointment hours and do an amazing job accommodating when possible. Huge thank you to all! Cannot wait for another cleaning in 6 months.

Val H. from Springfield, OR (Source: Yelp)


I just had a tooth pulled at McKenzie Dental. I suffer from severe dental anxiety.. Dr. James Lee is absolutely AMAZING! Ever had an injection in the roof of your mouth? I didn’t even feel it! Seriously! I can’t say enough about him and his assistant!  Very gentle and kind and they both made absolutely sure I was never experiencing discomfort. My blood pressure actually dropped during the extraction!! I have found my happy place ! Thank you to all of the staff! See you soon!

Wendy K. from Springfield, OR (Source: Yelp)


Mckenzie dental is the best dental office I’ve ever been to.  Dr. Lee, Dr. Han, Rudy, all the staff so kind, go the extra mile.  You leave the office with a beautiful smile!  Thank you all for working me in time and again, for making me laugh, for making dental care affordable and stress free.

Scott H. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


The best dental care I’ve ever had, period. I recently had a crown replaced (one installed by another dentist), due to decay beneath it. Not only did Dr. Lee and his team fix the decay, but they fit me with a new crown. The new crown fit so perfectly, it made me realize how mis-sized the previous crown was, the one given to me by another dentist. Immediately my teeth felt better, I could floss more easily and I had no more jaw pain, something I figured I’d just have to live with. Not only that, but there was zero pain after the new crown, no hot/cold sensitivity, nothing, it felt perfect! The following day, and again the day after that, I received calls from the dental assistant, asking me how everything felt. I’ve never experienced that kind of service and genuine caring. A great, positive staff and team of dentists…our whole family now goes to McKenzie Dental Center, and I have some other “teeth fixing” projects in the works with them.

Paula McCown  (Source: Google)


I tried McKenzie dental for the first time and I loved it. The reception area is spotless, the receptionist is very professional and pleasant and I felt very safe. Patients are asked to brush and rinse before going into the appointment, using a pre-pasted brush and a cup of hydrogen peroxide and water. The hygienist was excellent and the dentist was excellent as well. I am very pleased with the experience.

Brian Boys (Source: Google)


Been going to McKenzie Dental for several years and I really like everything about the practice. The staff are really nice. The dentists do great work (I had to have a crown–and I can’t even remember which tooth it’s on). And their rates are good. We’re in a family plan where we get two cleanings a year for less than we were paying at our old place. They’ve done a great job of helping me keep all my teeth.

Nila Bates (Source: Google)


Felt very safe with technician. Had my teeth cleaned. Appreciated all the precautions for sanitizing and they were very prepared for COVID 19. Only issue. The person that brought out paper to sign and take my temp with questions she did not sanitize pen. I had gloves on and not an issue for me but could be for someone not having gloves. I feel overall this clinic would get a 10 plus.

Rick Barron (Source: Google)


How do I start such an AWESOME experience!!! Dr. Lee and his staff are completely professional with a great sense of humor! In the past I have been used to going to dental clinics where they put me in small room to wait for the dentist. The layout at McKenzie Dental is much different! For lack of better description, it’s set up like a hair salon,in an open space, where you can sit or lay in a chair while waiting for the dentist and talk the assistants and the dentist can roll in his chair to the next patient 6 feet away from you AWESOME LAYOUT. The best I’ve ever seen! ( they even have TV screens on the ceiling for longer procedures!)

Jaydine Knight (Source: Google)


Saw Dr Lee yesterday to get established at McKenzie Dental. My visit was pleasant and thorough. I have never had a first visit like that. Lots of films, exam of facial and jaw bones one on one discussion of my current condition and options for treatment going forward. Impressive. No pressure. Payment options were outstanding and will be returning next week.

Will Rutherford (Source: Google)


A great office and office staff! Latest tech equipment. Excellent overview of current situation with digital images and photos. Dr. Lee and staff take all the time necessary to be sure patients understand what is being done. A calm, gentle place. Office is taking impressive cautions re C-19. A really great office and technical staff.