Rose City Dental Care
Tae Lee, DDS:
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Rose City Dental Care
Tae W. Lee, DDS
Portland, OR













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Nancy J. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I do not like going to the dentist and I wasn’t sure, do be honest about the location. I don’t write reviews either, but I have to this time. Dr. Lee and his office staff are the best . Very honest and work with you. Very professional and yet they make you feel like you are family. I highly recommend Rose City Dental for any dental procedures you need. Again, this is from someone who never writes reviews and does not like going to the dentist. I’ve had to get bone graft, flippers and implants and I would pay extra for the professional, compassionate and honest service I have gotten. They work with you and get to know you as a person. Dr Lee is also besides top notch, a character and makes me laugh Office staff is 2 thumbs up

Pete Morones (Source: Google)


I transferred my dental care to Rose City Dental last year specifically to work on my first implant. Because this is an involved and potentially costly process that can take a year, I was looking for an experienced dentist that was also a good fit for me. After meeting with a couple of other dentists, I decided on Rose City Dental. Dr. Tae Lee and the staff have been absolutely wonderful to work with. They take time to listen to your concerns, get to know you, explain things and present options. I have found Dr. Lee and the staff to be patient, accepting, responsive, accommodating, generous with his time and mindful of peoples respective situations. These are all qualities that speak highly for Dr. Lee and staff. I am very satisfied with the level of care and my new implant that recently completed.

Claudia Williams (Source: Facebook)


I highly recommend Rose City Dental. I super extremely love Dr Tae Lee. He always takes great care of me, clearly communicates the plan of care and only recommends the treatment I absolutely need. I trust him 100%. He’s kind, gentle, compassionate and genuinely cares about his patients. I have been going to Rose City Dental for years and I have received high quality every time. The whole staff is amazing: respectful of your time, helpful, professional, trustworthy and they always make sure to make you comfortable. Excellent service, wonderful, caring people and DR TAE! I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Mariah K. from Troutdale, OR (Source: Yelp)


The care I received from Dr. Tae Lee was absolutely phenomenal. I went to see my regular dentist, who was very dismissive and said they couldn’t get me in for a root canal until June 11 (this was on May 22). Since I was in agonizing pain, I looked to google to see where any emergency dentists were. I called Rose City Dental, and they were able to get me in THAT DAY! Within an hour of calling, I was already checked in and getting X-rays done. My roots were in bad shape and even were looking a little non-existent, which Dr. Lee generously said “if I am not able to complete this root canal, I will not charge you.” Luckily, he was able to start the root canal without any complications. Once I was numbed up, I didn’t feel a thing and Dr. Lee was great at checking in with me and making sure I wasn’t in pain. He also asked me about what medications I react badly to, and I told him I have a very weak stomach and he was able to prescribe me meds that would be gentle enough on me. He also asked about my anxiety and made sure I was okay mentally through it all, too. This is the first time in my life that I have felt actually cared for by a dentist. I live in Troutdale, so I was going to dental offices around there and Gresham, and they just weren’t friendly. Even though it is a longer drive, it is so worth it. I would recommend this dental office to anyone who asks! Thank you so much Dr. Lee and crew!!! You guys are so awesome and I am so appreciative.

Cristina Hodson (Source: Google)


We cannot even begin to Express our gratitude for this place! Dr. Tae and his staff are AMAZING! we dont have insurance so we never thought fixing my husband’s teeth would even be possible! Dr. Tae is so kind, friendly and humorous. We originally went in for an emergency tooth extraction. It went so smoothly. And we’re able to set up an action plan to get the rest of the stuff done! Today we went in to have 2 front teeth cavities removed and filled. They are beautiful now! Omygoodness Dr. Tae is an artist! My husband feels like he can smile again! You have no idea how much that means to me/us! THANKYOU SO MUCH! I literally have tears in my eyes because of the life changing work hes doing to my husband’s teeth! Beyond grateful for these people! ❤❤❤ We love you! The Mendoza’s

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


Definitely adding my voice to the positive reviews about this place. I went in there – on two hours notice, which quite frankly I found unbelievable – and…. Well, it was the end of a long tough day, my face was in agony, and sweet relief was only a few minutes away. So Dr. Tae Lee walks in and I’m blubbering like a toddler. He was patient, kind, and understanding. Even made sure I could make it through the appointment, and didn’t wanna postpone until (I could get my shit together maybe?). But I was resolute, and we got to work. He was great. Checking with me every step of the way, apologizing profusely for having to inject a painful spot. And before I knew it he was done. He made a few arrangements to make life even easier for me, and encouraged me to come back to solve another problem before it becomes… well, as bad as this was. I’ll definitely be back. And I can heartily recommend this place, especially for emergency extractions!

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


You will not find a better dentist than here. I absolutely hate getting my teeth worked on, which is what got me into my predicament in the first place. After chipping off part of an untended cavity, I had an exposed nerve and needed a root canal. Water hurt. Hard food hurt. Everything hurt. But the root canal? You know, the part where someone GRINDS YOUR TEETH DOWN WITH TINY LITTLE TOOLS OF DOOM? Didn’t even feel it. Dr. Lee’s skill speaks for itself. But that’s only a small portion of the reason why I loved this place. From the first phone call to the last minute that I was in there, I was treated with an honest compassion. Dr. Lee gave me my prescription and went over every question I had in detail. Then he shook my hand and told me he’d see me in 2 weeks for the cap. I thought that my day was going to be a nightmare, but I’ve never been happier about being proved wrong.

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


I’ve been a patient of Rose City Dental for over 5 years now and each time I’ve visited they do their very best to make you feel comfortable and explain why what they are doing. I have had both Dr. Tae Lee and Dr. John Lee work on me. Dr. Tae Lee done some root canal work and extractions I must say I never felt any pain. They are really good with using the local anesthesia needle. However, I won’t blame anyone but there are times when things just don’t go as expected with your dental health (aging and just bad luck) that I can’t explain why it happens. Dr. Tae and Dr. John Lee both try their best to solve the issue(s). Like I just recently had a chip tooth from eating and Dr. Tae was able to fix it and I couldn’t tell it was chipped. Dr. John Lee also has another office in Beaverton and he also does his own crowns. He does a really good job to make sure the crowns fit and will re-order it if it doesn’t. Most places just slaps it on and send you off your way. I have also had a major amount of credit reimbursement ($700) due to some mismatched communication/expectations on some insurance coverage and was credit that towards a crown. I really appreciated that. Rose city’s staff are friendly and does courtesy calls to make sure you don’t forget your appointment. They also have a handful of dental hygienist that does a great job and tries to make me feel comfortable during the cleaning session. no complaints in this department. The facility is clean and up to date with coffee, tea with TV and magazines while you wait so you’re not bored. Their facility just recently got upgraded with some cool X-Ray and Photo computer system that outputs the results to the monitor instantly. I use to have to wait 10-15 minutes for the X-Rays to be developed (old method). They do good dental work because they don’t want to lose face ( and that’s important in any Asian community) on their workmanship and reputation. I have had bad experiences in the past with other dentists (not local to PDX). I hope we continue to be patient/doctor for many more years to come.

Randee Ayres (Source: Google)


I had an urgent dental problem on a Saturday on Memorial Day weekend. I contacted my usual dentist but she did not offer to see me. I would have to wait until the following Wednesday. But the pain was excruciating and I wanted an assessment so that I could arrange for an oral surgeon quickly if I needed one. A friend found Rose City Dental for me so I called and they got me in that day. They had several emergencies but despite being very busy I did not have to wait long to be seen. Dr. Tae was so kind and the staff was very polite and helpful. He took time to assess the xray and explain his recommendation to have the tooth removed as soon as I could. He gave me an antibiotic oral rinse to use until then. Because I was able to get an xray and send it to my oral surgeon , she could see the urgency and scheduled me for immediate removal of the tooth. And the cost to see Dr. Tae was minimal. He only charged me for the xray and mouth rinse, not an additional office visit.

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


The last time I visited Rose City Dental I saw a young boy come in with his parents and immediately go over to the TV console in the waiting area and pull out a DVD to watch. He felt completely at home. I saw him again after my appointment as I was checking out. He came out of his appointment beaming and proudly told the receptionist how good he had been. When I was a kid I don’t remember feeling that way about visits to the Dentist. I would definitely recommend Rose City Dentist to people with children. I would recommend it to adults too, as all of the staff are friendly and professional and the offices are very clean and modern.

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


These guys are amazing!!! It is such a fun office, they make you feel comfortable it doesn’t feel like you are at the dentist. Dr. Lee really cares about his patients, he explains the procedure and I always know I am in good hands. All of the employees are friendly, engaging and makes you feel like home. Great job Dr. Lee you have a great office with some amazing team members. I have been to many dentist in my life but you guys are special and really shows that you love what you do.

Kara Cooper (Source: Google)


I am beyond grateful for this place. My partner hadn’t been to the dentist in 6 years so I made him an appointment. He’d been having some bad breath. I checked around to a lot of different places before this and I settled on this one because of the positive reviews. They did not disappoint, my partner had a great dental appointment. They even discovered four cavities and did a deep cleaning for their new customer, basic cleaning price. He had a ton of plaque build up on his teeth. He got back with a gorgeous smile. I’ve never seen it so white. They also gave him resources for affordable dental insurance to fill his cavities. Couldn’t recommend them more! I’ll start going here too!

Jana C. from Gresham, OR (Source: Yelp)


I would recommend Rose City Dental to anyone! Dr. Lee is so good. He is very precise and really wants his patients to have the best care and the best teeth! Everyone in the office is fabulous! The front office ladies, dental assistants, hygienists etc… are all so friendly and helpful. You can tell that all of them love their jobs and they are great at what they do. Before doing work they find out what insurance will pay and let you know ahead of time how much the procedure will cost. You will not be disappointed –

Len B. from Gresham, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had to go to Rose City today. My wife has been many times and always comments on her care there. I am a new patient however and in all honesty I have NEVER had the level of care previously than I got there! It absolutely could not have been better! Dr. Tae Lee is an excellent dentist and I would recommend him to anyone without reservation! Go and see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!

Jesse A. from Southeast Portland, Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I can’t believe how easy getting my wisdom teeth pulled was. That dentist is a rock star. He was done quickly and my recovery was so easy. I trusted his advice and knew he was not recommending an unnecessary procedure just for my money. And the price was fair,  probably less than anywhere else. Also during another visit a dental hygienist taught me how to floss properly. I’ve been doing it wrong for years. The whole staff is great. I will keep coming back.

Becky L. from Damascus, OR (Source: Yelp)


Just got home from first visit to Rose City Dental. From the minute you walk in you feel welcomed. The office staff  are very warm and friendly people. First off let me say I have had a HUGE fear of the dentist office since I was young. I am 50+ years old and have never been able to drive myself to the dentist Dentists. I was seen by too many dentists who haven’t cared if you are in pain and crying. .You WILL NOT find that here!!! Dr. Lee and staff were so amazingly caring and VERY gentle. Not an hour out of the chair and numbness is almost gone and NO pain. I can not thank you all for your wonderful service. Without a doubt I will be back. And, this time I will drive myself!!

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


Excellent staff and 2 of the best dentists we’ve ever met! My husband and I have been going here for over 2 years now. I found this office by accident when looking to get in for an urgent problem. I was able to get in the same day, and had the pleasure of working with both Dr. Tae, and Dr. Lee. My husband, who is very nervous to go to the dentist, saw how gentle and nice they treated me and decided to make them his dentists too! This has got to be the most gentle, understanding, compassionate office I’ve ever been to. Both dentists have worked with both my husband and I, to restore our dental health and our faith that going to the dentist doesn’t have to be painful or nerve wracking. I especially like how they take the time to explain what they are doing during a procedure and continuously make sure I’m doing ok. The receptionists have been understanding when we have a question about insurance, billing, and re-scheduling an appointment.

Mike H. from Woodstock, Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


APPETIZER: Yesterday I went to see Dr. Tae Lee as Rose City Dental. This decision was based on my fellow Yelpers as I needed a dentist that was under my providers coverage list, had weekend hours, had personable staff, exercised professionalism, and had weekends hours. Well, I can say they met all my requirements and thank you to everyone who Yelped them! DRINK: Now for the meat of the review. 🙂 I came in for a cleaning and review as a new patient, I expected the worst, as my dental care can’t quite compensate for my bad genetics resulting in common dental problems. ENTREE: The office was very clean, all the staff I encountered were professional, and after filling out a few forms I was seen. The dentist sat me in the chair, chatted me up a bit, had the assistant take x-rays, and came back to review the results with me. Dr. Lee showed me the exact area where I had 6 (yes, 6) cavities that needed to be filled. I new this to be true as my Dad is a dentist and I have read x-rays many times. On top of that he said one of the areas had a large black area, in the very back of my mouth where the cavity is great it may require a root canal. He said that one of the 6 fillings was from previous dental work that hadn’t held up. So, then I went for my cleaning where I had a comprehensive and gentle cleaning, was shown the proper technique to get at the gums, and was even offered a prescription (which I am the best candidate for) prescription toothpaste contain 1.1% fluoride for only $7. DESSERT: My cleaning, x-ray, and exams were completely covered. So, I paid nothing, except $7 for my Rx toothpaste. Fillings are approx. $156 and root canals are approx. $956. My next appt is on the 29th and I need two fillings and possibly one root canal. I inquired with the receptionist on those cost and so was nice enough to do so. With 80% coverage my actual cost would be approx $62 for two fillings and approx $191 for the root canal. So, my total will be either $62 (two filings) or $253 (two fillings and a root canal). A great deal, friendly service by everyone, clean, and professional.

House Hold (Source: Google)


My son and I have been going to Rose City Dental for about 4 years. We actually look forward to our annual exams b/c the front desk staff is super friendly, kind and knowledgeable. We get the same dental hygienist most years and they are flexible in making both our appointments at the same time which is super convenient. The hours the staff keep are also convenient for working parents and Dr. Tae is super sweet and funny. Their waiting area, bathroom and dental rooms are all clean with the latest technology available. During COVID they were highly efficient, cleaned everything we touched and we felt safe. I see the same faces every year which tells me this is a good place to work and the office has a small family feel to it. I chose this dentist b/c it was conveniently located to our home. The only con is parking. The lot has about a handful of spots, but there is parking along 122nd.

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


Love this dentist. He’s very honest, friendly, and fun. Anytime I need work he watches it and we decide together if the work is necessary. The dentist is also accommodating. One time he skipped his lunch break just to get me in. That’s great customer service. The hygienists are very knowledgeable, gentle, efficient and they educate when needed: never pushy just straight to the point. Overallthe staff is friendly. I highly recommend Rose City Dental. Dr. Tae Lee is very honest: I can’t stress that enough. He’s also very fast and does really good work. Best dentist I’ve ever had! He’s a really good guy. You won’t be disappointed!

Judi C. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


We can not say enough about Dr Take and his staff. The do everything they can to accommodated us, be it an urgent issue or emergency. Husband and son refused to go to any dentist until urgent issue made them go. I was glad I found Rose City through Yelp reviews. Husband and son no longer have issues going to dentist anymore. Dr. Tae is extremely gentle and patient. Talks you through everything he is doing step by step. Let’s you know what to expect afterwards and willing to see you if you any have concerns. Staff are amazing also. Best dentist and staff in my book!

Lura Frazey (Source: Facebook)


Dr Tae is the best. Almost 20 years ago, I had a very traumatic experience during periodontal surgery that left me with significant PTSD around dental work. I used to have anxiety attacks just thinking about calling for a check-up. My husband convinced me to go see Dr Tae, hubby has used him for years, and helped me set up the appointment. It had been 15 years since I’d been in a dentist’s chair and there was some work that badly needed done. Dr. Tae and I worked out a plan for how we could take care of my teeth despite my PTSD. I’ve been seeing him for a couple of years now and we have all the work done, so my teeth are saved. My gums are doing better too. The entire time, Dr. Tae has been gentle and respectful, watched me carefully to make sure I’m ok, helped me laugh during appointments, and earned my trust. The dental work has been well done and he’s very good at timing the Novocaine shot so it’s not painful. I recommend him without reservation.

Elizabeth Polay (Source: Google)


I called on a Saturday morning with an urgent issue. I did not really expect to be able to get in, but the office staff were kind and helpful. Not only did they get me in the same day (on a Saturday, nonetheless), but they helped figure out insurance questions, took the time to explain everything they were doing with my teeth and any future needs I had, and they did it all with a smile. I am so grateful for their kindness and patience in a time of stress for me.

Hard Hat D. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I fully endorse the other reviewers’, well deserved, comments and find no need to repeat them. I will only add my own experience. I found Rose City Dental as a result of having an unpleasant experience at another office. Due to my work schedule, I need weekend appointments that were very limited in my area at the time. Upon first contact with the previous dentist, I told them up front that I had absolutely NO interest in cosmetic dental work. You could spend 20 grand on Mister Ed’s smile, but at the end of the day, he’d still have the face of a horse. What’s the point? They assured me that it wouldn’t be a problem. After a few months, I was given a list of work they felt I REALLY needed that amounted to over four thousand dollars!! Are you kidding!! I felt really bad for the many parents that were being put in the position of having to decide whether to deny their child or not of, supposedly needed, dental work. After all, how could any responsible, loving, caring parent deny what would be put forth as desperately needed work? From the looks of their surrounding and all the kids with braces on their teeth, their guilt trip worked. I angrily reminded them of my condition for being their patient and thought they finally understood. A few more months went by and once again I was to be given yet another sales pitch. I couldn’t leave them fast enough and luckily found Rose City. I got a check up without disclosing the findings from the other dentist and guess what? I had none of the dire problems on the list. I then explained to Dr. Lee my previous experience and he understood. When I bring my elderly mother in, she is treated with the kindness and dignity she deserves. All work performed, minor and major are, competently and expertly completed. Dr. Lee has never once suggested any procedure that I didn’t really need. Unlike my former dentist, Dr. Lee actually listened and through all these years remembered. As a matter of fact, the only cosmetic work done for me at Rose City was at my request and I had to bring the subject up. I have complete trust and confidence in both Dr. John and Dr. Tae. They and their entire office staff are honest, ethical, professional and competent to the core.

Bethea G. from Gresham, OR (Source: Yelp)


Spending the day at the dentist is not my idea of fun. I have multiple teeth issues, and to make matters worse, I have been diagnosed with OCD/Anxiety Disorder, which compounds my fear of dental work. Three years ago, I had an infected tooth that was causing a great deal of pain, so my regular family dentist recommended me to Rose City Dental. I went to RCD with much apprehension–I already have anxiety issues with dentist visits, and I was unfamiliar with Dr. John Lee. However, my nervousness was almost immediately set at ease. Dr. John was very kind and gentle, both in his speech and in his work. It is evident that both he and his brother, Dr. Tae, cares greatly for the wellbeing of their patients, as they are thorough and meticulous in their work. Not only do they care for your teeth, but they also care about you as a person. As a college student going to school out of town, Rose City Dental has been very flexible with my particular needs. They have offices hours, Monday through Saturday, making it easy to schedule appointments around my hectic work/class schedule. They are also understanding of my financial situation, making it possible to pay monthly instead of up-front. Since then, I have gladly switched to Rose City Dental as my regular dentist. The staff is friendly and helpful, the office is always clean, welcoming, and inviting, and the work done there is always of the highest quality they can provide. Recently, they have updated their equipment to include digital cameras/screens and new x-ray equipment, allowing them to be more accurate and more thorough. I have been blessed by the service of Dr. John and Dr. Tae, and I would highly recommend them to those who have anxiety about dental work.

Chryssi Z. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Prior to our visit to Rose City Dental our experience   with  dentists were tramatic at best.  And then we met Dr. TAE Lee who was by far the most prefessional, respectible and gentle dentist  ever. Dr. Lee took his time explaining what was going wrong and every option possible. He was patient and kind answering every question we had and very considerate of the anxiety the appt caused.  Dr. Tae Lee is superior in his work and i just wish we could commend him in a epic way as he is the dentist to repair all fears of dentists. Anyone with phobias or any other dental fears should go here. I will refer everyone to this office from now on. Thank you Dr. Tae Lee for everything you are superior and look forward to future visits with you.

Anthony G. from Oregon City, OR (Source: Yelp)


I’ll make this easy for you.. GO HERE! DR Tae was amazing!! It had been years since I had been to the dentist and suddenly had a really painful tooth ache. They got me in right away, although I was very nervous from previous times at other dentists they made me so comfortable during a major procedure. I was literally laughing in Dr. Tae’s chair while he was giving me a root canal. They were flexible with such a large payment, and the rest of the staff were amazing as well.

Lance R. from Gresham, OR (Source: Yelp)


I needed immediate help with a severe toothache. I went in to Rose City Dental to get the tooth pulled because I wanted to relieve the pain and I knew other procedures would be costly. Once I got there and discussed what I wanted to do with Dr. Lee, he pleaded with me not to get the tooth extracted. He wanted to do a root canal on my tooth to save it. I knew root canals would be much more costly than just getting it pulled and when he saw the wheels turning in my head about costs of the procedures he said, ” How about I cut the cost in half?” Dr. Lee took, what would have been an $800 bill and turned it into a $400 bill WITH the option of a PAYMENT PLAN. Dr. Lee and his staff are the most caring group of people I’ve ever met in a dental office. He was more concerned about the well being of my teeth than I was and was willing to do what was best for me even if it meant taking a loss on his behalf. I typically avoid the trip to the dentist, but Dr. Lee and his staff made me look forward to our next encounter. Thank you Rose City Dental!!!!!

Tisa Mckale (Source: Google)


Dr. Tae is a master. I’ve had dentist nightmares my whole life until now. So far this man has given me porcelain crowns, a root canal, fillings and even a bone graft for a implant! The first time in the dentist chair I felt like I was a friend and not a dentists torture victim. And that’s huge. I trust him and feel comfortable with him and the whole crew at Rose City dental. The actual craft of dentistry is top notch as well.

Lyn Mattingly (Source: Google)


My husband and I Bob and Lyn Mattingly, Searched for a Dental clinic, hoping to find one that did more than just normal dental care. Thank God we found one. Yes, and that is Rose City Dental Clinic. Everyone, from the front office, the Dental Hygienist, to the Dr. Take Lee and Dr. John Lee. They all care about each patient that enters. This is the most professional clinic we have ever been involved with. The professional Communications is super, and they care. We highly recommend this clinic. Thanks to all of you.

Tatyana Ameera S. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Rose City Dental has been my dental provider for over a decade and I will never switch, as long as they are in business. First off, the clinic has amaizingly talented doctors. They take time to listen to whatever dental issues either I or the rest of my family members have and figure out the best treatment plan. They worked with all insurances that I switched over the years. The staff members are very professional, warm and welcoming – it feels like family at this point. I love this clinic for their high degree of professionalism and skills, warm atmosphere, and  the fact that they can always find availability – even on weekends. Thank you, Rose City Dental.

Natalia R. from Vancouver, WA (Source: Yelp)


I have always been deathly afraid of the dentist due to childhood dental experiences. I recently had an old filling crack and then ended up getting an infection in my tooth… WORST pain ever! This group is amazing. They helped me through the multiple visits and really showed compassion. I can’t believe what a great place this is. So thankful!

Vanessa Walker (Source: Facebook)


I had the best experience here. I had been searching for a legit place to do a dental implant for a reasonable price. I found Rose City Dental on FB and went for a consultation. Best decision ever ! I am so happy with the quality of my implant and crown and Dr. Tae is the nicest most gentle dentist I have ever been to. Not to mention the implant cost half as much as anywhere else. Highly recommend this dentist. Thank you ! Thank you !

Zack Simpson (Source: Google)


Dr. Tae has been my dental care provider for four years now. Not one single visit has been anything less than superlative! I had an emergency, a filling had broken, and they scheduled me a morning appointment within 12 hours of my phone call. My smile was perfectly fixed in under 30 minutes! The receptionist staff is truly respectful and cordial. The hygienist is one of the most funny, personable ladies I’ve ever visited with, and the dental assistant is genuinely charming and adorable. Dr. Tae has always treated me with humility, constantly checking to make sure I’m not in pain. (I never am.) Not for nothing, but I went there prior to having any dental insurance and paid out of pocket for the first couple years, and they are priced very fairly and affordably in comparison to all others. SO… five stars for professionalism, affordability, and most of all their quality of service.

Alexcia K. from Parkrose, Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I first found interest in this dentist office because of the extremely helpful reviews on yelp. I called the office, they were super friendly and understanding of our situation. My friend had a very bad infection and a root canal needed to be done as soon as possible. I was so shocked that they were able to get us in the very next day (made me feel like they were understanding of the situation and it really put me at ease). They have a strong community of teamwork where everyone is on the same track and knows how to work together to give the best care possible. On his second appointment, he was scheduled to finish the root canal. A week prior we thought it would be a good idea to try to get a cleaning done in the same day, so i called them, spoke to someone very nice and understanding again. She said there werent any openings that day but sometimes there are cancellations so she would call me if there were. Lucky us because they were able to fit it in, again with all their support and understandings. So the appointment time came, barely spent anytime waiting & they finished up his root canal. I wont forget to mention that Dr. Lee and his assistant were continuously checking in on him & making sure he wasnt in any pain or discomfort. Its the support like this that makes us want to come back & its also the idea that makes me want to spread the word about this company as well.  His root canal went well, rechecking with xrays about the location & filling/ infection areas. We had about 30 minutes to spare in between appointments, and we asked if we could use that time to do a filling in another tooth. Without question Dr. Lee was happy to do this proceedure without advanced request; again in awe about their commitment in their patients. I wont forget to mention the atmosphere of their office; nice wall decor, very clean, flat screen tv for guests, coffee hot choc. Tea, skylights and big windows. Overall i am EXTREEMLY impressed with this office and they had the best scheduling available to us (open on saturdays is a plus for the work schedule), the friendliness of staff, their commitment, their response times (responding to phone calls) is all fantastic. I could go on and on, the good news is that he got his teeth fixed and rose city dental is the one to thank.


Rose City Dental Care is a full-service dental clinic in Southeast Portland, Oregon. We are an upbeat and friendly multilanguage group committed to your comfort and satisfaction! Dr. Lee is a specialist in the advanced field of aesthetic, restorative dentistry and accepts same day emergencies. Children ages 3 and up are welcome at Rose City Dental Care. We also offer convenient Saturday appointments to fit in your busy schedule. We also use advanced dental equipment and tools such as oral sedation and intra-oral cameras, in order to give our patients the most relaxing and complete care possible. Rose City Dental Care was established by Dr. John Lee in 1998. Dr. Tae Lee joined the private practice in 2006 and is now the sole owner. Rose City Dental serves the SE Portland area with compassionate and comprehensive dental care for the entire family. Dr. Tae Lee is a graduate of the University of California School of Dentistry in San Francisco, class of 2006. In his free time, Dr. Tae enjoys spending time with his wife and children and traveling. In particular, he likes discovering new places to go camping in the Pacific Northwest. He is humble, hardworking and truly cares about his patients and staff. His patients have described him as kind, compassionate and very funny!