Matsui was born in Sapporo, Japan.
He grew up in Getzville, N.Y., a suburb of
Buffalo, N. Y.
He graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry from
He received his D.D.S. degree from Howard
University College of Dentistry.
During dental school, Dr. Matsui was involved
with investigating the relationship between pre-term
birth weight and periodontal disease in the Division
of Periodontics at Columbia University College of
Dr. Matsui completed his pediatric dental
specialty training at Howard University College of
During his residency, he investigated the
relationship between BMI and premature eruption of
Dr. Matsui is a member of the American Dental
Association, Virginia Dental Association, Virginia
Dental Society, and American Academy of Pediatric
Dr. Matsui and his family reside in
Haymarket, VA. He enjoys golf, traveling, and
spending time with his son.
to attending dental school, Dr. Richard J. Lee
received a Masterís of Science in Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology at the George Washington
University. For about two years, he worked as a
research scientist at the National Institutes of
Health, NCI (National Cancer Institute) focusing on
the cure for breast cancer.
During his years as a researcher, he acquired a
Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and
Biostatistics from The George Washington University.
From 1996 to 1999, he worked on projects at the
World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food
and Drug Administration (FDA). His projects involved
developing policies on cancer detection and
Although Dr. Lee enjoyed his work, he felt that his
job left him with little interaction with people.
Since his father was a reputable physician in the
Northern Virginia area (Annandale Family Practice),
Dr. Lee was able to observe the wonderful
patient-doctor bond his dad had with his patients.
Since Dr. Lee also enjoys working with his hands, he
felt dentistry would be the perfect choice for his
In 1999 Dr. Lee was accepted to the
prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of
Dental Medicine. He graduated in 2003 and placed in
the top 10% of his class.
After receiving his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, he
worked as a cosmetic dentist in the "Riviera of
America" (Miami Beach, Florida), where he focused on
creating beautiful smiles. He did aesthetic
procedures such as laser teeth whitening, full
anterior veneers and full-mouth reconstructions. Dr.
Lee practiced for a few years in Miami before he
returned back to school to start his orthodontic
residency. He chose orthodontics as his dental
specialty because it follows his passion in
developing beautiful smiles, however, now he creates
Dr. Lee is currently providing top-of-the-line
orthodontic care to areas of Northern Virginia and
Maryland. He is active in the community in which he
lives and works by attending study clubs and
lecturing to local middle and high schools about the
importance of orthodontic treatment. To follow the
American Association of Orthodontists guidelines, he
emphasizes the need to see your local orthodontist
by 7 years of age.
Dr. Lee grew up in the Northern Virginia area and
attended Cooper Junior High and then Langley High
School prior to going to Syracuse for college. He
has found that the Washington D.C. metropolitan area
has many things to offer as far as culture and fine
dining. He enjoys going to the Kennedy Center and
Wolf Trap to watch various shows and concerts. Dr.
Lee plans to stay in the Northern Virginia area for
many years to come.