Jessica Y. Lee DDS, MPH, PhD, is the Demeritt Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina. She also serves as the Graduate Program Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program. She is board certified Pediatric Dentist and an active member of the medical staff at UNC Hospitals and practices in the Dental Faculty Practice in the School of Dentistry. An author and researcher, she serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Public Health Dentistry and Dental Traumatology. Dr Lee is the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards and was named the ‘Pediatric Dentist of the Year” by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2011.