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Karen Yee-Lo, DMD

Karen Yee-Lo

Affiliate Instructor, Pediatric Dentistry


Dr. Yee-Lo is an affiliate professor at the University of Washington School of Dental Medicine.  She also owns a private practice in Lakewood, Washington.  She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and she is a consultant to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.


  • Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, St. Christopher’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. 1994
  • Residency working with handicapped and developmentally delayed, Tufts University, 1992
  • DMD, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Biology, University of Victoria, Canada, 1987

Society memberships, Academic honors, and practice history

  • Memberships in:
    • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    • American Dental Association
    • Washington State Dental Association
    • Washington State Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    • Pierce County Dental Society
  • Past President, NW Pediatric Dental Study Club
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
    • Recertified, Diplomate, ABPD 2010
  • Private Practice since 1994
  • Hospital Privileges: Tacoma General Hospital/Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Tacoma, WA
  • Board member, Agape Adoptions

Academic interests

  • Early Childhood Caries
  • Prevention
  • Behavior management