Core Faculty Members

Professor Hae-Hyong Lee Core Faculty
Institute of Tissue Regeneration Enginnering (ITREN)

Hae-Hyoung Lee graduated from the dental school of Dankook University in 1987, and he spent his career working in the dental industry until he found himself that he was deeply interested in dental biomaterials and bioengine- ering.

He received his Ph.D in dental biomaterials at Tokushima University, Japan.

He was appointed as a full-time professor at Wonkwang University and then a professor of biomaterials science in the College of Dentistry at Dankook University since 2002.

He has extensive experience in teaching dental biomaterials and experiments, as well as clinical dental materials.

His research interests are in dental restoration fields and biomaterial evaluations for dental implants.


  • Bachelor Degree: College of Dentistry, Dankook University, DDS 1987
  • Ph.D: Graduate School of the University of Tokushima, 1999


  • (1990-1994) - Practice in General Dentistry
  • (1999-2002) - Asst. Professor, School of Dentistry, Wonkwang University, Korea
  • (2005-2006) - Visiting researcher, Baylor College of Dentistry, TX, USA
  • (2012-2013) - Visiting Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA


  • (2015-2019) - President, Korean Society for Dental Materials
  • (2016-2017) - Review Board in Dental Science of Korea Research Foundation
  • (2017-2019) - Chairman, Faculty Association for Dental Materials of Dental College of Korea

Selected Papers

  • [12] Uniaxial/biaxial flexure strengths and elastic properties of resin-composite block materials for CAD/CAM. Dent Mater 35:389-401 (2019).
  • [11] Dual-ion delivery for synergistic angiogenesis and bactericidal capacity with silica-based microsphere. Acta Biomater 83:1742-7061 (2019)
  • [10] Multi-functional nano-adhesive releasing therapeutic ions for MMP-deactivation and remineralization. Sci Rep 8:1-10 (2018).
  • [9] Nano-graphene oxide incorporated into PMMA resin to prevent microbial adhesion. Dent Mater 34:63-72 (2018).
  • [8] Cytotoxicity and proinflammatory cytokine expression induced by interim resin materials in primary cultured human dental pulp cells. J Prosth Dent 118:524-534 (2017).
  • [7] Drug/ion co-delivery multi-functional nanocarrier to regenerate infected tissue defect. Biomaterials 142:62-76 (2017).
  • [6] Rechargeable microbial anti-adhesive polymethyl methacrylate incorporating silver sulfadiazine-loaded mesoporous silica nanocarriers. Dent Mater 33:361-371 (2017).
  • [5] Sol-gel-derived bioactive glass nanoparticle-incorporated glass ionomer cement with or without chitosan for enhanced mechanical and biomineralization properties. Dent Mater 33:805-817 (2017).
  • [4] Development of long-term antimicrobial poly(methyl methacrylate) by incorporating mesoporous silica nanocarriers. Dent Mater 32: 1564-1574 (2016)
  • [3] Advanced Biomatrix Designs for Regenerative Therapy of Periodontal Tissues. J Dent Res 93:1203-1211 (2014).
  • [2] Degradation in the fatigue strength of dentin by cutting, etching and adhesive bonding. Dent Mater 30:1061-1072 (2014).
  • [1] Development of a novel aluminum-free glass ionomer cement based on magnesium/strontium-silicate glasses. Mater Sci Eng C 41:0298-4931 (2014).

Selected Papers (Google Scholar) LINK