Officer Bios

Claire Pan - President

Claire Pan graduated in 2017 from Texas A&M College of Dentistry and retired from dentistry to become a full-time mother to her beautiful, medically compromised daughter, Zhen Yue. In her free time, Claire enjoys watching Korean dramas, competing in beauty pageants with her daughter, and spending all of her husband’s money on cloth diapers. She is extremely dedicated to the Dallas Asian Dental Association and spends countless hours working to make the organization better.

John Lee – Treasurer

Dr. Lee received his Bachelor of Art degree from New York University. Later, he received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. After graduation from dental school, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Dental Corp providing comprehensive dental care to active duty Air Force troops.

After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he received his Masters of Science degree and certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Endodontics from the University of Detroit Mercy. He is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Dallas County Dental Association, and the Irving Study Club.

Dr.Lee is also teaching part-time both dental students and post graduate students at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. 

Dr. Lee believes in giving back to the community and is active in his involvement with many local charitable organizations and groups within his church.

Dr. Lee likes to stay active and participate in various outdoor activities with his wife and their son. He and his wife like to travel.

Steven Chu – CE Coordinator

Dr. Chu is a private Practice doctor that specializes in Asian orthodontics.

UT Austin : Bachelor in Science -Electrical Engineering

UT San Antonio : DDS

Texas A&M : MSD In orthodontics

Diplomats of American Board of Orthodontics

Member of American Association of Orthodontics

Member of Texas Orthodontics Study Club

Visiting Professor at Hong Kong university

Visiting Professor at Guangxi medical University , China

Visiting Professor at at Kyung Hee University at Seoul , South Korea

Visiting Professor at Dalian Medical university , China

International Pre Tweed course Instructor in China at Tweed Orthodontics center at Peking university , Beijing , China

Tweed international Orthodontics Foundation Fellow

Instructor at Tweed Study Course at Tweed International Orthodontics Foundation in Tucson , Arizona

Yen Nguyen – Student Liaison

Yen Nguyen is currently a third year dental student at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. She serves as the student liaison for DADA, and ensures that her fellow students receive invitations to all of DADA’s events and mentorship program.

Zhen Yue Pan - Vice President

Zhen Yue Pan is currently 8 months old and has been attending DADA meetings and events since she was still in utero.  Zhen Yue aspires to be an oral surgeon when she grows up. She loves to attend DADA events and network with future colleagues!