Panadent Corporation was founded in 1974 by Dr. Robert L. Lee, D.D.S.
Robert L. Lee earned a BA degree in Biology from Walla Walla College in 1950 and an MS degree in Bacteriology and Public Health from Washington State University in 1953. He was a Research Specialist in the Army Chemical Corp 1953-55 and graduated from Loma Linda University with a DDS degree in 1959. After graduating from dental school, he began research on mandibular movements and published his results in 1969 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. In 1974 he founded Panadent Corporation and designed instruments and methods for dentists diagnose and prepare treatment plans for their patients.