Dr. Lies graduated from dental school in 1987 from the University of Missouri In Kansas City. He then entered active duty in the United States Navy as a general dentist after which he received two more years of additional training. This included a General Practice Residency, (GPR) 1987-1988 and an Advanced Clinical Program in Endodontics, (ACP) in 1993-1994 in San Diego, CA. In 1996 he left active duty for residency training at the VA Medical Center in Long Beach California and received his certificate in Endodontics, in 1998. Dr. Lies has received extensive training in both conventional and microsurgical techniques in conjunction with the use of surgical microscopes. He opened his current office in 1999 under the fictitious name of West View Endodontics.
In 2005 Dr. Lies became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and as such, is board certified in the specialty of Endodontics.
Dr Lies is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists, (AAE), the Southern California of Association of Endodontist (SCAE), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the California Dental Association (CDA). He continues to pursue innovative and up to date technology to deliver the best possible care, in the most comfortable manner for his patients. This includes most recently, the acquisition and use of Cone Beam Computer Tomography, (CBCT). This gives enhanced 3D visualization, rendering accurate diagnosis for the most complex cases.
Dr. Lies resides close to his office and is married with three children. He enjoys spending time with his family as well as hobbies that include RC Aircraft, and golf.