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5635 Broad Street Ext.

Sumter, SC 29154

Phone: (803) 494-8466

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R. Capers Lee, DMD

Capers Lee, DMD, is a 1982 graduate of the University of South Carolina and attended dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina. He graduated in 1986 and recently completed his 32nd year practicing dentistry.

When Dr. Lee met a fellow dentist on a dove shoot in September 2003, little did he know that his life was about to radically change. Danny Gardner, a dentist in Charleston and an avid supporter of foreign and domestic mission work, mentioned taking a trip to Venezuela in the spring, and the rest is history.

Dr. Lee contacted Dr. Bill Sasser of Charleston, a veteran servant with the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and away they went. For the past 20 years or so, Dr. Lee has been able to tap into Dr. Sasser’s trips abroad with the CMDA about two or three times a year, serving in Peru, Venezuela, Trinidad, Ecuador, and his favorite, Honduras.

“I really think that God is leading me to do this a lot more often, and I am waiting to see how He would work that out,” Dr. Lee says. “I could never have even dreamed of the blessings He has showered on our family since we started serving the world’s poor so intentionally.”

He is in his 33rd year of marriage to his sweet wife, Tilly. They have three sons, Hunter, Banks, and Myles, as well as three wonderful daughters-in-law: Anna, Molly, and Bailey. They also have two young grandsons: Carson and Miller!

Hunter is an Air Force dentist stationed at Langley AFB in Sumter and Banks is an Air Force dentist stationed at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada. Myles is a College of Charleston graduate employed by Freeman Boatworks in Charleston.

“I can’t wait to see what God will do next … I’m really looking forward to continuing to serve Him the rest of my days on earth,” says Dr. Lee.

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