Karen-Lee Jones Stewart, DDS
Karen-Lee Jones Stewart, DDS

Our Practice

The legacy of a multi-generational dental practice is excellence in the form of dental services delivered to patients.

Our dental practice was established in 1963 by Dr. Lee W. Jones, who graduated from the University of Michigan (UofM) School of Dentistry. In 1994, he was joined by his daughter, Dr. Karen-Lee Jones Stewart, who also graduated from the UofM School of Dentistry. Dr. Stewart gained a mentor and Dr. Stewart gained a partner. The sum of the daughter and father working together was greater than the sum of the parts. Today, Dr. Stewart has been infused with everything she learned from her father and every patient of her practice benefits not just from her skills and experience but from the skills and experience of her father as well.

Dr. Lee Jones

1934 - 2021
Lee Jones, born in Flint, Michigan, attended Hillsdale College on an athletic scholarship. He graduated in 1957 with a B.S. in chemistry. He subsequently received a doctor of dental surgery degree in 1961 from the UofM School of Dentistry.

In 1971, Dr. Jones became the first minority admissions recruiter for the School of Dentistry. His efforts produced more than 250 Black dentists over 25 years. He retired from this position In 1996.

In 2014, Dr. Jones was the recipient of the Alumni Society Board of Governors Distinguished Service Award. Established in 1985, the award recognizes and honors individuals who have contributed outstanding service either to the School or the profession of dentistry. During the ceremony, Dr. Jones said, “I have been very blessed to be at the School of Dentistry, as a student, an instructor, and director of minority affairs,” he said. “Nearly sixty after beginning my dental studies, I can still say, ‘I love dentistry’.”

In March 2015, the Dr. Lee Jones Endowment for Dentistry Diversity was created at UofM in recognition of Dr. Jones’ 25 years of service as director of minority affairs. Funding was provided by a fellow alumni of the UofM School of Dentistry.

Dr. Jones’ many honors include the Civil Rights Award from the National Dental Association, the Ida B. Gray Award, which is presented to individuals who promote diversity at UofM, the Alpha Man of The Year from the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Theta Zeta Lambda Chapter, and the Leonard F. Sain Esteemed Alumni Award from the UofM Black Alumni Association.

Dr. Jones was a life member of Wolverine Dental Association, National Dental Association, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the NAACP. He also held life memberships in the Washtenaw District Dental Society, the Francis B. Vedder Crown and Bridge Society, the Michigan Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Jones retired in 2016.