Dr. Lee Ann Brady joins The Pankey Institute as director of education

As its new director of education, internationally renowned dentist and educator Dr. Lee Ann Brady will help accelerate The Pankey Institute's mission of delivering comprehensive learning opportunities that empower dentists to achieve success and fulfillment.

Jun 9th, 2017
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Dr. Lee Ann Brady has joined The Pankey Institute as director of education.


"Dr. Brady's reputation as an educator and dentist is one of the many reasons why she is a perfect fit for Pankey's educational philosophy," said President and CEO Ms. Ricki Braswell. "She will work closely with Dr. Dale Sorenson, our director of essentials education, to strengthen and broaden our educational offerings and ensure we continue to cultivate incredible learning opportunities for today's dentist."

In her position as director of education, Dr. Brady will have a broad scope of influence over all educational initiatives, curriculum, and marketing. She brings to the Institute her extensive knowledge of occlusion, restorative dentistry, treatment planning, and communications. Her expertise aligns with the principles The Pankey Institute believes must form the foundation of a powerful and impactful curriculum.

Dr. Lee Ann Brady

"My love for teaching began with my introduction to the career-affirming philosophy Pankey has always championed," said Dr. Brady. "I cannot express how honored and energized I am to return to Pankey to apply what I have learned over the past 12 years helping dentists develop and harness their skills in all aspects of dentistry."

Dr. Brady will build upon the three core principles that form the basis of The Pankey Institute's unique individualized approach:

  • Exceptional learning: Providing a consistently exceptional environment and experiences that support dentists in achieving their personal and professional goals
  • Lived philosophy: Teaching and living "The Pankey Philosophy" of personal and professional fulfillment
  • Comprehensive care: Advocating for and addressing the challenges of comprehensive patient-centered care

"The announcement of Dr. Brady's new role represents Pankey's commitment to realizing the organization's fundamental mission: Unique education that inspires dental professionals to create superb technical, philosophical, behavioral, and financial habits. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Brady as the newest member of our Pankey team," said Dr. Richard Hunt, chairman of the Board.

About Lee Ann Brady, DMD

Dr. Lee Ann Brady joined The Pankey Institute as its first female resident faculty member and was quickly promoted to clinical director. Subsequently, she held positions with several dental continuing education organizations. She is active online with her popular dental blog, and recently founded Restorative Nation, a supportive learning community for dentists. Since 2012 she has owned Desert Sun Smiles, a private restorative practice in Glendale, Arizona.

About The Pankey Institute

Founded in 1969, The L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit educational organization in Key Biscayne, Florida, dedicated to helping dental professionals master advanced technical skills, improve behavioral skills, and nurture a positive philosophy toward life and practice. It started the first institute of its kind and remains among the most prestigious in the world, attracting dentists from more than 44 nations. More than 30,000 dentists, dental laboratory technicians, and specialists have attended its courses and to date have provided exceptional care to more than 54 million patients worldwide.

SOURCE: L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation Inc.

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