Dr. Lee Ann Brady lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband Kelly and three children Sarah, Jenna and Kyle. She owns Desert Sun Smiles Dental Care, a private restorative practice in Glendale, Arizona. Outside of her private practice, Dr. Brady teaches her own courses and presents at meetings internationally, and writes a clinical dental education blog on her website at www.leeannbrady.com. When not focused on dentistry she enjoys time with her family, being outdoors, gardening and is an avid reader.
Dr. Brady earned her D.M.D. degree from the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry. She has worked in a variety of practice models from small fee-for-service offices to large insurance-dependent practices, as an associate and as a practice owner.
She was invited to join the Pankey Institute in 2005 as their first female resident faculty member and was promoted to Clinical Director within a year, and held this position until November of 2008. She was asked by Dr. Frank Spear in September of 2008 to join him in the formation of Spear Education and the expansion of his curriculum. As the Executive VP of Clinical Education at Spear Education, she managed the development and delivery of all programs in addition to her teaching responsibilities until June of 2011. In 2010 she was recognized by Dental Products Report as one of the “Top 25 Women Dentists in the U.S.” in the category of dental educators. She is the clinical editor of the Seattle Study Club Journal, a Guest Presenter at The Pankey Institute and teaches for the University of Florida College of Dentistry Department of Continuing Education.
She has published articles in General Dentistry, Dentistry Today, Seattle Study Club Journal, Oral Health Journal (Canada), DentistryIQ, Women Dentist Journal, Dental Practice Report, Private Dentistry (UK), Journal of Dental Technology and other print and web publications. Dr. Brady is a frequent presenter at local, state, national and international dental meetings such as the ADA Annual Session, AACD Annual Meeting, Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting, Chicago Midwinter Meeting, Yankee Dental Congress and Florida National Dental Congress.
Being a lifelong learner, Dr. Brady dedicates countless hours to studying and understanding occlusion, restorative dentistry and dental materials performance. She enjoys researching and teaching these clinical disciplines as well as patient communications, case acceptance and team development. She is passionate about solving complex cases, understanding the needs and concerns of her patients, facilitating the success of colleagues, and helping dentists find balance in their lives.