The Pankey Institute Appoints Dr. Lee Ann Brady as President and CEO


The Pankey Institute Appoints Dr. Lee Ann Brady as President and CEO

Appointment comes after two years leading unprecedented growth of enrollments in dental continuing education programs at this acclaimed 50 year old non-profit Institute

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla., Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — “We are delighted that Dr. Lee Ann Brady has accepted the position of President & CEO, adding to her existing responsibilities as Director of Education,” said Dr. Mike Crete, Chairman. “The impact she has made in such a short time is truly amazing and inspiring.”

During the last two years, Dr. Brady lead unprecedented growth at this 50 year old non-profit institute. Under her tenure as Director of Education, the number of first time participants in a Pankey program has more than doubled, attendance in their “Essentials” core curriculum has doubled and attendance at their Annual Symposium has tripled.

When asked what changes have led to this dramatic growth, she explained: “With the support of the Board of Directors and visiting faculty I’ve been able to transform the Institute’s curriculum to reflect today’s techniques and materials, as well as address the many challenges that dentists and their staff face. The magic ingredient remains Dr. L.D. Pankey’s visionary philosophy, the foundation of our programs.”

“After 50 years of leadership in dental continuing education, we are excited to have Dr. Brady setting our direction for the next 50 years,” said Dr. Crete.

About Lee Ann Brady, DMD

Dr. Lee Ann Brady joined the Pankey Institute as their first female resident faculty member and was quickly promoted to Clinical Director. Subsequently, she held positions with several dental continuing education organizations. She has lectured internationally at dental meetings and study clubs since 2006. 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 active online with her popular dental blog at ( and founded Restorative Nation (, a supportive learning community for dentists. Since 2012 she has owned Desert Sun Smiles (, a private restorative practice in Glendale, Arizona.