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Mouth Pain Evaluation

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Lee Ann Brady, DMD, of Glendale, Ariz, performs a procedure to alleviate pain in the mouth due to lateral soreness. A cotton roll test begins the procedure with the distal teeth as a focus to clench and release for the initial bite. Dr. Brady reinserts the leaf gauge test with some clenching inside the patient's mouth to gauge the bite discomfort, and the patient concurs that there is less pain than previously recognized. This process is used to evaluate the tension or tightness and is a positive result for the load test.

Lee Ann Brady, DMD

Dr. Brady earned her DMD degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. For 17 years she 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. Dr. Brady was invited to join the Pankey Institute as its first female resident faculty member and was promoted to clinical director within a year. She was asked by Dr. Frank Spear to join him in the formation of Spear Education and the expansion of his curriculum. As the executive vice president of clinical education at Spear Education, she managed the development and delivery of all programs. Dr. Brady maintains a private practice in Glendale, Ariz, in addition to her active teaching schedule. 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.


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