Department of Education

Lee Ann Brady

Dr. Lee Ann Brady

Director of Education

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. 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 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.

Dr. Brady can be reached at

Dale Sorenson

Dr. Dale Sorenson

Director of Essentials Education 

Dr. Dale Sorenson attended Wabash College for his undergraduate education where he earned All-American honors in swimming. He received his D.D.S. degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners and served nine years on the Indiana State Board of Dentistry. He is an active member of The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Equilibration Society, Fellow in the American College of Dentists, Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, ADA, IDA, and First District Dental Society. He is a recognized speaker and educator and has lectured throughout the United States and Canada.

In addition to this role, Dr. Sorenson has a strong history with The Pankey Institute. He was named Chairman of the Institute’s Provost Committee in 2005. He also served as the L.D. Pankey Alumni Association President from 2005-07. In 2008, he was elected to serve on the Board of Directors and served as Secretary during his term. He has served as Visiting Faculty since 1992. Embracing education, he is one of a select group of only 38 dentists to achieve the designation of Pankey Scholar. He also is a current member of the Class One Triple Plus Club, which is a group of individuals who make financial pledges which ensure the growth of The Pankey Institute for future generations of dental professionals.

Dr. Sorenson can be reached at

Jeff Baggett

Dr. Jeff Baggett

Essentials 1 Coordinator

The son of an Air Force Fighter Pilot and a kindergarten teacher, Jeff Baggett was born in Enid, Oklahoma. He has lived in many places around the country and the world. After completing his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University, he graduated from the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry in 1981 in the top ten percent of his class. Dr. Baggett is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Association, American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is a past Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at Oklahoma University College of Dentistry. In 1987, Dr. Baggett won the prestigious Thomas K. Jefferson Award for Public Relations from the Oklahoma Dental Association. He is the past president of the L.D. Pankey Alumni Association and has completed accreditation to earn the distinction of Pankey Scholar.

A member of the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Baggett is on the staff of Visiting Faculty for St. Anthony’s Hospital General Practice Residency and is a preceptor for senior dental students from the O.U. College of Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a restorative advisor to the Red Earth Seattle Study Club. Married with a grown son, Dr. Baggett is a past assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 79, and past Little League coach for basketball and baseball. Currently, he serves on the Edmond Bike Committee and the Board of Directors for the Free To Live Animal Sanctuary. He is a speaker for the Oklahoma Victim’s Impact Panel against drinking and driving. Having completed an Ironman distance triathalon in 1992, Dr. Baggett enjoys biking and running.

Dr. Baggett can be reached at

Glenn Kidder

Dr. Stephen K. Malone

Essentials 2 Coordinator

Dr. Stephen Malone received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Louisville in 1994 and has practiced dentistry in Knoxville for nearly 20 years. Dr. Malone’s intense study in specialty treatment areas and general dentistry enables him to provide exceptional, comprehensive care. In his work in his Knoxville office, Dr. Malone is supported in this work by an exceptional team of professionals. Malone facilitates the postgraduate learning of other dentists from across the nation and around the world. Dr. Malone and his wife, Lisa, have two sons, Davis and Grant and a dog named Luke. Dr. Malone’s hobbies include golf, cycling, boating and spending time with family. He enjoys speaking before and mentoring other dentists, as an encourager of patient-centered and comprehensive oral health care that takes into account the patient’s whole health and entire oral heath circumstances.

Dr. Malone can be reached at


Dr. Michael Fling

Essentials 3 Coordinator
Interim Essentials 4 Coordinator

Michael C. Fling, D.D.S. began his career in dentistry in 1976 as a laboratory technician.  Graduating from Oklahoma University College of Dentistry in 1984, he received the “Young Dentist of the Year Award” in 1988 from the Oklahoma Dental Association.  Maintaining a private practice with an emphasis on aesthetic and restorative dentistry, he has served as Course Director and as   Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at the O.U. College of Dentistry.  He is the founder and President of “Fling Seminars”,  providing advanced dental education to dental teams and technicians throughout the country. He was named by Dentistry Today as one of the “Top Clinicians in Continuing Education” for the last two years. Currently he serves as a guest lecturer at O.U. College of Dentistry in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics and as an Associate Faculty at the L.D. Pankey Institute. Dr. Fling is also on staff with the St. Anthony’s Hospital General Residency Program and with the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency Program at the O.U. College of Dentistry. He is part of a select handful that has completed the process to earn the distinction as a “Pankey Scholar”.  As a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and the American College of Dentists, he has lectured internationally to dental and laboratory associations and to various study groups on fundamental principles of aesthetic and restorative dentistry, philosophical and managerial concepts, and achieving technical excellence.

Dr. Fling can be reached at