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218: Interview with Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry & OMDIB, Dr. LeeAnn McQuade


Dr. Grace Yum is joined by Pediatric dentist, Dr. LeeAnn McQuade to talk about treating pediatric patients, including the highs, lows, favorites and advice for anyone treating our future adult dental patients. Episode 218 is available for download now on all of the top podcast platforms or listen now by clicking the player above!

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Episode highlights:

-Learn 3 clinical tips for treating the pediatric patient

-Dr. McQuade shares her favorite instruments she uses in her pediatric practice

-Discussion about behavior management with difficult patients and how the thinking has progressed

-Discussion about sedation in the pediatric dental practice

Meet this week’s guest: Born in Fort Dix, NJ to an Army dentist father & stay at home mother, Dr. LeeAnn McQuade, the eldest of 3 daughters.  Her parents settled in Texas after her father retired from the Army in 1989, and she’s been there ever since.

She received her undergraduate BS from Texas A&M and attended dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry, followed by pediatric residency at University of Texas at Houston in 2002.

She practiced as an associate near Houston for nearly 7 years before starting her own practice…while pregnant…as the sole income earner for her family.

Dr. McQuade has been an owner/private practitioner since 2008 & recently added an associate.  She has a busy FFS practice that’s grown nearly 100% based on general dentist referral & word of mouth.

Like all MDIBs, there’s so much more to her story than being a dentist.  

The twists & turns of her personal life threaded through her career moves & ultimately resulted in her being a single mother of 2 daughters, 1 adopted & 1 biological.  The lessons she learned as a person & parent along the way influenced how she refined her patient care & how she runs her practice.

Her mission as a parent, employer & pediatric dentist is to advocate for those who aren’t yet ready or able to do so themselves.  And to encourage those in her area of influence to expect respect from those they trust & to speak up otherwise… her daughters , her employees, her patients & their parents.  

Dr. McQuade’s mission to support women & children also influences her philanthropic choices, she was on the Board of a local Children’s Advocacy a center for several years, her office collects donations for their local women’s shelter & recently they are developing a partnership with our local organization that helps children who are victims of sex trafficking.

But more than anything else about her, most people know of her life-long involvement with horses, they’ve been the constant in her life, only taking a break from training & competing during her 4 years of dental school.  In fact, Horses are THE reason she went into dentistry. She even has a horse in my business logo.  Dr. McQuade and her youngest daughter travel to various parts of the country with their 4 horses to train & compete.

And finally, she does her best to be a good steward of the planet, at home & in her business, in fact, she’d love to get her practice B Corp certified.

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