What is a Periodontist?

A dentist that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and the placement of dental implants. Periodontists receive extensive training including additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

What is a diplomate?

A diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology. To be educationally qualified for Board certification requires:

  • Certification as a dentist, including basic college education and completion of dental school to earn the D.D.S. or D.M.D degree and;
  • Certification as a periodontist after successful completion of an educational program in Periodontology, which is accredited by Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Assoc.
  • Comprehensive qualifying and oral examination covering. All phases of periodontal disease and its treatment, including dental implants.
  • Re-certification every six years.


Meet Dr. Brady

Dr. Crystal A.M Brady completed her Bachelor of Biological Science Degree at the University of Houston Clear Lake in 1982. In 1986 she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, where she proceeded to complete her Post Graduate Certificate in Periodontics in 1988. During the same year, Dr. Brady purchased Dr. Bert Benson’s Periodontal practice on Medical Center Boulevard in Webster, Texas. She remained there for 14 years prior to purchasing a new, larger facility on Orchard Street where she continues to practice.

By virtue of her continuous extensive periodontal training, Dr. Crystal Brady received her Board Certification in Periodontics in 1996, and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology. In October 2003, she was elected a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and continues to hold that status. Her occupational interests are: Bone Regeneration, Soft Tissue Grafting and Regeneration, Sinus Lifts, and Dental Implants.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Ninth District Dental Society, American Academy of Periodontology, Southwest Society of Periodontists, and the Texas Society of Periodontists.

Dr. Brady has been recognized in numerous publications such a H Texas magazine, Houston Magazine’s Top Periodontists, and Texas Monthly’s Super Dentists®. Dr. Brady served as President of the Ninth District Dental Society in 2000, vice president the year prior, peer review, and chairman. Dr. Brady has received several other awards and honors during her 30 years in private practice.

Dr. Brady resides in Friendswood, Texas with her husband of 34 years and their 4 children, Natasha, Nikita, Julia, and Dimitri. Dr. Brady teaches CCE and is very involved with her church. Dr. Brady enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, snow skiing, hunting, and being involved in missionary work. In her quiet time, Dr. Brady enjoys reading and praying for those close to her heart.

Jaime, Practice Administrator/Director of Marketing

Jaime is our practice administrator and handles all of Dr. Brady’s marketing needs. She has over 20 years of dental experience and has been with Dr. Brady for 18 of the 20 years. Jaime takes great pride in everything she does. Our patients depend on her to brighten their day. She has a true gift for making patients feel welcome and at home.

Jaime and her husband have 2 small boys that keep them busy. When they do have free time, they spend it with family, and hunting & fishing.

Gina, Surgical Assistant, RDA

Gina is Dr. Brady’s surgical assistant and has 15 years of dental experience. Gina has been assisting Dr. Brady and her patients for over 3 years. She always has a smile on her face and is eager to comfort our patients.

In her free time, Gina enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her new grand baby Evan.

Elisabeth, Hygienist, RDH

Elisabeth is our hygienist and has over 18 years of periodontal experience. She has been improving the oral health of out patients for 6 years.

Elisabeth and her husband have been married for 18 years and have 2 teenage kids. During her spare time Elisabeth enjoys reading and working out.

Dr. Vrushali Abhaynkar, Associate Periodontist

Bio coming soon!