Leesa Morrow

Leesa Morrow

Academic Title

Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain
Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences


Psychology, B.A., University of North Texas, 1982
Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1990
Other Education
J.D., Indiana University School of Law, 2002; Clinical Psychology Internship, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1988

Contact Info



Office Address

6-270 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Bio Statement

Dr. Morrow completed a doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of North Texas and an internship in Clinical Psychology at Indiana University School of Medicine. She has devoted her career to a blend of clinical practice and teaching. Dr. Morrow has expertise in the treatment of acute and chronic pain, as well as stress exacerbated systemic illnesses. She uses a variety of treatment modalities including biofeedback, hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral therapy. After many years working as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Morrow completed a degree in law at Indiana University School of Law. This additional education expanded Dr. Morrow’s professional expertise with the understanding of bioethics and medical malpractice. Dr. Morrow is an invited speaker to various continuing education venues throughout the country, where she presents topics related to TMD pain, Personality and Chronic Pain Behavior, Bruxism, the Management of Difficult Dental Patients, and Bioethics in Dentistry.


Presentations and Publications

2012, April: Invited Speaker, 2012 Annual Session American Association of Endodontists, Behavioral Management of the Difficult Chronic Pain Patient

2011, February: Leon-Salazar V & Morrow L. Pain and persistent occlusal awareness: What should dentists do? The Journal of the American Dental Association, Clinical Practice – Brief Reports

2011, May: Invited Speaker, Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Management of the Behaviorally Challenging Patient: A Lecture and Workshop 

2010, August: Invited Speaker, 2010 National Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Conference, sponsored by the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, Existential Issues in Chronic Neuralgic Pain: Mindfulness Treatment 

2010, 2009, 2008: Continuing Education, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (SOD) “TMD and Orofacial Pain Miniresidency," Psychological Factors that Influence TMD and Orofacial Pain Treatment Outcome 

2010, 2009: Continuing Education, University of Minnesota SOD, Day-long seminar and workshop, Managing the Behaviorally Difficult Patient 

2010, 2009: Continuing Education, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (SOD), Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar, Ethics in Dentistry 

2010, 2009: Continuing Education, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (SOD), Core Competence Day, Effective Patient Communication\

2010: Invited Speaker, Dakota County Dental Society, St. Paul Minnesota, Managing the Difficult Patient in a Litigious Society

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