Essentials Courses

The Pankey Essentials is a series of four advancing courses. Through these courses you will receive the behavioral and technical knowledge you need to realize a bright future. You will practice and develop your behavioral and technical skills. You will grow exponentially within a learning community of support. We invite you to read below about the series.

E1: Aesthetic & Functional Treatment Planning

Transform your experience of practicing dentistry, increase predictability, profitability and fulfillment. The Essentials Series is the Key, and Aesthetic and Functional Treatment Planning is where your journey begins.  Following a system of risk assessment, patient ownership and risk management creates technical excellence and predictability.  Practicing dentistry the way you want, doing the procedures you enjoy most with patients who value and appreciate you and the exceptional care they receive. This course is built on an exam, diagnosis and treatment planning system based on 5 key areas: Aesthetics, Occlusion, Restorative, Biology and the Patient.

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E2: Occlusal Appliances & Equilibration

What if you had one tool that increased comprehensive case acceptance, managed patients with moderate to high functional risk, verified centric relation and treated signs and symptoms of TMD? Appliance therapy is that one tool. This course will teach you the rationale for when to use different appliance designs, and the fabrication and delivery protocols. You will be able to use an appliance diagnostically, therapeutically and behaviorally. We will continue to deepen your knowledge of practice and financial management and patient communications.

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E3: Restorative Integration of Form & Function

Understanding that “form follows function” is critical for knowing how to blend what looks good with what predictably functions well. E3 is the phase of your Essentials journey in which we put the form and function pieces of the puzzle together.

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E4: Sequencing & Advanced Treatment Planning

The purpose of this course is to help you develop mastery with complex cases involving precise sequencing and interdisciplinary coordination. After completing this course, you will be will able to define the role of periodontics and orthodontics in the comprehensive restorative plan. You will understand the nuances of tooth preparation and tissue management. You will be able to begin development of complex treatments and seek specialty support with confidence

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ADA CERP Certified

The Pankey Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.