KEY BISCAYNE, FL, May 22, 2012–The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education announced today that, effective June 1, 2012, Dr. Dale Sorenson will serve as the new Director of Essentials Education, overseeing the ongoing and continuous improvement of the curriculum and leading the Visiting Faculty.
As Director of Essentials Education, Dr. Sorenson will be responsible for all aspects of the Institute’s Essentials curriculum, a series of four advancing courses in which participants develop skills to help patients achieve optimal oral health, function, comfort, and aesthetics, while exploring all aspects of practice – technical, behavioral philosophical, and financial. Dr. Sorenson will oversee development and evolution of this curriculum, as well as the Visiting Faculty for the courses. He will serve as an ambassador for the Institute, working with the highly qualified team of Visiting Faculty and professional staff to provide a world-class experience for all participants.
“Dr. Sorenson brings his visionary attitude, excellent skills as a dentist, and experience within a successful practice with him to The Pankey Institute. He embodies the vision that we share with our participants,” said Ms. Ricki Braswell, CAE, President and CEO of The Pankey Institute. “He is a natural leader and we are very excited about his new role within Pankey.”
“It is a privilege for me to step into this new role and give back to the Institute again,” said Dr. Dale Sorenson. “I am excited about working with our Visiting Faculty and the current team to continue to provide the world-class experience Pankey is known for around the world.”
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 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 his new 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.
About The Pankey Institute
Founded in 1970, The Pankey Institute is a nonprofit educational organization in Key Biscayne, Florida, dedicated to helping dental professionals master advanced technical skills, improve behavioral skills, and nurture a positive philosophy towards life and practice. It was the first institute of its kind and is the only nonprofit dental education foundation in the country. It remains among the most prestigious in the world, attracting dentists from more than 40 nations. Over 21,000 dentists, dental laboratory technicians, and specialists have attended its courses and now serve millions of patients worldwide.