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Incorporating the Pankey-Mann-Schuyler Principles into the Modern Restorative Practice
October 29-30, 2010 / Prerequisite: None / 14 AGD Lecture & Participation Credits

Applying Refined Occlusal Techniques to Your Everyday Practice  
November 11-13, 2010 / Prerequisite: C2e or E2 / 18 AGD Lecture & Participation Credits

Utlizing Invisalign to Enhance Restorative Outcomes 2
November 18-20, 2010 / Prerequisite: Invisalign training / 22 AGD Lecture & Participation Credits

Introduction to Bonded Porcelain Restorations with Jim Kessler
December 2-4, 2010 / Prerequisite: None / 18 AGD Lecture & Participation Credits
The CORE “Global” Diagnosis & Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning Continuum presented by Rouse and Robbins has been reorganized into a single course session.
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Thank you for joining the Class One Triple Plus Club!

Dr. John D. Orsi

Our New Chairman of Education Has Arrived!

Dr. Jim Kessler moved into his office last Monday and is busy organizing for our Faculty Enhancement Program this week.  A news release about his arrival just went out to the trade press.  Read More

Dr. Kessler Will Be on a National Broadcast Webinar October 22.
The AmericaSmiles Seminar Series will feature our new Chairman of Education at 12:00PM (EST) on Friday, October 22, 2010.  That's just around the corner.  Registration is on  Dr. Kessler will be speaking about "A No-Nonsense Approach to Aesthetic Dentistry."  The seminar is approved for 4 AGD continuing education credits.  Participation is $95.  See attached brochure.

Stretch Your Behavioral Thinking Into the 21st Century
By Richard A. Green, DDS, MBA (

In the last Pankey newsletter, I appreciated Bill Davis’s reflections on the Pankey Philosophy along with a reference to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. It got me to thinking about a lot of people who have been studying the behavioral sciences and influenced us through the years, though sometimes we were unaware of their specific contribution to our growth and development.
Over the summer I read the book Drive: The Surprising truth about what motivates us by Daniel H. Pink. I encourage all of you to read this book—especially if you are working to facilitate growth in yourself and others (dentists, patients, team members, and family). The author takes you on a quick tour of the behavioral sciences during the past fifty or so years, starting with Maslow, moving to McGregor, Carl Rogers, then on to Peter Drucker and the Knowledge Worker (in Age of Discontinuity, 1968).
Pink references the work of Don Clifton (SRI and Gallup) and then moves through the remaining decades and into the 21st Century, sighting numerous research projects that reinvent, renew, refine and validate understandings from long ago (Aristotle to Pankey) and add some interesting new insights. When implemented, these insights will help you intentionally develop yourself and others.
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Finding the Humor
Contributed by Karen Cortell Reisman, Speak, Coach, Author Speak for Yourself Programs & Coaching(
When you make people laugh, they listen. When they listen, they remember you and what you’ve said. That makes you a communication genius. Before you say, “I am NOT funny,” think about all of the ‘tragedies’ that have befallen you, that you now talk about while laughing.
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