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Alumni Association Members who upgrade their Membership to the “Pankey Public” level in the 2010 Alumni Association are not only profiled on but now also receive $400 off of tuition on their choice of one of these upcoming courses at the Institute:

Insiders' Guide to Dental Marketing  May 21-22, 2010

Invisalign  November 18-20, 2010  

Study Club Leadership Skills
November 12-13, 2010

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or 305-428-5553)!

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If you miss the deadline for the 2010 printed directory, you may still renew your membership anytime during the year.


Dr. L. D. Pankey used to see familiar faces in his seminars as dentists came back again and again to experience courses they had attended already from a maturing experiential perspective.  Each time they came back, they gained new insights and refined their skills.

By request from alumni, we are offering special tuition for Pankey alumni who attended the Continuum or Essentials courses in the past.  If you attended C1 or E1 and want to take it again, pay only $2,000 in 2010 for E1 tution (double occupancy lodging included).  Similarly, if you took C2 or E2, pay only $2,000 for E2 tuition.  If you took C3 or E3, pay only $2,000 for E3.  As a returning student, you will have much to offer in group discussions and one-on-one conversations.

We welcome you to come back with one or more of your Institute friends, or bring a friend or younger associate who has never been to the Institute.  This happened in L. D.'s day quite frequently.  Enjoy being a mentor-facilitator of learning as you enjoy the learning experience together!


The following article begins a series by Dr. William J. Davis, co-author of Dr. Pankey's book.  A PHILOSOPHY OF THE PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY. Bill Davis will be sharing with us each month what L. D. would have said in response to common questions and concerns of dentists.  In this issue, we begin with Part 1 of Bill's introduction to The Philosophy.

Overview of The Philosophy: Part 1

As practicing dentists, we rarely consider ourselves philosophers. Yet, in an important way, we are. Day to day decisions about our work and lives are based consciously or unconsciously on what we believe—in other words, our own personal philosophy.

Cicero believed that “Philosophy is the cultivation of the mental facilities: it roots out vices and prepares the mind to receive the proper seed.” Philosophy, therefore, becomes the context for action, and understanding the relationships between belief and action is what gives meaning and purpose to life. For dentists who are consciously aware of their beliefs and what holds meaning for them, daily work and routine are not merely unrelated actions and episodes, but an integral part of life.

There is an important distinction between having a philosophy and living a philosophy. “Having” a philosophy implies having an idea or ideas, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that those ideas are being enacted. We believe that learning can best take place when we are “living” a philosophy—that is, living in a state of inquiry—based on our values, knowledge and individual goals.


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