Alumni Association Members
who upgrade their Membership to the “Pankey Public” level in the 2010
Alumni Association are not only profiled on www.pankeydentist.org but now also receive $400
off of tuition on their choice of one of these upcoming courses at the
Please click here to sign-up.
If you miss the deadline for the 2010 printed directory, you may still
renew your membership anytime during the year.
FOR ONLY $2,000 PER COURSE,
YOU CAN RELIVE THE PANKEY EXPERIENCE!
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
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!
L. D. SAY?
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.
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.
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