Dr. Connie Cicorelli Dr. Greg Di Lauri Dr. Robert Girschek Dr. Frank Graziano Dr. Jim Kessler Dr. Tanner McKenna Dr. John Migalski Dr. Dirk Newman Dr. Matthew Steinberg Dr. Schuyler Van Gorden Thank You!
Thank you for joining the Class One Triple Plus Club!
Mr. Reynolds R. Challoner
Pine Tree Dental Group
Kevin G. Murphy, DDS, MS
Congratulations to our New Pankey Scholars:
Dr. Bruce R. Dunn - Denver, CO
Dr. Peter C. Furnari - Scarsdale, NY
Dr. Glenda G. Owen - Houston, TX
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SAVE THE DATES! 2011 PANKEY ALUMNI MEETING Wednesday, October 12, 2011: Arrivals Thursday, October 13: Faculty Enhancement Program, Alumni Welcome Reception Friday & Saturday, October 14 - 15: Alumni Meeting Program Sunday, October 16: Departures Location: A Miami Beach or Orlando Venue MESSAGE FROM JIM KESSLER
The first thing that I want to say is how extremely optimistic I am for the future of the Pankey Institute. The enthusiasm and support of the faculty, alumni, and students has been beyond anything that I might have imagined until I personally experienced it. Your selfless generosity and singular vision for what this Institute means to the future of dentistry is truly unique, not only in our profession, but I dare say in almost any endeavor, and in any profession.
I am visiting the Institute as frequently as my work schedule allows. During each of these visits I am experiencing one of the Essentials Courses as a student. I am finding this to be a valuable opportunity to see our mission unfold from a new perspective. This also gives me a chance to have unique and informative conversations, with both students and visiting faculty. I guess you could say that it is giving me a chance to see the Institute from both sides of the podium.
Outreach Seminars Drs. Mike Fling, Skip Van Gorden, and Steve Ikemiya are volunteering their time to organize and present a wonderful, full “Pankey” day at the Pasadera Country Club in Monterey, CA. This is an ideal opportunity for dentists who have never been to The Pankey Institute to spend a Friday learning some of the behavioral and clinical essentials of becoming the leader of a relationship-based practice. Tuition is very affordable—only $200. Click the banner below for details. Sign-up and bring a friend!
Short Courses for Scholarship Funds We have several short courses on the schedule, organized and presented by members of our Visiting Faculty. All proceeds from these courses will go to the Pankey Institute Scholarship Fund. Come out and support these courses because (1) they will energize you while you develop your skills leading to higher profitability and fulfillment with your patients, (2) you will enjoy being with your Pankey colleagues and their friends, and (3) your tuition will help make the Pankey Essentials courses more affordable for new dentists.
Click on banners below to see the details of short courses coming up in May and June. Click here to download a pdf brochure of all short courses scheduled so far. The Invisalign short course held in February was sold out, and the TMD course coming up in May is full. We will be offering these courses again later in the year
Harry and His Bridge Partners (A story about Self-Worth and Case Acceptance) By Dr. William Y. Gregg, Visiting Faculty
I first met Harry about four years ago – a “good” referral from a periodontist. His general dentist had retired. A thorough evaluation at that time revealed significant dental compromises – the most notable being a Class 2 deep overbite with the lower incisors meeting the lingual of the upper incisors at the gingival margin. There were the typical lingual indentations where the lower teeth fit. The four upper incisors were slightly mobile from trauma and all showed significant, irregular wear patterns. There were large diastemas between all teeth.
Go to www.pankeyonline.com to see photos from the Pankey-Dawson Reception at the Midwinter Meetings, class photos, event announcements, alumni conversations, and more!
PRE-PLAN TO AVOID TAX PAINS By Greg Stevens, Vice President, J&G Money Matters, Inc.
Have you ever received a phone call on April 14th from your CPA saying “just finished your taxes and you’ll need to include a $50,000.00 check to the IRS with your return?”Doesn’t this just end up ruining your day, month, quarter?If no savings was aside, the ensuing months are likely to be painful.Would you prefer a different scenario that is more palatable?As business owners, dentists ought to consider a savings plan for tax liabilities.This will ease the “sticker shock” come each April 14th, and will allow the dentist to focus on the real reasons he or she is in practice.