The Pankey Institute Announces New Scholarships for Emerging Dental Leaders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Tracy Ellis, 800-472-6539 or tellis@pankey.org

KEY BISCAYNE —The Pankey Institute announced today five new merit-based scholarships to provide young dentists and dental students with the opportunity to attend the prestigious Institute’s Pankey Essentials curriculum. The Pankey Essentials is a series of four advancing courses. Through these postgraduate courses participants gain the clinical, leadership, management and human influence skills necessary to succeed in dentistry today and throughout their careers.

The endowed scholarships are funded by members of The Pankey Institute’s alumni community: Dr. Denny Byrne and Dr. Nancy Ward; Dr. Kathryn Delfs (honoring Dr. Brian Gray); Dr. and Mrs. Steve Ikemiya; Dr. and Mrs. Mark Murphy; and Dr. and Mrs. Dale Sorenson to help defray the cost of attending the core curriculum at the Institute.

The scholarships are merit-based and recipients are selected primarily on the basis of leadership potential in the field of dentistry, commitment to lifelong learning, and active participation in community service.

“We pride ourselves for offering the most comprehensive advanced education available,” Ms. Ricki Braswell, president, chief executive officer, The Pankey Institute said. “These scholarships allow us to provide young dentists, burdened by unprecedented levels of debt, access to the highest quality dental education. We are honored and humbled by the generosity of these members of the Pankey family, who have chosen to impact the future of dentistry through the Institute.”

The Pankey Institute hosts more than 30 courses a year and is unique as a not-for-profit organization in the postgraduate dental education arena. Since its founding forty-six years ago, it has remained among the most prestigious in the world, attracting dentists from more than 40 nations. More than 25,000 dentists, dental laboratory technicians and specialists have attended its courses and now serve millions of patients worldwide.

For more information on The Pankey Institute’s scholarships, world-class dental education programs and to obtain a scholarship application, please call 800.472.6539 or visit www.pankey.org.

About the L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation:

Founded in 1969, the L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation is the only nonprofit advanced dental education organization. Located in Key Biscayne, Florida, The L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation is 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 remains among the most prestigious in the world, attracting dentists from more than 40 nations. Over 25,000 dentists, dental laboratory technicians, and specialists have attended its courses and now serve millions of patients worldwide.