Our Mission

The Pankey Institute provides unique education inspiring dental professionals to develop and implement the technical, philosophical, behavioral, and financial habits, while emphasizing work/life balance.

Goals

The board of directors of The LD Pankey Dental Foundation developed the following goals in order to fulfill the organization’s mission. The Pankey Institute is committed to:

  • providing consistently exceptional learning experiences
  • teaching and living the Pankey philosophy of personal and professional fulfillment
  • supporting dental professionals in achieving their personal and professional goals
  • addressing the challenges to implementing comprehensive dental care
  • advocating for comprehensive patient-centered care
  • being the pre-eminent educational foundation for comprehensive dental care
  • achieving and maintaining financial sustainability, ensuring our availability for future dentists

Strategies

We have developed key strategies aimed at realizing our goals. The Pankey Institute is committed to:

1. providing consistently exceptional learning experiences
a. continually develop and calibrate our faculty and curriculum
b. emphasize an individualized approach to learning and achieving goals
c. engage participants in learning and in a community between their in-person Pankey experiences
2. teaching and living the Pankey philosophy of personal and professional fulfillment
a. help our students live the philosophy
b. foster an environment that stresses community engagement of lifelong learners.
3. supporting dental professionals in achieving their personal and professional goals
a. engage dental professionals outside the walls of the Pankey Institute
b. improve worldwide accessibility to the Pankey educational experience
4. addressing the challenges to implementing comprehensive dental care
a. identify and help navigate the variety of practice models
b. identify and help navigate the variety of compensation models
5. advocating for comprehensive patient-centered care
a. developing strategies to enhance the awareness of patient-centered care to internal and external audiences (dental professionals and patients)
6. being the pre-eminent educational foundation for comprehensive dental care
a. provide visionary, non-commercial education appropriate for all experience levels of dentistry
b. develop a communication plan that best identifies our brand to the dental community, and specifies the Pankey value
7. achieving and maintaining financial sustainability, ensuring our availability for future dentists.