Praise from our Alumni


“I am always blown away by the humbleness, organization, and expertise of EVERY Pankey course I have taken. This [Dental Sleep Medicine] was my first focus course after taking the Essentials and I was hopeful this would continue…I was not disappointed.”
Dr. Eric Paster, Pennsylvania (2017)

“I am very grateful to the Pankey Institute for providing a safe environment and opportunity to recognize and verbalize some very deep confusion that I had been experiencing about my motivations and values in dentistry.”
Essentials 1 Participant, (2017)

“The Pankey Institute continues to find ways to enhance my professional career. With the Worn Dentition course, I was allowed two days of provocative, comprehensive study with Pankey faculty without having to leave my backyard! I now have the skills needed to competently and confidently help my patients with severely worn teeth restore function and esthetics. Dr. Fling is an exceptional clinician who shared his time and knowledge in a small group setting with other like-minded dentists. I applaud the Pankey Institute on their creative ways of bringing higher learning to dentists – even if that means bringing it on the road!”
Dr. Brennan T. O’Brien, Mississippi (2017)

“Once again, Pankey has built a team of knowledgeable and caring individuals to take care of us, teach us and motivate us. I felt like I was coming back to my Pankey home, where I can see my friends and reconnect with a support network of like minded individuals. I look forward to next time.”
Essentials 3 Participant, (2016)

“I am working on building value and understanding in patients to be proactive and consider proper treatment.  The patients that are booking big cases I feel way more confident and have a great road map of where to go in order to get predictable, esthetic and functional results. So, THANK YOU PANKEY for that!”
Dr. Andrea Fallon, Massachusetts (2016)

“I am very impressed by the dedication and the love to impart knowledge by all at Pankey. My 3 faculty and Dale were just awesome They had a fantastic chemistry between them and were always complementing each others lectures with their own experiences and I felt that helped us learn even more. I was a little unsure entering Pankey but left very pleased with the call I had made.”
Dr. Divya Bhargava, Singapore (2015)

“I have re-entered my universe post my first Pankey experience [Mastering Business Essentials] and I can honestly say that it has been the most profound, enlightening and exciting course of my entire dental career.”
Dr. Sheila Samaddar, Washington D.C. (2015)

“Of all the CE I’ve attended over the years, Pankey has been the most influential and powerful education yet.  I only hope I can give back to it as much as I have received.  Thanks to all for providing such a special place to learn and grow, both professionally and personally.”
Dr. Talmadge D. Wilkins, IV, South Carolina (2015)

“Not a single day has passed since I landed back in Detroit from Key Biscayne that I haven’t reflected on the indescribable experience I had during my week at Pankey.  So many aspects of the program have impacted my life both professionally and personally.  Most programs leave you geared up to make plans and changes in our lives, and then after a few days or even a week later, it’s back to business as usual.  Not so with Pankey.  Each day I strive to make at least one positive change in the way I want to practice dentistry and the way I build and maintain my relationships with my patients and those around me. I know that change takes time, and the only speed bump I have noticed is when my eagerness and patience collide.”
Dr. Michael Pyatenko, Michigan (2013)

“I saw the same ‘old’ patients with ‘different eyes’, and found myself anticipating them, wondering what I would see that I have never noticed before. I found myself being more confident with recommendations and referrals.”
Dr. June Hiebert, Oklahoma (2012)

“So far, absolutely an amazing experience! Already have learned so much more than I came for.”
Essentials 3 Participant, (2012)

“My head is spinning and my excitement has been apparent to everyone I have seen since returning from this exceptional course. This last week was one of the finest educational experiences I have ever had.”
Dr. Edmond Mukamal, New York (2011)

“We all felt a purpose and I saw in each of us a dedication to serving through what we do and who we are. There was no judgment, just unconditional nurturing for the benefit of those we serve.”
Dr. Barry Segal, Florida (2011)

“The setting you provided [was] the most comfortable and approachable CE course I have taken in a lifetime. I felt that every lesson and exercise was superb…. I didn’t close my eyes once.”
Dr. Julie Kardon, New Jersey (2011)

“I honestly can say I feel like a dentist today. It’s really unbelievable how much better I feel about what I’m seeing and doing. I’m so grateful for what you taught me last week. I know it’s a long journey, but I know I’m on the right road.”
Dr. Scott Province, New York (2012)

“…it makes me realize that as dentists we have ‘healing power’ at our finger tips! Sometimes we can ‘heal’ without even having a high speed in our hands.”
Dr. Steve Taborda, Florida (2012)

“Some people might say, ‘How are you going to use this course in your practice?’ and I would answer, ‘Just follow me around on a typical day and I’ll show you how it has helped me.’”
Dr. Bruce Anderson, Michigan (2012)

“Five star course—the best team course ever! One team member couldn’t believe 5:00 p.m. had come so soon!”
Dr. Shannon Griffin, Oklahoma (2011)

“Each time I am about to return to Pankey, I wonder how my visit will even compare to the last. Never fail – my experience always surpasses the last.”
Dr. Laura Harkin, Pennsylvania (2012)

“I feel like this course taught me more than any other experience! I am so VERY thankful!”
Essentials 2 Participant, (2012)

“This has been the best CE course I have ever taken.”
Essentials 1 Participant, (2012)

“Every facilitator was extremely approachable and helpful.”
Dr. Kathleen Barth, Illinois (2012)

“I wanted simply to leave here feeling like I was a better dentist than when I came, and I definitely do. I feel excited and inspired about my profession for the first time in a very long time.”
Dr. Susan Gregory, S. Carolina (2012)

“There has never been a more rewarding experience in continuing education in my 33 years of practice.”
Essentials 1 Participant, (2012)