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We are dedicated to helping our students.
“As a nonprofit organization, our goals don't center on making a profit or making shareholders or an individual owner happy. We focus on our students. This means we offer courses that may not meet the two or three-day weekend mold, but rather fully immerse the dentist, specialist and technician in longer sessions of learning that are designed so you can practice what you learn while you are here and immediately implement your learning when you go home.”
— David W. Swan, DDS, Traverse City, MI (Visiting Faculty)
An extensive program of hands-on exercises — and challenging mental ones
“No where else can you refine technical skills through such an extensive program of hands-on exercises under the practical guidance of the masters. And nowhere else can you so fully pursue the development of behavioral skills and understanding that will enhance relationships with patients, staff, and specialists.“
— Michael C. Fling, DDS, Oklahoma City, OK (Visiting Faculty)
We don’t forget why you went into dentistry to begin with.
“We help our students spend focused time on the clinical, behavioral and financial aspects of dentistry so they can serve their patients to the best of their ability and competently succeed in business.”
— Deborah A. Fleming, DMD, Mishawaka, IN (Visiting Faculty)
We care about the whole person.
“We have a philosophy that espouses life balance. We coach dentists to seek balance in their work and personal lives. Many come to us suffering from burnout, and with our help, they become energized to rebalance their lives and make changes that will allow them to be at their best for their patients.”
—Katherine S. Gutierrez, DDS, Sebastian, FL (Visiting Faculty)
We are dedicated to comprehensive oral health treatment.
“We are leaders in educating dentists in the methods of optimal whole mouth diagnosis, treatment planning, and restoration. We also lead the profession in the promotion of comprehensive oral health treatment that is individualized for the patient’s highest well being and provided in a truly caring way that respects the dignity and concerns of the patient.”
—Daren J. Becker, DMD, Atlanta, GA (Visiting Faculty)
No successful dentist works in isolation.
“We encourage cooperation among the specialties of dentistry, offering courses specifically designed to develop a higher level of synergy between the specialist and restorative dentist. And, we train dental technicians and auxiliary personnel to communicate better with dentists and deliver superior services.”
— Bradley S. Portenoy, DDS, Rockville Centre, NY (visiting Faculty)
Imagine working up a complex esthetics case with a master at your shoulder.
“Our aesthetics and interdisciplinary masters courses go way beyond PowerPoint presentations of exquisitely achieved cases. We also do mentored hands-on teaching and case work-up so you learn by doing, as experts guide your work.”
— J.A. Reynolds, DDS, Franklin, TN (Visiting Faculty)
Let us help you shape your practice to do more of the dentistry you enjoy most!
“We hope you’ll come see for yourself what an outstanding program, faculty, facility, and community we offer to general dentists, specialists and technicians from around the world. As you learn, you will be encouraged to shape your practice in ways that allow you to do more of the type of dentistry you enjoy most and naturally build relationships that result in high patient appreciation and trust.”
— Margie L. Mannering, DDS, Chicago, IL (Visiting Faculty)
Our students are exposed to many experts.
“Many of the world's finest dentists and dental educators have studied at The Pankey Institute. They now pass along the legacy of their knowledge of comprehensive dentistry and their understanding of the Pankey philosophy by serving as Visiting Faculty and Guest Presenters. Unique to the Institute is the opportunity for students and teachers to really get to know one another and to foster a genuine learning environment.”
— Anita Tonking Myers, DDS, Spring, TX (Visiting Faculty)
I just wanted to thank you and the entire team at the Pankey Institute for giving me a first class experience during the E-1 course. I had an amazing time and I couldn't have asked for anything better.
Thank you again and I hope to be back soon,
– Pasquale Giordano, DDS, Oakton, VA( Essentials 1 student)