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Transform your dental practice experience to achieve heightened predictability, profitability, and personal fulfillment. Unlock the gateway to success with The Essentials Series, where Aesthetic and Functional Treatment Planning lays the foundation for your journey. By embracing a systematic approach rooted in risk assessment, patient engagement, and proactive risk management, you pave the way for technical excellence and reliable outcomes.
Imagine practicing dentistry on your terms, focusing on the procedures you love, and cultivating relationships with patients who deeply value your expertise and the exceptional care you provide. This transformative course centers around an exhaustive examination, precise diagnosis, and meticulous treatment planning strategy encompassing five pivotal areas: Aesthetics, Occlusion, Restorative techniques, Biological considerations, and Patient-centered care.

Equipped with this comprehensive process, you’ll exit the course with proficiency and confidence, prepared to implement these strategies immediately into your practice, ensuring a more prosperous and fulfilling professional journey ahead.

You will be able to:

  • Define Your Vision for Practicing Dentistry
  • Capture Clinical Photographs for Aesthetic Treatment Planning
  • Aesthetically Treatment Plan Tooth & Gingival Position
  • Complete a Functional Exam & Capture Diagnostic Records
  • Complete an Occlusal Risk Assessment & Identify Low, Moderate & High-Risk Patients
  • Understand How to Optimize the Occlusion to Minimize Functional Risk
  • Understand Financial Planning & Investment
  • Increase Case Acceptance Utilizing Co-Discovery
  • Communicate with Patients & Team to Create Awareness & Ownership


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Single and double occupancy available, starting at $290 per night. View accommodation options here: Accommodation

Special tuition rates available for dental students and recent graduates of dental school or residency programs. Please call 1-800-428-5500 for more information.


Venue: The Pankey Institute

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The L. D. Pankey Dental Foundation, aka The Pankey Institute is a nonprofit corporation organized and chartered in the State of Florida that accepts all registrants regardless of age, race, sex, creed, national or ethnic origin, and it does not discriminate on any such basis with respect to its activities, programs and policies. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free (800-435-7352). Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.