The Pankey Institute Receives Equipment Donation from Carestream Dental


The Pankey Institute Receives Equipment Donation from Carestream Dental Pankey-photo


From left to right: Don Kaatz, Pankey Board President; Mary Conditt, Director of Clinical Affairs, U.S. Digital, Carestream Dental; Richard Hunt, DDS, Pankey Board Member and Advancement Committee Chair.


Feb. 12, 2015

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The Pankey Institute Receives Equipment Donation from Carestream Dental to Deliver High-Quality Education to Dental Professionals

Donation Offers Practitioners Hands-On Experience with the CS 9300 Multi-Modality Imaging System

KEY BISCAYNE —The Pankey Institute announced today collaboration with Carestream Dental, a distinguished provider of imaging, CAD/CAM, software and practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals. The collaboration involves the placement of Carestream Dental’s CS 9300, an all-in-one extraoral imaging system that supports a wide range of clinical applications for different oral health specialties, at The Pankey Institute located in Key Biscayne, Fla.

The Pankey Institute hosts more than 30 courses a year and the CS 9300 will be used to demonstrate CBCT scanning technology and how it benefits a dental practice, introducing hundreds of dentists annually to the equipment. Overall, The Institute is unique as a not-for-profit organization in the postgraduate dental education arena and it has remained among the most prestigious in the world for over 45 years, 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.

“We are proud to do our part by donating the CS 9300, so dental professionals attending The Pankey Institute can further their knowledge of 3D imaging and advance their dental education” Mary Conditt, director of clinical affairs, U.S. digital, Carestream Dental, said.

“We pride ourselves for offering the most comprehensive advanced education available,” Ricki Braswell, president, chief executive officer, The Pankey Institute said. “This gift allows us to continue to expose dentists to new levels in the standard of care within a teaching environment. We are very honored by the generosity that Carestream Dental has shown and we are grateful for its collaboration with us to deliver high quality dental education.”

Over the past decade, 3D imaging has become an important tool to the modern dental practice. Imaging systems, like the CS 9300, provide enhanced images through cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) that allow practitioners to uncover critical information that cannot be detected when relying solely upon 2D imaging. In addition to improved diagnoses and treatment planning, practitioners who use 3D imaging systems have discovered an improvement in doctor-patient communication, as patients are more likely to comprehend their diagnosis when the clinician can point out the problem on a more realistic 3D image rather than a flat 2D image.

Sharing the CS 9300 with The Pankey Institute’s attendees gives them a diagnostic advantage as they enhance and refine their skills. The dental industry is rapidly changing and it’s vital that dental professionals have the opportunity to work hands-on with the latest technology so that they can more accurately diagnose and treat patients in the future.

“I am very grateful for the generous donation of the CS 9300 from Carestream Dental. I firmly believe that the use of this new technology will make our curriculum even more relevant and deepen our impact in the field of continuing education,” Dr. Dale Sorenson, director of essentials education, The Pankey Institute, said.

For more information on The Pankey Institute’s world-class dental education programs, please call 800.472.6539 or visit

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.

About Carestream Dental
Carestream Dental provides industry-leading imaging, CAD/CAM, software and practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals. With more than 100 years of industry experience, Carestream Dental products are used by seven out of 10 practitioners globally and deliver more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care. For more information or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, call 800.944.6365 or visit

About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative, call 888.777.2072 or visit

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