The Pankey Experience

Our business is about education. But it is also about changing lives – one dentist at a time. Because we know that changing one dentist can improve the overall health and well-being of hundreds of patients.

It is never too soon or too late to commit to excellence. For more than four decades we have been at the forefront of dentistry, changing the lives of dentists, technicians, team members, and patients through our comprehensive advanced education and friendly community.

Founded in honor of one of the industry’s giants, we continue his legacy each and every day by training and mentoring the future of dentistry: YOU. You are our passion and we look forward to helping you develop your technical, behavioral, and financial skills to continue the tradition of Dr. L.D. Pankey’s brilliance.


1. Clinical Excellence

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We take clinical excellence seriously, from the Visiting Faculty we ask to lead our courses to the facilities we provide. With a goal of being the most sought-after advanced educational facility in the world, we can ask for nothing but the best. This means our Visiting Faculty have all been trained to work with you on your individual needs as well as having some of the finest technical training in the country.

In addition, our state-of-the-art clinic and laboratories are unmatched. You will receive hands-on training with nearly every course, allowing you to practice what you have learned and easing the implementation process.

2. A Sense of Community

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We have educated members of the dental industry for nearly 50 years and boast more than 25,000 participants who have graced our doors. This means support is never more than a click or call away. We find that participants become energized during their experience at the Institute, but the challenge usually waits for them at home during the implementation of what they learned.

We will be with you every step of the way. Our caring team and Visiting Faculty are equally eager for you to succeed, and we will go to great lengths to help you meet your goals.

Whether through a study club, the Visiting Faculty, our Virtual Institute, the L.D. Pankey Alumni Association, the Class One Triple Plus Club, or one of our many committees, everyone finds a friend at The Pankey Institute.

3. ROI

Man learning at Pankey Institute

Dentists, Specialists and Technicians who attend Pankey see a dramatic return on their investment.

Today’s dentistry is about more than an aesthetic smile. It’s about predictable, long-lasting dentistry that fulfills the objectives of health, function, aesthetics, and comfort in a way that is appreciated by the patient. Technological changes, growing patient expectations, the complexity of doing comprehensive restoration and smile design, the need to grow in skills and confidence, the desire to be in community as they learn — these are just some of the things that motivate professionals to come to Pankey.

Our continuously enhanced curriculum provides a systematic course of study, addressing the many aspects of dental practice in a congruent way. In our courses, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to do the finest dentistry, learn how to achieve a smoothly functioning practice, and learn how to earn trust that results in high case acceptance and referrals.

Throughout our courses, you will learn from our faculty how they achieved the highly personalized comprehensive practice of their dreams.

A recent survey* of Pankey-trained dentists demonstrated a return on investment that you can’t afford to miss:

  • 95% of survey respondents say their net profits have increased as a result of their Pankey training.
  • 55% report a large 30-100% increase in profitability.
  • 95% report their happiness and career satisfaction have increased 30-100%.
  • 90% report they are seeing fewer patients per day while achieving these results.

* From a 2009 survey conducted by The Pankey Institute Provost Committee