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The Pankey Institute's Annual Symposium To Be Held September 28-30, 2023 In Amelia Island, Florida

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023

This Year's Theme, "Prosthodontics: Classic To Contemporary" represents a focus on saving and restoring teeth to optimal function and natural beauty.

This year Pankey will hold their annual symposium at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort on Amelia Island, Florida from September 28th-30th.

"Our theme this year was chosen because dentistry has seen a renewed focus towards saving natural teeth," explained Dr. Lee Ann Brady, Executive Director & Director of Education. "Saving teeth was a core driver of Dr. L.D. Pankey's career and his primary goal was to help his patient's save their teeth and restore them to natural beauty and function."

This year's Pankey Symposium is focused on prosthodontic techniques to ensure the health, beauty and function of a natural dentition. The presenters will explore new cutting edge techniques and revisit some classical processes that are being applied today using new materials and technology.

Presenters and Presentations Include:

"Worn Dentition: Two Approaches" - Riccardo Ammannato, DDS

"The Cross Roads: Pathways To Collaborative Excellence" – Michael Melkers, DDS, MAGD

"Implant Jeopardy" - Michael Scherb, DMD

"Guided Implant Surgery: Yomi Robot" - Michael Costa, DDS, MHA

"Teeth, TMD, Or ?" - Mary Charles Haigler, DMD, MS

"Digital Dentures: An Efficient & Effective Reality" - Wael Garine, DDS

"The Prosthetic Potpourri: The Search" - Alexander Wuensche, CDT

The meeting is being sponsored by Bay View Dental Laboratory, Brasseler USA, Brown & Brown Insurance, ColumbiaBank, Dental Ceramics Inc, DMG America, GC America, ivoclar, Kettenbach Dental, Panadent, QuickSplint, and Whip Mix.

On Friday, September 29th there will be a 5K Fun Run/Walk, supporting scholarships for dental students and residents to attend the organization's flagship "Essentials 1" program. Following the 5K will be a "Havana Nights Party", featuring dance instructors and a buffet dinner. Separate registration is required, which supports the Ozzie Asbjornson scholarships allowing two dental students to attend the Symposium each year.

Saturday's schedule includes the Dental Heros Luncheon which celebrates individuals who stand out in their commitment to the organization's shared vision. The meeting closes with a cocktail reception and dinner, followed by live entertainment and dancing.

For more information about the 2023 Pankey Symposium, visit

Watch the Official Pankey Symposium 2023 teaser video:

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