Pankey Institute, Seattle Study Club announce alliance

April 30, 2009
Move aligns two brands in continuing dental education.

KEY BISCAYNE, Florida and KIRKLAND, Washington--The Pankey Institute and the Seattle Study Club have announced an alliance to support each other's missions and to advance the profession of dentistry.

The alliance should build a new community of learning for clinical success as dentists and specialists collaboratively learn and grow together.

The Seattle Study Club will exclusively endorse and encourage its members to attend Pankey Institute courses. SSC will feature Pankey-produced articles and case studies in its journal and Web site.

SSC will be the exclusive study club alliance partner for the Pankey Institute, which will introduce SSC to its constituents through its publications, Web site, and other communications. Pankey attendees will receive referrals to local SSC clubs and will be encouraged to join a local SSC club as part of their Pankey experience.

Both entities are likely to collaborate on curriculum development for their respective programs.

"Our ultimate objective is to enable our members to develop the highest-level
interdisciplinary comprehensive care for their patients," said Dr. Michael Cohen, founder of the Seattle Study Club. "We have entered into this alliance because the local nature of the study clubs offers important mentoring opportunities for Pankey Institute students as they advance through the Pankey Institute curriculum. And, the Pankey curriculum offers real, value-added benefits for teams of interdisciplinary professionals working together to achieve the best results for their patients."

According to Tony Trujillo, president and CEO of the Pankey Institute, "We are committed to providing our students with the best educational experience possible while at the Institute and when they return home, to their local Seattle Study Club. The chairman of our Education Department, Dr. Irwin Becker, and I also believe strongly that providing SSC members with greater and on-going exposure to the Pankey philosophy will be of great benefit to them personally and professionally. The Pankey philosophy is congruent with the educational programs of the SSC and will be an important addition to the SSC curriculum."

Dr. Barry Segal, chair of the Board of Directors of the Pankey Institute, said, "We are very excited that this alliance will provide the dental profession with enhanced learning opportunities. SSC and Pankey, working together, will provide the dental profession with comprehensive learning both at home and at the institute."

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