The 2020 Pankey Symposium

A Virtual Experience Like No Other

















Meet our Presenters

Dr. Daniel Balaze

    Daniel lives in Laguna Niguel, CA with his wife, Lin, and their two daughters, Charlotte and Louise. Completing the Pankey curriculum in 2013 and earned his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2014, he is passionate about helping his colleagues increase their visibility using the internet and social media. Daniel’s podcast, “Anything But Dentistry” officially launched in October of 2019 and has allowed him to give back to the dental community by talking about…well…anything but dentistry.

    Dr. Michael J. McDevitt

      Dr. Michael J. McDevitt is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. After graduating with honors from Emory University School of Dentistry he served in the United States Air Force, where he received advanced training in periodontics, and then completed his formal residency at Emory. Dr. McDevitt continues to pursue the latest and most effective diagnostic opportunities for his patients, and has become a sought-after teacher. His focus is on the compassionate, gentle and precise diagnosis that every patient can understand, leading to each patient finding they are able to make healthy decisions.

      Dr. Michelle Lee

        Dr. Michelle Lee is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and lives in Malvern, Pennsylvania with her husband, MinSuk and two children, Victoria and Nathan. She owns a patient-centered comprehensive restorative private practice in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania and started her Pankey journey in 2008. Dr. Lee serves on the Pankey Board of Directors and Pankey Faculty. She also teaches restorative microscope dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, which is among the first dental schools to provide this program. Dr. Lee enjoys hiking with her Family and is passionate about Dentistry.

        Dr. Lee Ann Brady

          Dr. Lee Ann Brady is a privately practicing dentist and nationally recognized educator, lecturer and author. With an extensive history in leadership, she is currently President and Chief Executive Officer & Director of Education of the Pankey Institute. Dr. Brady has also developed a vast library of online instruction at and She practices in Glendale Arizona, is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Inside Dentistry and Dentaltown Magazine.

          Dr. David A. Bloom

            Dr. David A Bloom DMD graduated from UMass in Amherst and went on to Tufts Dental School graduating in 1978. Since that time, he has taken thousands of hours of continuing education at The Dawson Academy, The Pankey Institute, Frank Spear and John Kois and been an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry for the last 24 years. He practices comprehensive dentistry in Salem, NH. David is married to his soulmate, Pamela, for the last 29 years and has 2 dogs. He runs, bikes, skis and stays active 6 days a week. His other passions are photography, music, and travel.

            Dr. Robert Marus

              Dr. Robert Marus of Yardley, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of NYU College of Dentistry, receiving his dental degree in 1985 and completing his residency at The Jamaica Hospital in New York. Dr. Marus is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is one of five dentists in the state of Pennsylvania to receive this honor and one of 350 internationally. Dr. Marus lectures to dentists on techniques in cosmetic dentistry and has been published in numerous national and international publications. Dr. Marus was featured as the cosmetic dentist on the CN8 television show “It’s Your Call”, hosted by Emmy-award winner Lynn Doyle, airing nationally on the Comcast Network.

              Dr. Abdi Sameni, F.A.C.D

                Dr. Abdi Sameni is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry and a 1991 graduate of Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. He is a former faculty for the “esthetic selective” which emphasizes a “biomimetic approach” to restorative and esthetic care. He was the original director of the USC Advanced Esthetic Dentistry Continuum for the portion relating to indirect porcelain veneers. He is the former chairman and developer of the “USC International Restorative Dentistry Symposium” for the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. In 2019 He founded the Los Angeles Dental Symposium. Dr. Sameni lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to interdisciplinary dentistry, digital photography and its applications for dentistry, and various aspects of biomimetic and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Sameni is a member of numerous professional organizations and societies, which include The American College of Dentists, The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, OKU National Dental Honor Society and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles, California.

                Schedule Of Events

                The 2020 Pankey Symposium Schedule

                9:30 - 10:30 AM
                Ms. Sheri Kay
                11:00 - 11:15 AM
                Welcome, Announcements & Introductions

                The desire and drive to maintain a healthy and attractive smile for a lifetime has never been greater. This desire has created a great need for modern dentistry to offer Highly attractive, yet conservative procedures. The objective of this course is to review and present different treatment options that are available to restore the damaged tooth with minimal or no further reduction of the remaining healthy tooth structure using adhesive concepts and materials. At the conclusion of this thought-provoking presentation, participants will become familiar with concepts that will challenge traditional notions for restorative care. This paradigm shift will ultimately result in safer, more conservative therapies, which respect and reproduce the natural tooth’s biomechanical, functional and esthetic properties more closely than ever before.

                • Learn the advantages of offering protective products and procedures to protect and enhance unrestored natural teeth
                • Learn the advantages and techniques for direct composite veneer restorations versus porcelain veneer restorations
                •. Learn the advantages and techniques for “fragment reattachment” offractured teeth
                • Learn the advantages and techniques for using bonded single tooth replacement of missing anterior teeth

                Dr. Abdi Sameni
                1:15 - 1:20 PM
                Announcements & Introductions
                1:20 - 1:40 PM
                Planmeca Presentation

                Dentistry has changed. Walmart now offers dental cleanings, exams, and X-rays. Corporate dentistry
                is on the rise. What is a small practice going to do to compete with the “Big Boys” of today’s dental
                marketplace? In this informative presentation, Dr. Daniel Balaze shares the marketing options,
                channels, and strategies available to today’s dentists. You will leave knowing the things you must do
                if you’re going to be found online, why it’s your duty and responsibility to do so, and how to avoid
                wasting your time doing it.

                Dr. Daniel Balaze
                2:10 – 2:15 PM
                Announcements & Introductions
                2:15 – 2:35 PM
                Ivoclar Presentation
                2:35 – 2:40 PM
                Announcements & Introductions

                My objective is to help everyone understand that Pankey’s cross of life requires us to be healthy and fit. We are in a physically demanding profession that puts stress on our neck, shoulders, back, legs, forearms, wrist and fingers along with our brain. We need to keep our body healthy and fit to last a lifetime in our profession. There is a triad that needs to be followed to be healthy and fit for the long haul. We need to 1) workout in some way to move and strengthen our core muscles, 2) Eat a properly balanced diet to maximize our energy and immune system and 3) Sleep the right amount to replenish the chemicals and get the rest we need to be 100% in our life as a dentist.

                Dr. David Bloom
                3:10 – 3:20 PM
                Announcements & Introductions
                3:20 - 3:35 PM
                Kulzer Presentation
                3:35 - 3:40 PM
                Announcements & Introductions
                3:40 - 3:55 PM
                Brasseler Presentation
                3:55 - 4:00 PM
                Announcements & Introductions

                When treatment outcomes do not match the expectations our training and the current standards of care for our patients, what might our response be? Treatment for periodontitis for decades had followed a sequence of initial therapy, reassessment, surgical interventions and professional maintenance. Even advanced training in that strategy reinforced the expectations for long term, sustainable periodontal health. So when careful assessment and analysis in the years following that protocol did not prove that treatment sequence to be successful for a large number of patients, where could the surprised practitioner begin?

                Dr. Michael McDevitt
                4:30 - 4:50 PM
                Virtual Step Competition Winners Announced
                6:30 - 8:30 PM
                Triple Plus Dinner
                9:30 - 10:30 AM
                Ms. Sheri Kay
                11:00 - 11:15 AM
                Welcome, Announcements & Introductions

                Today’s restorative dentists need to enhance their cosmetic skills in order to achieve growth and profitability in their practices. As a result of the latest high strength injectable composite technology, dentists can now quickly, easily and predictably treat cervical (abfraction) lesions with beauty, strength and function beyond patient expectations. Improvements in composite polymerization shrinkage, reduction of shrinkage stress and occlusal wear, have made injectable composite material a great aesthetic option. This course will demonstrate, in a step-by-step fashion, how to use high strength injectable composite quickly and easily, so that an aesthetic result with a high success rate and predictable outcome can be achieved.


                Participants will learn:


                • how to place injectable composite in cervical (abfraction) lesions so that they don’t fall out…an untapped resource in your practice!

                • how to use today’s universal adhesives.

                • how to create “super dentin” using the selective-etch option.

                • many other clinical tips and advanced skills in composite placement that will promote your practice.


                After taking this course, you will be educated on the treatment modalities and types of cosmetic restorations that can impact on your ability to deliver a new level of dentistry.

                Dr. Robert Marus
                12:45 - 12:55 PM
                Announcements & Introductions
                12:55 - 1:05 PM
                GC America Presentation
                1:05 - 1:10 PM
                Announcements & Introductions
                1:10 - 1:20 PM
                Kettenbach Presentation
                1:20 - 1:30 PM
                Announcements & Introductions

                Understand how dental microscopes can vastly enhance dentistry.  Precision Based Restorative Outcomes are becoming more critical in the growth of digital dental technology and the outcome of accuracy of prep design will be presented.  The incorporation of dental microscopy into a restorative practice will be introduced building high value to the practice, patients, and overall ergonomics.


                Dr. Michelle Lee
                2:00 - 2:10 PM
                Announcements & Introductions
                2:10 - 2:20 PM
                Carestream Presentation
                2:20 - 2:25 PM
                Announcements & Introductions
                2:25 - 2:35 PM
                Panadent Presentation
                2:35 - 2:45 PM
                Announcements & Introductions

                The foundational piece of the Pankey philosophy formula is IP,
                which stands for Individual Power. Together we will look at the components pieces of your individual
                power and explore this expansive view of Know Yourself.

                Dr. Lee Ann Brady
                3:45 - 4:45 PM
                Dental Heroes
                4:45 - 5:00 PM
                Announcements | Adjourn
                7:00 - 9:00 PM
                Virtual Cocktail Party & Virtual Concert


                Join Us For This Virtual Experience

                EARLY BIRD
                      Student / New Grad
                      • (3 years or less)
                        Triple Plus Club Dinner
                        • (price is for 2 people)

                        Additional Registration Info



                        Hear From Those In The Pankey Community

                        “I’m looking forward to the Pankey Symposium with excitement! It’s the careful selection of top-notch, accomplished speakers that sets this meeting apart. New ideas fly and are immediately embraced by a group of individuals that have grown to become my closest friends. I’m forever anxious to share the experience with others! This is a true meeting of the minds.”
                        Laura Sheaffer Harkin, DMD
                        “The Pankey Symposium provides yet another way to engage with the greater Pankey community. Yes, there is always great content that aligns with the principles, practices and philosophy that are woven through all the courses taught at The Institute. But more than that, the Symposium is an opportunity to connect socially, renew friendships, and even expose guests who may not have experienced the Pankey magic before. It’s one of the can’t-miss events on my annual calendar!”
                        David W. Swan, DDS
                        “The Pankey Symposium is a wonderful gathering of many of the top dentists across the country. I attend many continuing education events throughout the year, but this meeting fills the cup for both knowledge and the soul. You will not find another meeting like it.”
                        Kristopher Rappold, DDS, MAGD

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