The Future Starts Now

Welcome to the 2020 Pankey Symposium


Meet our presenters

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. 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.

      Mr. Frank Quinn

        Frank Quinn is vice president and general manager at Align Technologies US. He is a long-standing member of the Align organization who has served in multiple roles since joining Align in 2013 and has made a positive and lasting impact during each step of his career. Mr. Quinn is a board member of the Americas Association of Orthodontics Foundation and the American Academy of Clear Aligners.

        Dr. Michelle Lee

          Dr. Michelle Lee is a graduate of 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 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.

            David A Bloom

              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, 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 29yrs and has 2 dogs. He runs, bikes, skis and stays active 6 days a week. His other passions are photography, music, and travel.

              Dr. George Mandelaris

                Dr. Mandelaris attended the University of Michigan from undergraduate through dental school. He completed a post-graduate residency program at the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry, where he obtained a certificate in the speciality of Periodontology as well as a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Oral Biology. Dr. Mandelaris is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow in both the American and International College of Dentists. Dr. Mandelaris has published over 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has authored eight chapters in seven different textbooks on subjects related to computer guided implantology, CT/CBCT diagnostics, and surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy (SFOT). He is one of the recipients of the 2017 American Academy of Periodontology’s (AAP) Clinical Research Award and he is the 2018 recipient of The Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.

                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

                  Your 2019 Annual Meeting Schedule

                  5:30 - 7:00 PM
                  Welcome Reception

                  (Fundraiser – Ozzie Asbjornson Scholarships)

                  5:30 - 6:30 AM
                  Sunrise Yoga
                  7:15 - 8:00 AM
                  Breakfast Buffet
                  8:00 - 8:15 AM
                  Welcome, announcements and introductions
                  9:45 - 10:15 AM
                  Beverage Break
                  11:45 - Noon
                  12:00 - 1:15 PM
                  PANKEY LEGACY LUNCH
                  1:15 - 1:25 PM

                  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

                  Shade matching a single anterior tooth provides challenge for even a skilled dentist and technician. The eLab protocol uses calibrated polarized images to provide quantitative values of shade. The eLab protocol will be presented and will describe image acquisition and calibration and how the technician can use this information to aid in both fabrication and verification of the final restoration.

                  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
                  2:40 - 3:00 PM
                  Closing comments, announcements, thank sponsors, adjourn
                  4:00 - 4:45 PM
                  FUN RUN 5k Fundraiser
                  5:30AM - 6:30AM
                  Sunrise Yoga
                  6:45 - 8:00 AM
                  Pankey Study Clubs Breakfast Meeting
                  7:15 - 8:00 AM
                  Breakfast Buffet
                  8:00 - 8:15 AM
                  Welcome, announcements and introductions
                  9:45 - 10:15 AM
                  Beverage Break
                  11:45 - Noon
                  Thank presenters
                  12:00 - 1:15 PM
                  Dental Heroes Lunch
                  1:15 - 1:30 PM
                  Introduce the final presenter
                  2:30 - 2:30 PM
                  Thank the speakers, sponsors, adjourn
                  2:45 - 5:30 PM
                  Advisors' Meeting (L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation advisors only)
                  6:30 - 8:00 PM
                  Cocktail Reception
                  8:00 - 9:00 PM
                  Farewell Dinner
                  9:00 - 9:15 PM
                  9:15 - 11:00 PM
                  Live Entertainment and dancing with Smooth Crossover Band


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                              Hear From Those In The Pankey Community

                              “There is not another event that I have experienced that provides phenomenal, real-world dental learning, while allowing one to grow in self and be supported by the love and drive of fellow friends. The annual meeting allows me to keep applying my own cross of dentistry! I would not miss it!”
                              Dr. Kelley Brummett
                              “If there is one event in 2019 you have to attend, it is the 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for top tier education, incredible social events and a chance to celebrate a milestone in Pankey history.”
                              Dr. Lee Ann Brady
                              “The Pankey Annual Meeting 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.”
                              Dr. Kristopher Rappold
                              “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

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                              The Excellence Clothing Line

                              Check Out The Fun From The 50th Anniversary!

                              Last Year’s Historic Annual Meeting in Key Biscayne, FL