Industry News

The Pankey Institute Welcomes Dr. James C. Kessler, Chairman of Edu.

On October 1, 2010, Dr. James C. Kessler, previous Chair of the Division of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Oklahoma, assumed responsibility for the Department of Education at The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Key Biscayne, Florida.  Dr. Kessler replaces Dr. Irwin M. Becker as Chairman of Education.

“We are very excited to have attracted such a high caliber educator with extensive experience in continuing postgraduate education,” says Dr. Barry S. Segal, Chairman of the L. D. Pankey Dental Foundation. “Not only do we get a top lecturer at the height of his career but also an expert clinician who has a passion for private practice. His desire to come to the nonprofit Pankey Institute is a real tribute to the Institute’s long history as a standard bearer in continuing dental education.”

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Dentist Provides Dental Care in Afghanistan

For the past eight years, Santa Barbara, California dentist Dr. James G. Rolfe has improved the lives of the Afghan people through his organization, the Afghanistan Dental Relief Project. Dental care conditions in Afghanistan are severely compromised with only 134 dentists to serve a population of 27 million. Sterilization practices are lax and untreated dental conditions resulting in death are not unheard of.
Dr. Rolfe established his organization to provide dental treatment facilities in underserved areas of Afghanistan, to staff these facilities with volunteers and to train the Afghan people in dentistry.

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Darby Dental Promotes Jeffrey Daly

Jericho, NY (November 4, 2010) – Darby Dental Supply, LLC, the largest all-telesales national distributor of dental merchandise, recently promoted Jeffrey Daly to national business development manager.

A seven-year veteran of Darby’s sales team, and former sales supervisor, Daly will report to Darby’s national sales manager, Scott Walsh, in the company’s Jericho, Long Island headquarters. Daly will be responsible for facilitating sales across all Darby locations and working with vendors to develop sales programs and incentives.

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Holiday Shopping With a Toothy Twist

Museum Shop offers unique finds for dental professionals

BALTIMORE, MD (November 4, 2010)–Where else can you find ice cube trays shaped like dentures, frosting-flavored floss, and necklaces with silver tooth charms? From whimsical molar stools and children's toys to professional gifts to honor friends and colleagues, the National Museum of Dentistry’s Museum Shop offers distinctive items for anyone with a taste for tooth-related trinkets. Shop on site at the Museum’s historic location in downtown Baltimore, Maryland – or shop online at

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