From the Editor's Desk: Pankey Goes Green

August 4, 2011

It is one thing to register a "tsk tsk" at dentists for not doing more to be environmentally friendly. It's another to step up and set an example. And, in the same way that The Pankey Institute has worked to be at the forefront of restorative care and technique, they are now taking steps to be at the forefront of setting a greener example for dental professionals...  

It is one thing to register a "tsk tsk" at dentists for not doing more to be environmentally friendly. It's another to step up and set an example. And, in the same way that The Pankey Institute has worked to be at the forefront of restorative care and technique, they are now taking steps to be at the forefront of setting a greener example for dental professionals...

 

In an effort to reduce its environmental impact, The Pankey Institute is transitioning from traditional printed course manuals to completely digital versions. This change will represent a tremendous reduction in paper at the Institute while still providing the high quality, advanced dental education that is synonymous with the Pankey name.


Jim Kessler, DDS, Chairman or Education, said, “We are excited about this change to a digital format. This will allow us to continue to provide comprehensive manuals in a convenient, current, and efficient manner. We are able to make the Institute a more eco-friendly place and also respond to the many requests from our students, alumni, and faculty to move in this direction.”


Ricki Braswell, CEO and President, echoed his remarks. “The Institute continues to evolve. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our offerings and that includes moving to a „greener? digital format.”


The transition from print to digital is currently underway. Once complete, course manuals will be accessible on laptops, Apple iPads®, and similar tablets. During the transition, students should refer to their individual course communications regarding any specific details. All materials are expected to be in digital format by the end of 2011.