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Hi Paul:
I am so glad you are so in tune with the philosophy.  I thought you would be…
It is my personal philosophy, but I have been strongly influenced by Barkley (who I actually heard speak for two days prior to his death), Wilson Southham (A two day seminar given by Wilson at Loma Linda.  It was called "Volitional Practice".), the Pankey philosophy (and the instructors and students at Pankey–those evenings in the condos.), and Bob Frazer.
Don't we all stand on the shoulders of those who came before?  It's about maturity-the things we don't learn in the four years of dental school.  Most of our instructors were short on wisdom and long on technique.  And yes, it is the slow and painful development of wisdom.  In essence "People Skills" are nothing but "wisdom applied".  But like Will Rogers said, "Common sense is very uncommon."
Robert L. Cunningham, DDS


Hi Paul
Thanks so much for your continuing efforts to promote and advance the concept of the relationship based practice.  I really like the site and am glad to see the blog format for Codiscovery.com!
All the best
james otten dds
930 Iowa Suite One 
Lawrence KS 66044 



Thank you for Co-Discovery.com.  While we have never met, I feel as though we’ve have a history of long conversations. The names involved and the themes touched in your work have been significant in my 36 year in dentistry. I see many friends, and a forum for further sharing is so very welcome.

You asked for contributions, and I’ve attached a simple one.

All the best,



Robert Spreen [mailto:rwspreen@comcast.com


This is an awesome site you have developed! It is an unbelieveable resource for anyone who is priviledged to use it.

If you would not mind, I would love to be a contributor to the site. I was not even aware that this resource existed. Thank you for sharing.

Warmest regards,


Matthew Steinberg, D.D.S., FAGD FACD FICD


Dr Paul

i really enjoyed that… wow

is Bill Lockhart's book on excellent practice still available?

if so where


arnie rothman


Hi Paul,

I have finally taken the time to read the articles on this site, and I am really enjoying it. What a great forum for sharing the wisdom we have been privileged to gain from those who came before us. Hearing that wisdom expressed in the language of today is so important.

Well done, my friend.


Mary Osborne

1564 Alki Ave SW #303

Seattle, WA  98116




Dear Paul,

Thank you so much for the invite. I am somewhat isolated here in the BC wilderness and have not been to Pankey for a while because I finished the program! Not that my development has ground to a halt. I am still as excited about dentistry as I was when I started practicing after graduation. I will most definitely put a few thoughts on paper in the next while.


Rudy Wassenaar, DMD,MAGD,DICOI



Thank you for the kind invitation. I have in the past “wandered” over to the co-discovery site and was encouraged. I will be happy to contribute.

Dr. Wirth was a frequent lecturer in our class all four years at LSUSD. He was well respected and always greeted us on the elevators with a “How’s your P.M.A.?” The only acceptable response in his eyes was, “Terrific!”

Once a female lab partner of mine was on a crowded elevator with Dr. Wirth. She seized the moment and said, “Dr Wirth, we need you to come and speak to our class soon. I am afraid that our class morality (meant to say morale!) is low!”  He smiled and agreed to return assuming both to be true!






Sounds like fun. I have been doing some writing from time to time. Most recently I have been writing on Clifton's work which I believe is very congruent with LD's.

Rich Green




From: TJBOLT@aol.com [mailto:TJBOLT@aol.com

Hi Paul,

This will be very cool.  I have lots of things that i can put out there.  By non-clinical do you mean technical dentistry?  I love the behavioral aspects as well.  I will submit something that I wrote after I read Andy Stanley's ' "The Principles of the Path".  It was an excellent book with many pearls that are for sure related to relationship based dental care and the communication of such. See what you think and let me know if this would be what you are looking for.




Dear Dr. Henny,

I just finished reading your e-mail. I am shocked and excited to read you articulate what I have been feeling for years! I have been practicing since 1984 and have finally developed some hard earned confidence in providing dental healthcare to our patients. I am excited to think that you have a forum that will help us learn what the is the right care and the best care and how to get it to the patient.

Please let me know I can help

Best Regards,

Daniel S. Geare, DMD

Bellevue, Wa.


Wow! Can I count on continued emails? This edition deals with every aspect of what I am going through personally and professionally. Oh, wait a second – aren't they the same thing? I look forward to having something to contribute soon.

Glenn j. Chiarello,D.D.S


This is a very noble aspiration! I feel honored to be invited. I am the only pankey-trained dentist here in the Philippines. For years, I have taken the long, difficult and oh-so-winding road towards that ultimate goal of achieving the so-called optimal oral health for and with my patients.I have been very faithful to the Pankey Philosophy for all of these years since I came back from my life and training in the US but that is not to say that life's been a bed of roses. I had to and still am educating my countrymen here, one patient at a time in my dental chair. My country is a thirld world where Dental health is an elective that is far from any list of any priority whatsoever.Some days are long and arduous when I would love to touch base with someone  who lives the same philosophy in the practice of dentistry- – – if only to renew my faith or be validated for it.

Please keep me posted. More power to you!

Agnes B. Claros, D.M.D.



On Personal Branding Article:

This is right on target.  You need to gain feedback on how you are percieved by others and then create a development plan for your personal brand.

Dan Schawbel,



Paul, Congratulations on your co-discovery launch. More voices like co-discovery.com are needed to spread the word on health-centered/relationship-based dentistry


Lynn Carlisle, DDS Editor and Publisher of In a Spirit of Caring



Congratulations Paul. Nice job. Keep up the good work.

Sandy Roth



Paul, This is great. Congratulations and thanks for your contributions to Relationship-Based, behavioral dental caring.

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What a great forum for sharing the wisdom we have been privileged to gain from those who came before us. Hearing that wisdom expressed in the language of today is so important. ~ Mary Osborne

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