When Dr. Bobbi Stanley graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, she never imagined the trajectory her career would take. As a recent grad and newlywed, she busily built her dental practice as her husband finished his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. It seemed the dye was cast on two lucrative, yet different careers. Along came their four children and life was hectic in the best possible way.
However, things are not always as they seem. Year after year, Dr. Robert Stanley watched his wife put in early mornings and long hours creating smiles. Yet the biggest smile was actually her own after changing lives daily through dentistry. As a child, Dr. Rob had spent many hours visiting his grandfather’s Chicago dental office and always thought dentistry would be his career. He chose to pursue engineering but longed for the career satisfaction his wife enjoyed. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Stanley made the atypical decision to leave his successful career as a telecom executive, return to school and earn his dental degree, to become the Smile Engineer™.
Fast-forward more than a decade, Drs. Stanley own a large, comprehensive dental practice near Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital. She focuses on cosmetic and orthodontic procedures while he handles surgical procedures—ranging from periodontal surgery and wisdom teeth extraction to single dental implants and full mouth solutions for terminal dentition.
While this schedule, coupled with their young family, kept them quite busy, their colleagues in the dental community wanted more. Each year, they attended hundreds of hours of continuing education, learning from the most brilliant minds in dentistry. As they mastered the skills being taught, Drs. Stanley realized they wanted to give back to the industry that had given them so much.
In 2014 Stanley Institute was created to harness their collective knowledge of implants and business, and offer it to fellow dentists. Through research, practice and education, Drs. Robert & Bobbi Stanley discovered the keys to providing world-class dentistry. Using the latest techniques and the finest materials and equipment available, the Stanleys help other dentists provide a higher standard of care to their patients. Over the course of four years, hundreds have been trained across the United States in straightforward, fully guided implant techniques and proven tenets of small business ownership for dentists.
In 2019, Drs. Robert & Bobbi Stanley will be offering a one of-a-kind, all-inclusive implant continuum that begins with the end result in mind. Combining the principles of engineering with the artistry of cosmetic dentistry, they will guide dentists through planning, preparing, placing and restoring implants to create predictable, aesthetically pleasing results through four team focused courses. This unique live surgical continuum will provide practitioners with the tools they need to begin placing implants with confidence in their practice immediately, and equip teams with a fully invested mindset for adding the business of implants to the practice. Upon successful completion, dentists will be eligible for Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).
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