The Spear Faculty has influenced practitioners throughout the world, enabling them to provide better patient care and enjoy greater success in their practices.
Focused on patient-centric dental healthcare, advanced clinical techniques and enhanced business acumen, each Spear Education instructor provides a unique perspective to dental treatment plans, diagnosis and lab work.
Dr. Spear is one of the most influential speakers and educators in restorative and esthetic dentistry. Founder and Director of Spear Education, his lectures, seminars and workshops have transformed how dentists approach dentistry today.
As a member of the Spear Resident Faculty, Dr. Winter teaches seminars and workshops at the Spear Campus, produces study club modules, and creates a variety of clinical and technical online content.
Dr. DeWood is the Executive Vice President of Spear Practice Solutions, the coaching and consulting arm of Spear Education. As one of the founding members of Spear, he previously served as Executive Vice President of Curriculum and Clinical Education for nearly a decade.
Dr. Kinzer is a member of the Spear resident faculty, committed to advancing the art and science of restorative dentistry,
As chairman of Spear, Mr. Manji provides the strategic vision and corporate leadership for the company as well as being a preeminent educator in the field of practice management.
Dr. Mendelson is a Spear Resident Faculty member and Spear’s Executive Vice President of Client Services. He is responsible for coaching Spear Study Club leaders, directing the Spear Faculty Club, and is also the host of Spear Seminars and the Spear Summit.
Dr. Ratcliff is Spear's executive vice president of business development, and is the architect of Spear Study Clubs and a member of the faculty practice.
Dr. Mitrani is a member of the Spear Resident Faculty, the Executive Director of Spear Digest and a Spear Seminar instructor. He has authored numerous scientific publications and chapters in text books in the fields of implant prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry and has given more than 400 lectures in 26 countries.
Dr. Benting is a Spear Visiting Faculty member who has developed content for Spear Review, as well as for several Spear Study Club modules. He is a past-president of the Arizona section of the American College of Prosthodontists and currently serves on the ACP Board of Directors.
Dr. Dichter is a member of the Spear resident faculty. He brings nearly 20 years of clinical, research and teaching experience – both as a general dentist and as a prosthodontist – to his position with Spear.
Dr. Michael J. Gunson graduated from UCLA Dental School and continued on to receive his Medical Degree and Specialty Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from UCLA. In addition to running a successful surgical practice in Santa Barbra California Dr Gunson lectures throughout the world and publishes his research on orthognathic surgery, facial aesthetics, obstructive sleep apnea and the treatment of TMJ arthritis and condylar resorption. He enjoys sharing this information with colleagues through publications and lectures.
Dr. DeWood is a member of the Spear resident faculty with more than 35 years of dental wisdom. She brings a unique perspective to Spear through her experience as both a general dentist and practicing orthodontist.
Dr. Bonk is a member of the Spear resident faculty. He has more than three decades of dental experience and is devoted to sharing his knowledge and skills of advanced restorative dentistry.
Dr. Rouse is a member of the Spear Resident Faculty, teaching seminars and workshops focusing on airway prosthodontics.
Dr. McKee is a member of the Spear Resident Faculty. He has maintained a private practice since 1984 in Downers Grove, Illinois where he treats a wide variety of cases with a focus on predictable restorative dentistry.
Ms. Marks brings more than 30 years’ experience in clinical dental hygiene and teaching to her lectures as a member of Spear Resident Faculty. She currently serves as a practice management consultant and periodontal clinical educator for Marnee Management LLC, a consulting company she founded in 2010.
As Vice President of Practice Growth for Practice Solutions, Dr. Ellingson helps dentists and their teams create productive and fulfilling work environments.
Amy joined Spear in 2018 as Vice President of Consulting Strategy. For more than 25 years as a consultant and trainer, and as former CEO of Pride Institute — a nationally acclaimed, practice management consulting company — she and her teams have revitalized thousands of dental practices using management systems proven to help dentists become more secure, efficient and profitable.
A board-certified orthodontist and periodontist, Dr. Bockow has published articles on interdisciplinary dental treatment in various dental journals. She has lectured nationally on corticotomy-facilitated orthodontic therapy and interdisciplinary treatment planning. Her practice in the Seattle area focuses on orthodontics and periodontics.
Spear Education Visiting Faculty are doctors who volunteer extensive time and energy to the pursuit of excellence through continuing education.
They attend multiple Spear Education courses as participants, and commit significant time and resources to facilitate the learning of others through service as mentors and leaders in our courses. In addition, they share their journeys and experiences by completing and submitting a complete case report each year, adding to the educational resources available to each of us through Spear Education.
We value and appreciate their knowledge, their skills, their time, and their passion for continued learning.