Dr. Ratcliff is Spear's Executive Vice President of Business Development, a role in which he helps specialists and their restorative colleagues embrace the gifts and challenges of interdisciplinary care. His primary responsibilities are creating content for study club modules and Spear Online and working with business partners to widen the reach of the Spear learning community.

Dr. Ratcliff has practiced general dentistry for 41 years, for the last 25 years has focused his work on comprehensive adult restorative care has become regarded as one of the premier clinicians in the United States. Dr. Ratcliff lectured internationally on interdisciplinary care, aesthetic, implant and restorative dentistry, and optimizing the patient experience.

The former chairman of education at The Pankey Institute, Dr. Ratcliff is passionate about helping dentists reach their preferred future. He is committed to working with our faculty to create the most effective learning possible for study clubs and Spear Online

Dr. Ratcliff is a member of the Arizona State Dental Association, the American Dental Association, a fellow of the American College of Dentists, a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a fellow of The International Team for Implantology, a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.

Dr. Ratcliff earned his D.D.S. from Case Western Reserve University in 1978 and an M.S. degree in adult education at the University of Wyoming in 1974.