Redefining how Dentists Approach Dentistry

The Spear Faculty: Outstanding clinicians, trusted colleagues and exceptional educators representing the most respected minds in dentistry today.

Resident Faculty

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.

Doug Benting

Dr. Benting has developed content for Spear Digest and 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.

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Rebecca Bockow

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.

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Jeffrey Bonk

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.

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Gary DeWood

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.

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Cheryl DeWood

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.

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Darin Dichter

Dr. Dichter brings nearly 20 years of clinical, research and teaching experience, both as a general dentist and as a prosthodontist, to his position with Spear.

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Mitch Ellingson

As Vice President of Practice Growth for Practice Solutions, Dr. Ellingson helps dentists and their teams create productive and fulfilling work environments.

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Michael Gunson

Dr. Gunson graduated from UCLA Dental School and continued on to receive his medical degree and specialty certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery from UCLA. His private practice in Santa Barbara, California, is limited to facial reconstructive surgery, surgical correction of sleep apnea and research.

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Greggory Kinzer

Dr. Kinzer is a member of the Spear resident faculty, committed to advancing the art and science of restorative dentistry,

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Imtiaz Manji

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.

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Renee Marks

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.

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Jim McKee

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.

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Martin Mendelson

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.

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Ricardo Mitrani

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.

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Amy Morgan

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.

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Steve Ratcliff

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.

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Jeff Rouse

Dr. Rouse is a member of the Spear Resident Faculty, teaching seminars and workshops focusing on airway prosthodontics.

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Frank Spear

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.

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Robert Winter

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.

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Visiting Faculty

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.

Eric Adler
Dan Armstrong
Andrew Arnouk
Seth Atkins
Arezoo Bahar
Rodney Baier
Rex Baumgartner
Glenn Beck
Doug Benting
Tyler Bergien
James Blackmore
Kirk Bond
Jeffrey Bonk
Eric Buck
Bridget Burris
Brent Bush
Wynn Caffall
Patrick Calalang
Paul Cannariato
Jack Carson
John Carson
Gerard Charanduk
Susan Christensen
Andrew Cohen
Bill Crafton
Bill Crinzi
Daniel Custis
Todd Davis
Claudia Denes
Brian Dennis
Jerrold Diamond
Joe DiFranco Jr.
Judemar Dimapilis, DMD
Frank DiMauro
Pete Domagala
Jay Dorgan
Mike Drone, DDS
Ross Enfinger
Ty Etheridge
Mike Fair
Maura Fichter
David M. Fong
Tom Fraser
Marc Gainor
Bob Gallegos
Richard George
Karen Gordon
Alex Greenwald
Paul Guidi
Greg Gullikson
Brett Helton
Ryan Henrichsen
Everett Heringer
Kevin Huff
Keisuke Iida
Mary Isaacs
Tim Jacobson
Ed Jang
Mark Jensen
Mike Johnson
Bob Kaplan
Jason Kasarsky
Jody Kear, DDS
Jill Kinzer
Craig Kohler
Steve Kunihiro
Jeremy Lansford
Janette Larsen
Barbro Lauri-Beckett
Courtney Lavigne
Nicole Leiker
Kendall Liday
Jeff Lineberry
Cliff Litvak
Jack Luker
Darvie Lum
Costin Marinescu
Bob Marolt
Mac McDonald
Eric McRory, DDS
Zachary Mellion
Jim Merriman
Dale Miller
Glenn Miller
Jeff Miller
Doug Milner
Rob Minch
Arnie Mirza
Allyson Monferdini
Orlando Morantes
Michael Moskowitz
Jonathan Nash
Tere Nelson
Beth O'Connor
Matt O'Shea
Uchenna Okoye
Lou Olberding
James 'Jim' Otten
Lee Payne
Rob Pearce
Kate Pettyjohn
Douglas Phillips
Greg Phillips
Kevin Potts
Larry Puccini
Faisal Quereshy
Mark Raisch
Wayne Riggert
Jack Ringer
Tom Roberts
Josh Rogoff
Edward Roman
Craig Rothenberg
Nancy Rotroff
Steven Rzepecki
Keerti Sahasrabudhe
Mary Anne Salcetti
Doug Sandquist
Larry Saylor II
Bob Schoenenberger
Parisa Sepehri
Joe Serflek
Bradley Shern
Daryl Shinkewski
Ann Sielicki, DDS
Stan Siu
Jim Slaman
Mark Sowell
Dave St. Ledger
Carl Steinberg
Donna Stenberg
Robert Stender
Muna Strasser
Patrick Sweeney
Sam Sweeny
Richard Talbot
Rick Timm
Shawn Tokunaga
Brian Trachtenberg
Colleen Tracy
Alexander Tsui
Mark Tyma
Michael Velling
Bernie Villadiego
Peter Virga
Keiko Wada
Eric Wang
Sara Wassenaar
Michael Webberson
Dawn Wehking, DDS
Chris Wilson
Lynn Yamamoto
Carter Yokoyama
Jon Yoshimura
Kenneth Yost
Melissa Zettler