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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.


Gary DeWood

Gary DeWood

Dr. DeWood is Spear's executive vice president of curriculum and clinical education. In addition to his full-time teaching duties, he has a part-time practice on the Spear campus.

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Darin Dichter

Darin Dichter

Dr. Dichter is responsible for the creation of Spear Study Club content and is a member of the Spear resident faculty, Dr. Dichter brings nearly 20 years of clinical, research and teaching experience.

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Greggory Kinzer

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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Kevin Kwiecien

Kevin Kwiecien

As a member of the Spear resident faculty, Dr. Kwiecien serves as director of Spear Online, responsible for creating and overseeing digital clinical content.

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Imtiaz Manji

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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Martin Mendelson

Martin Mendelson

Dr. Mendelson is Spear's executive vice president of client services, responsible for all aspects of Study Club (excluding curriculum) and Faculty Club.

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Ricardo Mitrani

Ricardo Mitrani

Dr. Mitrani is a member of the Spear Faculty, the executive director of Spear Digest and a Spear Seminar instructor.

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Steve Ratcliff

Steve Ratcliff

Dr. Ratcliff is Spear’s executive vice president of business development, where his primary role is creation of new opportunities for Spear.

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Frank Spear

Frank Spear

Dr. Spear is the founder and director of Spear and one of the most recognized educators in restorative and esthetic dentistry.

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Robert Winter

Robert Winter

Founder of The Winter Laboratory and a member of the Spear resident faculty, Dr. Winter is one of the world's most prolific prosthodontists and ceramists.

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