Spear’s new white paper, “The Transformative Nature of Small-Group Learning in Dental Study Clubs,” details how an intimate club dynamic helps dentists and their entire team strengthen the clinical skills necessary for generating more consistently predictable patient outcomes.
The report explores the impact of small-group study clubs on general practitioners, specialists and team members who seek clinical training to improve patient care – in addition to the benefits of balancing traditional CE and campus learning with a student-led club that reinforces effective interdisciplinary casework.
“The Transformative Nature of Small-Group Learning in Dental Study Clubs,” white paper highlights:
- How small-group study reinforces clinical lessons and strengthens skill acquisition
- The impact of small-group lessons on general practitioners, specialists and team members who seek clinical training to improve patient care
- The benefits of balancing traditional CE and campus learning with small-group dental study clubs that reinforce effective interdisciplinary casework
Dr. Kenneth Yost, a Delaware-based dentist, said he was on the brink of quitting dentistry around the time that he joined Spear Study Club.
“I was completely disillusioned with dentistry and quite honestly, I was ready to let it all go and just quit,” said Dr. Yost, who practices a full scope of general, cosmetic and implant dentistry.
A colleague insisted he join a club. While he was satisfied with the small-group experience locally, his club’s visit to Spear Campus in Scottsdale, Arizona reinvigorated his passion for his profession.
“I learned more in that seminar than I had in the previous 10 years,” Dr. Yost said. “Everything I learned on the Spear Campus allowed me to start treating higher value cases. I wouldn’t have been able to do that without the Spear curriculum.”