Specialists and General Practitioners –Engage Your Interdisciplinary Team Online and in Your Community
Dental Study Club Learning in an
Intimate Group Dynamic
Lead your own or join one that reflects your goals. Dental study clubs facilitate professional development and networking for clinicians within a shared local community. Spear has the most established network of study clubs in the world, with thousands of members and hundreds of active clubs that offer small-group learning supported by prescribed curriculum to shape productive interdisciplinary relationships.
Collaborate on real-world cases virtually or in person with online learning modules from the industry leader in dental continuing education. Your club will discover how to drive consistently successful case management and shape lasting bonds to complete more interesting and potentially lucrative cases together.
Enjoy access to these resources as part of your membership:
Grow the skills of everyone in the office with prescribed learning covering everything from foundational skills to steps for immediate implementation and solving complex clinical challenges. Also, choose from more than 100 modules that are updated frequently, giving you everything you need to drive purposeful meetings, such as:
- Guided discussion videos
- Leader discussion videos
- Digital treatment planning templates and worksheets
- Pre- and post-treatment images
- Diagnostic models
- Case history and charts
Each club member and up to 10 of their team members get 24/7 access to dentistry’s most innovative online education platform for related content and supplemental learning tools. Take advantage of more than 1,500 video lessons, including CE-eligible coursework and multimedia to help any dental team member feel more confident in their role.Learn More
With Spear Online access, you get exclusive use of Patient Education platform and tablet app, which revolutionizes the chairside experience with animated videos that help patients clearly visualize their conditions and confidently accept treatment. You and your practice team can customize content for specific cases, pause videos to make annotations with a drawing tool and share treatment recommendations with patients with the swipe of your finger.Learn More
Lead a Club
Become a Thought Leader
Guide your fellow doctors to Great Dentistry
Leading a club is the ideal way to positively support and encourage stronger interdisciplinary teamwork in your community. We provide you with tools to develop a highly collaborative system that builds trust and enables everyone to improve.
As a Spear Study Club Leader, you set the pace for your club to meet up to eight times a year in a comfortable small-group environment in person or online. Each meeting incorporates guided discussion videos and clinical resources, including online learning modules created and taught by world-renowned Spear Resident Faculty.
Fortify the Interdisciplinary Team
Strengthen how you and your trusted colleagues collaborate on interdisciplinary cases.
Sharpen Clinical Skills
You and your interdisciplinary team members build confidence with understanding how various roles contribute to more consistent case outcomes.
Establish a process where everyone feels empowered on routine referrals and more complex cases, rather than just generating more work.
“I’ve achieved clinical excellence and now enjoy dentistry more becauseof the perspectives I’ve been exposed to in my study club.”
- Patrick Calalang, D.M.D.
Join a Club
Learn Alongside the
Best and Brightest
Locate a club that satisfies
your clinical interests
Joining a Spear Study Club is as simple as getting mapped to one in your area that includes interdisciplinary team members with the right mix of expertise to help you improve. The small-group dynamic enables everyone on the team to learn clinical strategies and shape lasting bonds.
Spear has cultivated the most established network of dental study clubs in the world, with thousands of club members and hundreds of active dental study clubs.
Sharpen Clinical Skills
Expand your clinical skills by collaborating on real-world cases in a supportive environment backed by Spear curriculum and learning tools.
Learn from Trusted Peers
Understand what drives positive, predictable patient outcomes by better understanding the perspectives of your fellow interdisciplinary team members.
Develop the rapport with team members that’s so essential to take on more complex cases and improve patient outcomes.
“It’s all about helping one another. Establishing a safe environment has fosteredengagement and collaboration on actual cases during club meetings.”
- Janette Larsen, D.M.D.
San Diego, California
Virtual Study Club
Flexibility to meet where
and how you choose.
Struggling to meet in person?
We have you covered.
If you can’t get your interdisciplinary team together in the same room, virtual and hybrid Study Club meetings help you collaborate and discuss practice realities and real-world cases.
- Secure single sign-on access through your club's personalized website without third-party video meeting registration or download
- Unmatched video and audio quality for viewing case modules, case materials and group video discussion
- Enhanced meeting features for collaboration with your interdisciplinary partners including recording, quizzes, digital whiteboard, shared notes, file upload and breakout sessions
Study Club’s intimate, small-group learning environment conveys ideally to the web – and new features allow clinicians to connect and strengthen their knowledge through virtual communications.
Maintaining communication with study club members can provide clarity and focus, no matter what your practice is faced with. Online video conferencing offers flexibility for clubs that cannot connect in person.
Your club's dedicated Customer Success Manager can address technical challenges and help you identify the best content for you, your club and your practice teams to discuss.
Spear Educational Values
Virtual club meetings follow the same educational values espoused by faculty throughout the Spear ecosystem. Expect the same quality of content, just with added online versatility.
“Having a laptop with you allows you to attend the meeting from anywhere and people have busy lives.There’s increased flexibility for everyone, better participation, and it makes it easier to share information.”
- Zachary Kammer, D.M.D.
The Impact of Small-Group Learning
“Leading this study club has elevated my practice.”
- Joseph S. Kim, D.M.D., Mountain View, California
“I like the opportunity it gives me to be a leader in the dental community.”
- Greg Phillips, D.D.S., M.S.D., Columbus, Indiana
“I have established the foundation for a great career in just three years.”
- Heather Adams, D.D.S., Bentonville, Arkansas
“The workshops have been the best education I have ever received.”
- Peter Virga, D.D.S., Watertown, New York
“We have raised the bar for what is possible in patient care.”
- David Barget, D.D.S., Scottsdale, Arizona
Talk to an Advisor
Ready to Lead or Join a Club in Your Community?
Whether you're a general practitioner seeking to join or a specialist looking to lead or vice-versa, Spear Study Club equips you with a small-group environment proven to help interdisciplinary teams evolve.