We Want to Help You Strengthen Your Dental Community and Deepen Your Connections
When you start a Seattle Study Club, you join a tight-knit group of clinicians from around the world. We call club leaders, directors, and we find directors are bound by a common goal and a shared belief system. They seek to raise the level of dentistry practiced in their local communities and they believe our educational model is the best means to accomplish that goal.
In the process of providing top-quality educational programming, Seattle Study Club directors build deep and long-lasting relationships with the dentists in their community.
Our study clubs create a non-competitive culture of collaboration. In this intellectually challenging, yet safe and supportive environment, everyone becomes energized and inspired to do better dentistry. The result—director and member practices prosper.
If you’re interested in learning more about starting your own study club, please fill out the form here. We’ll reach out as soon possible to give you more information.
As A Study Club Director You Can Expect
Our study club model creates an environment for interdisciplinary learning and collaboration around treatment planning. We bring the latest techniques and tools to our members so they can figure out together how to improve. As the club director you lead the discussion, and we’re here to help you do it.
Dentistry is not a spectator sport. Let’s face it, most of the great stuff we see in the top-down type of dental study club never becomes a part of the average clinician’s armamentarium. Sure, you can learn something by studying the work of the old masters. But it’s unlikely you will become a master with a paint-by-numbers kit. In contrast, our peer-to-peer model focuses on clinical interaction that leads to actual change. It is this engagement, discussion, debate and problem-solving process that allows clinicians to test their true understanding of the material and leads to the incorporation of new concepts into daily practice.
We work with you to layout the road map for your study club’s educational year. We bring together teachers from around the world and across the industry so you and your club can expand your clinical and business knowledge. Our curriculum isn’t one size fits all—we strive to customize your club’s learning to meet the needs of your practitioners.
To be the go-to educational resource in your community, you need to show your members the path to becoming complete clinicians. This means incorporating learning opportunities outside clinical dentistry that will help your members understand business, financial management, health and wellbeing, personal development and so much more.
To establish this unique learning environment on your own is a daunting task. But once you become a Seattle Study Club director you will have all our resources at your disposal. Our experienced team will serve as your personal sherpas every step of the way. Just as you are making an investment in us, we are making an investment in you. Most of our directors have been with us for years and we’re constantly striving to help them create bigger and better experiences in their clubs. This isn’t a study-club-in-a-box model—it’s a vehicle for lifelong learning.
You’re probably wondering about the commitment and know-how required to start a club. We understand, so we’ve created a unique model that incorporates the best aspects of a university with carefully cultivated materials to guide you in building a successful club that will last for years to come.