Our study clubs are typically set on an academic calendar, running from September to May or June. Clubs typically meet once a month, with the academic program including two or three full-day lectures and six or seven evenings of clinical interaction. These interactions are usually built around group treatment planning, problem solving, clinical debate, failure workshops and others.
We offer and recommend multiple formats to help sustain participant interest. Our customizable curriculum will help you select the best experience for your study club so you can focus on strengthening your connections and serving your group learning.
We offer a wide range of resources and services aimed at helping you begin and run a successful club. At the start we provide you with our Organizer, a carefully cultivated guide that condenses the knowledge and expertise of our founder, Dr Michael Cohen, into a cohesive, step-by-step manual that shows you how to run a successful club. With sample budgets, schedules, communications and programming details, it’s an indispensable tool.
Our Team is Here For You
We offer unlimited consultation time so you have the support you need to run your club. Our representatives act as sherpas, guiding you each step of the way. They’re ready and able to help with anything, including:
- Operations and logistics
- Programming or curriculum development
- Member recruitment
- Individual session instruction (kickoff, treatment planning, problem solving, etc.)
- Wherever you want to go, we’re here to help you get there.
As the study club director, you’re in the driver’s seat. You guide the conversation and the learning, growing your own knowledge as well as that of your members. With time, directors begin to shine as sources of expertise within their club and dental community. You won’t do this alone, as each study club director works with a coordinator—typically someone from your practice. Your coordinator will help you cover the day-to-day functions of the club so you can focus on connecting with members. We also encourage you to enlist the support of an advisory board. These are other specialists who serve as the faculty of your club. They will work with you to guide your club’s curriculum and serve as resources to you and your members.
Members are general practitioners you invite personally to join. We recommend about 18 to 30 participants, but no less than 10. Don’t worry if you need help recruiting, as we offer guidance and marketing materials to assist you in connecting to other clinicians in your community.
On top of helping you create a bespoke curriculum, we also provide numerous other educational materials, many of which are offered through our Seattle Study Club Journal site, which all members have access to. Members can find cases for discussion, short Expert Tip videos, and Practice Inspiration videos. We also offer detailed treatment planning cases for discussion in your meetings, alongside livestream web programs and prerecorded micro-learning sessions that mirror a case study.