SPEAR Education: Improving Dental Experiences for Greater Sacramento
Sierra Oaks Dental Sacramento California | Sacramento Dentist
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SPEAR Education is a Continuing Education Institution that leads the way in clinical dental practices and innovation. Recognized by the American Dental Association CERP (Continuing Education Recognition Program) as well as Academy of General Dentistry PACE (Program Approval for Continuing Education); SPEAR works with leading specialists from around the world to encourage debate and research to further the care available to dental patients of any participating practice. Sierra Oaks Dental Group joins like minded dental practices for seminars and online education every year to learn from proven practices and techniques, and it’s not exclusive to our Doctors; our Front Office team, Hygienists, and Dental Assistants also utilize these resources.
In early September, Dr. Torabian and Dr. Khodai visited the SPEAR Education Campus in Scottsdale, Arizona, for a workshop and multi-day seminar on restoring severely worn dentition. Dr. Khodai explains, “Everytime we go to SPEAR Education we end up meeting dental professionals from around the world….France, Germany, Brazil, Amsterdam (and that’s only a few). A majority of these people are dentists, but there’s also a fair amount of Orthodontist specialists, Prosthodontists, and Periodontists. Actually the Founder (Dr. Spear) of the school is both a Prosthodontist and Periodontist Specialist. Dr. Spear has cultivated this high caliber educational institution by emphasizing cross-specialization collaboration across dental fields as well as prioritizing the patient’s care and education.”
SPEAR Education is an invaluable resource for dental practices who strive to do better day-in and day-out. Not only are they challenging the way care is provided, but they’re also challenging the way care is explained to the patient. SPEAR as a whole is passionate about Patient Education and making resources available to Patients who care about their oral and dental health. Ask your Doctor, Hygienist, or Dental Assistant next time you’re receiving care at Sierra Oaks Dental Group to see what videos and literature are relative to your treatment plan or regular preventative care.
Dr. Kim is passionate about enhancing patient experience and improving clinical care, and he visits the SPEAR campus on a regular basis where he acts as a Faculty Member, which is staffed by less than 1% of the Dentists from around the world by-invite. This acting body of professionals helps facilitate discussion and education among aspiring Dental Clinicians. But, the title doesn’t exclude him from engaging in discussion on the latest and greatest in clinical studies and applications of new dental technology. It’s common for Continuing Education Programs to offer an item for sale at the end of a seminar that coincides with the seminar or program in some way, but at SPEAR Education the education is the main topic and the only topic. “They don’t try to sell you any services or materials to use in your office, they really just want to share this information with all Health Professionals who are interested in elevating their Patient Care,” Dr. Khodai stated.