Dental Group Highlight: The Seattle Study Club

Seattle Study Club

I wanted to take a moment to share a great dental organization with you – The Seattle Study Club (SSC). Many of you I’m sure have heard of this club, but if you haven’t let me give you a little background.

The SSC is the creation of Dr. Michael Cohen, DDS, MSD. Dr. Cohen helped form the advanced educational organization through a lot of hard work, passion and devotion to the field of dentistry. He keeps very busy, as an accomplished continuing education (CE) author, textbook editor, visiting clinical professor at the University of Washington, conference lecturer and by maintaining his private practice in the Seattle area.

SSC, proclaimed the “university without walls,” has roughly 250 chapters and over 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Taiwan and England. According to the SSC, “The Seattle Study Club is an organization that represents a commitment to excellence in patient care and maintaining the highest level of knowledge in the field of dentistry.”

Individual chapters meet monthly to discuss the latest advances in oral healthcare, to update others on new techniques and collaborate on challenging cases – all for the benefit of their patients and members of the dental community, which is why 3M ESPE is a partner with the organization and provides “educational” benefits to their members.

In conjunction with clinicians, Drs. Gerard Chiche, Tyler Lasseigne and Ariel Raigrodski, the SSC holds exclusive hands-on programs led by some of the brightest in the dental community for surgeons and restorative dentists. These two-and-a-half day courses are offered throughout the academic year and discuss components like treatment planning, materials, techniques, management and challenges.

The SSC also hosts local and national events throughout the year, including the very popular Annual National Symposium. This educational meeting showcases top-notch workshops, prominent lecturers and provides amazing entertainment for attendees. The symposium brings together a passionate crew of dental professionals who collaborate, share and build lasting friendships.

The SSC is proudly hosting their 20th Annual Symposium, and it is scheduled for January 21-26, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach Resort.

Are you a member of a great organization helping to improve oral health care? Share how you keep abreast of advances in the field of dentistry.

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