Study Clubs

Spear Study Club

Drs. Suttle and Pierce currently lead two study clubs that are associated with the Spear Institute. These clubs consists of local general dentists and other specialists who attend regally meetings to collaborate on actual cases to expand their proficiencies. Spear Study Club members find that the small-group learning environment and high caliber of material makes it easy to master new skills and grow the confidence required to take on more complex cases. These clubs alone complete double the yearly continuing education hour requirements for dentists, which is a testament to the amount of learning that is being achieved monthly in these groups.

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Seattle Study Club

Drs. Suttle and Pierce are members of the Greater Forsyth Study Club, an affiliate of the Seattle Study Club (  The Seattle Study Club, recognized as one of the most advanced continuing education groups for dental professionals in the nation, is a network of over 250 international clubs with a combined membership of over 6,700 dentists.  The Seattle Study Club is dedicated to the advancement of team dental treatment planning and total patient management as the ultimate tool for achieving better comprehensive care for our patients.  The Greater Forsyth Study Club, the only kind of its type in Forsyth County, is made up of a select group of dentists from Winston-Salem and the surrounding area who participate in hands-on demonstrations, problem-solving workshops, panel discussions and clinical treatment planning sessions as well as inviting internationally known speakers to share information at local meetings.  As a member of the Greater Forsyth Study Club, Dr. Suttle spends time outside the office at monthly meetings and a national symposium each year to keep abreast of the latest developments and treatment options available to patients. 

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Greater Forsyth Hygiene Study Club

The Greater Forsyth Hygiene Study Club has been created to provide a vibrant forum of continuous learning that will further the careers of its members and advance the future of dental hygiene. This study club is an offshoot of the Greater Forsyth Study Club.

The Greater Forsyth Hygiene Study Club represents a way for hygienists to receive world-class Continuing Education without having to travel. It will meet four times per year, with a minimum of 10 Continuing Education hours each year. Meals will be provided at all events. This study club is not meant to replace any of the local Hygiene societies, but rather to provide an opportunity for local hygienists to experience a different learning forum, and be able to take their knowledge to the next level.”

Please contact Debby Waugh, our office’s practice manager, if you are interested in the hygiene study club.