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Make attending Spear Summit 2023 part of your educational metamorphosis!

Join 1,500 of your colleagues and the Spear team for a transformative educational journey during Spear Summit on April 27-29, 2023, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, Ariz.!

During this three-day celebration, you will be a part of educational sessions taught by leaders in dental education, networking opportunities, and a celebration of the metamorphosis of how you practice Great Dentistry.  You’re officially invited to join us for this flagship event!


Dr. Edward P. Allen DDS, PhD

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Dallas

Edward P. Allen, DDS, PhD, has served as president of several organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, and in 2019, he was honored with the AAP Gold Medal Award, the highest award bestowed by the Academy. He is the periodontal section editor for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Periodontology and The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry. He has 100+ publications and lectures worldwide. Dr Allen is the founder of the Center for Advanced Dental Education in Dallas, an educational facility for surgical technique courses.


Dr. Álvaro Blasi

Spanien, Barcelona

Dr. Gonzalo Blasi DDS MS

Spanien, Barcelona

Dr. Gonzalo Blasi graduated in dentistry from the International University of Catalonia in 2011. He worked for two years as a general dentist, always showing interest in the specialty of periodontics. That is why he applied for a position as a resident at the University of Maryland in the United States. He was accepted into the program in 2012 and started in 2013. During three years, he took the periodontics and implants program at the university specializing in the treatment of gums and implants. Including the treatment of gingivitis, periodontitis, coverage of gum retractions, implant surgeries, sinus elevations, peri-implantitis (implant infection) and bone margin increases. In the last course of residence he received the prestigious Richard Lazzara fellowship award by the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. In 2016 he was accepted as a fellow at the Periodontal Prosthesis Implant Residency also at the University of Maryland. In this fellowship, he rehabilitated implants and teeth and also developed several research protocols.
In 2017 he returned to Barcelona and started working at Blasi Clínica Dental Barcelona leading the Periodontics and Implants department. Gonzalo also collaborates as a professor in the department of periodontics of the International University of Catalonia and the University of Maryland. He also gives lectures both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Gonzalo Blasi not only works with patients but also collaborates in various research projects to improve our treatments to patients and make them more predictable.


Dr. Ignacio Blasi

Spanien, Barcelona

Dr. Rebecca Bockow DDS, MS

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Dr. Bockow is a board-certified orthodontist and periodontist. She lectures internationally on topics ranging from interdisciplinary treatment planning to airway and sleep disorders, skeletal growth and development, and corticotomy-facilitated orthodontic therapy.

Upon completion of her dental degree at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Dr. Bockow practiced as a general practitioner in the Seattle area for two years. She ultimately decided to return to school and completed her dual training in orthodontics and periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her master’s in oral biology during dual residency.

Dr. Bockow serves as an instructor in Spear’s Interdisciplinary Treatment of Esthetic Dilemmas seminar and has also served as an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Orthodontics. She maintains a private practice in the Seattle area limited to orthodontics and periodontics.


Dr. Gary DeWood DDS, MS

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Dr. DeWood is Executive Vice President of Spear Education. As one of the founding members of Spear, he directed Curriculum and Clinical Education for nearly a decade prior to joining in the launch of Spear Practice Solutions. Today, he splits time between teaching and consulting.

Dr. DeWood serves as an instructor in multiple Spear Workshops, including Facially Generated Treatment Planning, Occlusion in Clinical Practice, Advanced Occlusion, Sleep Medicine in the Dental Practice and a special focus workshop on temporomandibular disorder. He also maintains a limited private practice on the Spear Campus in Scottsdale, Arizona, and lectures nationally and internationally on practice management, treatment planning, case management, case acceptance, TMD diagnosis, appliance therapy, occlusion, and esthetics.

Prior to his contributions at Spear, Dr. DeWood maintained a private restorative general practice with his wife and fellow Spear Resident Faculty member, Dr. Cheryl DeWood, in Pemberville, Ohio, before dedicating most of his time to teaching full time. With 40 years in general dentistry, he provides a unique perspective to the application of the dental principles taught at Spear. He has spent years focused on diagnosing and treating functional occlusal problems and TMD, and as part of that focus completed the craniofacial pain mini-residency at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in the early 1990s.

Dr. DeWood served as clinical director at The Pankey Institute from 2003 to 2008. He has held appointments as associate professor at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and assistant professor at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He earned his D.D.S. from Case Western Reserve University in 1980 and an M.S. degree in biomedical sciences from the University of Toledo College of Medicine in 2004.


Dr. Darin Dichter DMD

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Dr. Dichter brings nearly 20 years of clinical, research and teaching experience — as a general practitioner and prosthodontist — to his position with Spear. He serves as an instructor in the Treating the Terminal Dentition and Fully Edentulous Patient seminar, in addition to multiple Spear Workshops.

Dr. Dichter has served as a guest lecturer and clinical instructor at Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, teaching occlusion and esthetics. He has been a Spear faculty member since the company’s inception, as well as a contributing author for Spear Digest. He is passionate about education and is involved with multiple study groups in the U.S. and Canada.

After earning his D.M.D. from OHSU in 1995, Dr. Dichter practiced general dentistry and eventually joined a startup practice in his hometown in coastal Oregon before moving to a practice in Portland. He brought 16 years of restorative dental experience into UCLA’s world-renowned, full-time advanced prosthodontics residency, which he completed in 2014.


PD Dr. Didier Dietschi DDS, MSD, PhD

Schweiz, Genf

Dr. Didier Dietschi erhielt seine Approbation 1984 und promovierte 1988 an der Universität Genf, Schweiz, wo 2004 auch die Berufung als Privatdozent folgte. 2003 erhielt er die Auszeichnung PhD an der University of ACTA, Niederlande.

Nach einer 6-jährigen Vollzeit-Lehr- und Forschungstätigkeit in der Operativen Zahnmedizin und Parodontologie begann er eine Teilzeittätigkeit in einer Privatpraxis in Genf, deren Schwerpunkt auf der ästhetischen restaurativen Zahnmedizin liegt. Heute ist er außerordentlicher Professor an der CASE Western University (USA) und Senior Dozent an der Universität Genf. Dr. Dietschi hat über 100 klinische und wissenschaftliche Arbeiten und Buchkapitel zu adhäsiven und ästhetischen Restaurationen veröffentlicht. Er ist Co-Autor des Buches „Adhesive Metal-free Restorations“, das 1997 von Quintessenz herausgegeben und in sieben Sprachen übersetzt wurde.

Dr. Dietschi ist international anerkannt für seine theoretischen und praktischen Lehrveranstaltungen zu adhäsiven und ästhetischen Restaurationen.


Dr. Michael Gunson DDS, MD

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Dr. Gunson graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry, where he also earned his M.D. and specialty certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery prior to partnering with Dr. G. William Arnett in Santa Barbara, California. Their world-renowned surgical practice is limited to facial esthetics and reconstruction.

An instructor in Spear’s Interdisciplinary Treatment of Esthetic Dilemmas seminar, Dr. Gunson examines and treats thousands of patients with esthetic, functional and sleep conditions. His diagnostic process enhances his orthognathic and esthetic surgical treatments that help patients achieve optimal oral health.

Dr. Gunson lectures internationally and publishes research on orthognathic surgery, facial esthetics, obstructive sleep apnea and the treatment of TMJ arthritis and condylar resorption.


Dr. Greggory Kinzer DDS, MSD

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Seattle

Greggory Kinzer erhielt seinen Doctor of Dental Surgery an der Universität von Washington im Jahr 1995 und einen Master of Science in Dentistry sowie die Zertifizierung für Prothetik im Jahr 1998. Dr. Kinzer ist ein international anerkannter Referent, der als Fakultätsvorsitzender und Direktor für Curriculare sowie Campus-Ausbildung am Spear Education Zentrum in Scottsdale, Arizona, tätig ist. Er ist externer Professor für das postgraduierten Programm an der Prothetischen Abteilung der Universität von Washington. Darüber hinaus hat Dr. Kinzer zahlreiche Artikel und Buchbeiträge geschrieben und war Mitglied des Redaktionsausschusses für verschiedene zahnmedizinische Publikationen. Dr. Kinzer ist ein begabter Akademiker und Kliniker, der sich der Förderung der Kunst und Wissenschaft der restaurativen Zahnheilkunde verschrieben hat. Sein interdisziplinärer Ansatz in der Zahnheilkunde basiert auf empirisch fundierter Forschung sowie klinischer Erfahrung. Dr. Kinzers einzigartige Fähigkeit, komplexe klinische Prozesse in einer logischen, systematischen und klaren Methodik zu vermitteln, unterscheidet ihn von anderen Lehrern der Zahnheilkunde. Er unterhält eine Privatpraxis in Seattle, spezialisiert auf umfassende restaurative und ästhetische Zahnheilkunde.


PD Dr. med. dent. Pascal Magne DMD, MSc, PhD

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Los Angeles

Dr. Pascal Magne ist außerordentlicher Professor mit Festanstellung und Professor der Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation für ästhetische Zahnmedizin in der Abteilung für restaurative Zahnmedizin an der University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry in Los Angeles. Er schloss 1989 sein Studium der Zahnmedizin an der Universität Genf in der Schweiz mit dem Titel Med Dent ab, promovierte 1992 und erhielt 2002 den Titel Privat Dozent. Dr. Magne absolvierte eine postgraduale Ausbildung in festsitzender Prothetik und Okklusion, operativer Zahnheilkunde und Endodontie und war von 1989 bis 1997 als Dozent an der gleichen Universität tätig. Von 1997 bis 1999 war er Gastdozent am Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics an der University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Nach Abschluss seiner zweijährigen Forschungstätigkeit kehrte Dr. Magne an die zahnmedizinische Fakultät der Universität Genf zurück und übernahm die Position eines leitenden Dozenten in der Abteilung für festsitzende Prothetik und Okklusion, bis er im Februar 2004 an die University of Southern California berufen wurde. Er ist mehrfacher Preisträger des Schweizerischen Wissenschaftsrats und der Schweizerischen Stiftung für medizinisch-biologische Stipendien und wurde 2002 mit dem Young Investigator Award der International Association for Dental Research sowie 2007, 2009 und 2018 mit dem Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award (für den besten im Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry veröffentlichten Forschungs-/Klinikbericht des Jahres) ausgezeichnet. Außerdem wurde er 2016 mit dem Distinguished Lecturer Award der Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics ausgezeichnet. Dr. Magne ist Autor zahlreicher klinischer und wissenschaftlicher Artikel über Ästhetik und adhäsive Zahnheilkunde und ist ein international bekannter Mentor und Dozent zu diesen Themen. Die erste Auflage seines Lehrbuchs wurde in 12 Sprachen übersetzt und gilt als eines der herausragendsten Bücher auf dem Gebiet der adhäsiven und ästhetischen Zahnheilkunde. Dr. Magne ist Gründungsmitglied der Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry und Mentor der Bio-Emulation-Think-Tank-Gruppe. Im Jahr 2012 führte er einen revolutionären Ansatz für die Lehre von Zahnmorphologie, -funktion und -ästhetik (den 2-D/3-D/4-D-Ansatz) für Studienanfänger an der Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry der USC ein.


Dr. George Mandelaris DDS, MS

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Chicago

George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS, is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a fellow in both the American and International College of Dentists. He has published more than 40 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has authored eleven chapters in nine different textbooks. Dr Mandelaris is coeditor of Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Springer, 2022) and serves as an editorial consultant for The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry. He is a two-time recipient of the American Academy of Periodontology’s Clinical Research Award and the 2018 recipient of the Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. Dr Mandelaris maintains a private practice in Chicago, Illinois.


Dr. Ricardo Mitrani DDS, MSD

Mexiko, Mexico City

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani, received his DDS degree from the Unitec University of México City; a certificate in Prosthodontics as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry from the University of Washington, where he served as the Graduate Prosthodontics program’s assistant director during the year of 2001.  He currently holds academic affiliations at the University of Washington, and is a resident faculty at SPEAR Education in Scottsdale Arizona. He is a member of several organizations including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He is part of the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry (JERD), The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (JCD) and Compendium, as well as the Executive director of Spear Digest. Dr Mitrani has authored numerous scientific publications and chapters in textbooks in the fields of Implant Prosthodontics and Aesthetic dentistry and has given over 600 lectures around the globe, maintaining a private practice limited to Prosthodontics, Implants and Aesthetic dentistry in Mexico City.  


Amy Morgan

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Ms. Morgan joined Spear in 2018 as Vice President of Consulting Strategy. For more than 25 years as a consultant and trainer, and as former CEO of Pride Institute — a nationally acclaimed, practice management consulting company — she and her teams have revitalized thousands of dental practices using management systems proven to help dentists become more secure, efficient and profitable.

Ms. Morgan started working at Pride in 1993 and, through the mentorship of renowned practice management expert Dr. Jim Pride, advanced from serving as a consultant and trainer to leading the organization as chief executive. She led Pride as CEO and owner from 2004 to 2018.

A prolific speaker, Ms. Morgan has presented throughout North America and Europe and has been featured at every major dental meeting, including the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and numerous regional organizations. She has also presented customized programs for various study groups and dental companies.

Ms. Morgan is also an active writer and contributes regular practice management articles to Spear Digest. She has published a wide variety of columns and whitepapers in major dental publications, in addition to self-guided training manuals. Her books — like “Leadership Lessons From the Road: Why Bother, We’re All Nuckin’ Futz!,” which is among the best-selling books on dental assisting and practice management — provide real solutions to help doctors and their teams address the daily issues that arise in the evolution of their practices.


Jason Smithson

Vereingtes Königreich von Großbritannien und Nordirland, Cornwall

Qualified at the Royal London Hospital in 1995; achieving a number of awards including The Constance Klein Memorial, The Stafford Millar, and The Malcolm Jenkins Scholarships, The American Association of Endodontics Prize and the Overall Award for Clinical Dentistry. After spending 3 years in oral surgery residency in London and a further year practicing restorative dentistry in London’s Harley Street Medical District, he relocated to Cornwall in the extreme southwest of England. Jason practices at Revitalise Dental Centre, Cornwall, UK where his main focus is microscope enhanced adhesive dentistry.

His specific interest is direct composite resin artistry and minimally invasive all ceramic restorations and he has presented to dentists locally, nationally and internationally (USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe) on this topic. He is a Post-Graduate Clinical Lecturer in both the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly and Plymouth Foundation Dental Practitioners Schemes.

He has given hands on programs in the UK, Europe, Asia, Canada and USA on behalf of GC, Ivoclar, Kerr, Hereaus, Optident, Micerium, Carl Zeiss, Global, Velopex and Triodent. He is a UK “Opinion Leader”for Cosmedent , A European“Key Opinion Leader”for Kulzer and is a member of the European Restorative Advisory Board for GC Europe. Jason is Resident Faculty at The Centre for Esthetic Excellence, Chicago,USA. He is an Accredited International Trainer for Carl Zeiss Dental Academy.

Jason has achieved Diplomat Status in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons (England). He is on the Editorial Board of The Russian Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and has published numerous articles on adhesive and aesthetic dentistry in both the UK and abroad. He is joint author of “Vertical Margin Finish Lines In Fixed Prosthodontics” (Elsvier, In print)


Dr. Frank Spear DDS, MSD

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Clinton

As co-founder and director of Spear Education, Dr. Spear continues to be recognized as one of the premier educators in esthetic and restorative dentistry in the world. He earned his dental degree at University of Washington in 1979 and an M.S.D. in periodontal prosthodontics in 1982.

Dr. Spear has been recognized by numerous associations for his contributions to dentistry. In 1993, he was awarded the Christensen Award for Excellence in Restorative Education from the Chicago Dental Society. In 1995, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry presented him with a special award for having advanced the art and science of cosmetic dentistry in the U.S. In 1996, he received the Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning from the Seattle Study Club. In 2003, he and colleague Vincent G. Kokich were awarded the first-ever President’s Award for excellence in education from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

In 2004, Dr. Spear earned the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Pacific Lutheran University, where he earned his undergraduate degree. In 2013, he was named Distinguished Alumnus for the University of Washington School of Dentistry. In 2018 he received the first ever Charles Pincus-Ronald Goldstein Lifetime Achievement Award in Esthetic Dentistry from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

In addition to his work at Spear, Dr. Spear is an affiliate professor in the graduate prosthodontics program at the University of Washington. He and fellow Spear Resident Faculty member Dr. Greggory Kinzer maintain a private practice in Seattle limited to esthetics and fixed prosthodontics. In addition to his faculty and practice responsibilities, Dr. Spear maintains a busy lecture schedule, presenting dental continuing education in North America, Europe and Asia.

Dr. Spear belongs to multiple dental organizations, including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American College of Prosthodontics. He is also a past president of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.


Dr. Eric van Dooren

Belgien, Wilrijk

Dr. Eric Van Dooren attended the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, where he received his degree in dentistry in 1982. After graduating he opened a private practice in Antwerp, Belgium, which is limited to periodontics, fixed prosthodontics, and implants. Currently Dr. Van Dooren is a Visiting Professor at University of Liege ( Belgium) and University of Marseille. He is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Van Dooren lectures nationally and internationally, mainly on esthetics, implants and esthetic periodontal surgery.


Dr. Robert Winter DDS

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Irvine

Dr. Winter graduierte 1981 an der Marquette University School of Dentistry und absolvierte 1983 seine Spezialisierung in Prothetik in Milwaukee, Wisconsin am VA Medical Center. Seit 1983 unterhält er eine auf Prothetik fokussierte Privatpraxis, ist Ausbilder bei Spear Education und Miteigentümer von Esthetics by Design, einem kommerziellen Labor, das sich auf schwierige Fälle und hochästhetische Restaurationen spezialisiert hat. Er ist ehemaliger Präsident der American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, der er weiterhin verbunden ist, und ist Mitglied der American Academy of Restorative Dentistry und der American Dental Association. Mit mehr als 900 didaktischen, klinischen und technischen Kursen in über 40 Ländern ist Dr. Winter weltweit als erstklassiger Kliniker, Zahntechniker und Keramikmeister anerkannt. Dr. Winter sitzt in den Gutachtergremien des Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, des International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry und des International Journal of Implant Dentistry. 1991 war er der zweite Empfänger des Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award for Excellence in der restaurativen Lehre, und 2005 wurde Dr. Winter zum Marquette University School of Dentistry Distinguished Alumni of the Year ernannt. Im Jahr 2018 erhielt Dr. Winter den ersten Distinguished Lecturer Award der renommierten American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.


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