Dentsply Sirona Endodontics has Partnered with Spear Education
TULSA, Okla., October 26, 2018 – Dentsply Sirona Endodontics has partnered with Spear Education, a national leader in dental continuing education, to offer endodontists a unique opportunity to grow their practice and become more successful at finding work-life balance.
The goal of the unique partnership, according to Kim Livesay-Brownell, Dentsply Sirona’s endodontic segment manager, has been to give doctors the tools and skills they need to increase revenue, spend fewer days in the office, or both.
“We thought this was a missing link in the endo community,” she said. “We want to help endodontists achieve a better work-life balance while continuing to grow their business.”
Spear Education has a proven track record in the dental community with a strong reputation as an education-driven company striving for better patient care and better profitability and work-life balance for clinicians.
“We have incredible energy and excitement for our program, Mastering the Exceptional Specialist Practice for Endodontists. We are equally excited to be partnering with Dentsply Sirona Endodontics to help bring a practice growth and leadership development course to endodontists and their teams,” said Dr. Steve Ratcliff, executive vice president for business development at Spear Education. “As world leaders in continuing education, we only partner with companies who share our values of helping dentists pursue and achieve great dentistry. We are passionate about helping specialists flourish in the changing dental market and to create an expansive and loyal referral base.”
Because of that focus, Dentsply Sirona felt it made sense to arrange a partnership to help bridge this gap in course offerings to endodontists. Spear was equally excited to add endodontics to its list of dental practice consulting and training and has worked with numerous opinion leaders in the endodontic industry to build and offer relevant courses as part of the program.
The first Master’s Program course was offered in August, 2018 and featured a growth strategy seminar focused on helping endodontists in several core areas, including broadening their referral base, having a good understanding of their practice’s capabilities, leadership skills and training for them and their staff, and understanding systems that can ensure practice growth.
In addition to that valuable training, doctors receive continuing education credit for the course. Spear Education is designated as an approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry, and the programs are ADA CERP certified. Its continuing education programs are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit.
Dentsply Sirona’s new partnership with Spear is a win for everyone, not just endodontists. With Dentsply Sirona serving as a partner for the endodontic courses, the company’s sales team is well positioned as a valuable resource that can offer endos a partnership program with one of the nation’s leading continuing education providers. It also serves as an opportunity to cement important customer relationships, provide additional products and be a real resource to help endodontists grow their practices.
“We always like to bring value to customers, who often struggle with wanting to grow their business but they don’t know how to do it,” said Livesay-Brownell. “To the extent we can, Dentsply Sirona helps them do that by providing them quality products and helping them manage their inventory. But we also want to help them grow their practice while still having time to enjoy their family. In the end, if they’re successful then we’re successful.”
About Spear Education
With its campus and headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, Spear is one of the world’s most respected providers of multi-platform continuing education and practice growth resources for dental professionals. Spear was founded in 2007 with a mission to help dentists and their teams achieve “Great Dentistry.” The company has grown to become a leading source of comprehensive tools, training and support that enables dentists to reach their highest clinical and business potential. More information: www.speareducation.com.
ABOUT DENTSPLY SIRONA:
Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with over a century of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. As The Dental Solutions Company™, Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better, safer and faster dental care. Dentsply Sirona’s global headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. Visit www.dentsplysirona.com for more information about Dentsply Sirona and its products.