What is the Perth Seattle Study Club?

The Perth Seattle Study Club is focused on the local interests and needs of its members, backed by the resources of the Seattle Study Club network. Clinicians have access to leading dental authorities in a variety of fields through presentations at meetings, articles and cases published in the Seattle Study Club Journal and participation in Seattle Study Club web sessions.

The Perth Seattle Study Club adheres to the underlying goals of the Seattle Study Club that promote and advance the following:

  1. Interdisciplinary treatment planning as the foundation of ideal, comprehensive care for patients.
  2. Peer-based, ongoing learning in the context of the Seattle Study Club model as the most efficient and effective way for dentists in the field to enhance their understanding of basic and advanced techniques and technologies, and to improve their ability to treatment plan and treat complex cases in the interdisciplinary setting.
  3. Commitment on the part of dentists to achieving their full professional potential in becoming “complete clinicians” — those who are able to marry the science and the art of dentistry to deliver the highest and most beneficial level of care to their patients.
  4. Enthusiasm and passion in dentists for the profession of dentistry, and a true understanding of the immense benefits dentistry can provide to patients seeking improvements in their health and beauty.
  5. Professional camaraderie and the sharing of knowledge between and among dentists, and the development of a professional and personal support network within the context of the study club.
  6. A “university without walls” based on a comprehensive continuing education curriculum incorporating all aspects of clinical, didactic and academic learning.

Once a year, the members and Directors of Affiliate Clubs are invited to the Seattle Study Club National Symposium. This multi-day educational extravaganza features presentations by top clinicians from around the world, as well as treatment planning workshops and seminars designed to enhance personal and practice growth. It draws approximately 900 people, of which, about half are dentists practicing all over the United States, Canada and Australia.