Founded by Dr. Kwon, the NH Study Club for Excellence in Dentistry is affiliated with the Seattle Study Club network, an international collaboration of dentists dedicated to promoting excellence in comprehensive dentistry. The NH Study Club for Excellence in Dentistry is a group of New Hampshire and Vermont dentists who enjoy sharing ideas, discussing treatment concepts and learning from leading experts. Clinicians within the Seattle Study Club organization are motivated to learn more and achieve a higher level of comprehensive care for their patients. During each academic year, clinicians meet regularly and complete a total of eight modules, covering various cutting-edge topics in dentistry. Furthermore, we share the same philosophy on continuing education:

  1. Neither ideal learning nor ideal dentistry can be attained by a random exposure to various techniques and treatment modalities, even if those techniques, taken individually, represent “state-of-the-art” treatment. Rather, the highest and most beneficial knowledge and treatment results from total case management—an appreciation of the “big picture” and a true understanding of the role any given technique or treatment plays in that picture.
  2. Through “hands-on” experience in clinical sessions, club members enhance their treatment planning skills and learn how to bring an “expert’s” touch to the type of cases they treat every day.
  3. Learning with and from one’s peers in a structured and supportive environment is the most effective way to master the challenges posed by the dental profession. The study club provides a forum for a comprehensive curriculum incorporating all aspects of clinical, didactic and academic learning.
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Meet the Team

Dr. Tae Kwon

DIRECTOR & FOUNDER:
TAE H. KWON, DDS, MMSC

Dr. Yen

CO-DIRECTOR:
HOWARD H. YEN, DMD

Rahul C. Tase, DMD, MS

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:
RAHUL C. TASE, DMD, MS

Lori

COORDINATOR:
LORI RECTOR

2022-2023 Academic Year Program Schedule

Treatment Planning with the Experts
“Recovering Lost Ground: Uncovering the Essentials?”
Author: Dr. Jonathan Esquivel
Presented & Facilitated by Dr. Tae Kwon & Dr. Howard Yen

High Intensity Learning
“Implant Overdentures: Diagnosis, Implant Positions and Execution”
Author: Michael Scherer
Presented & Facilitated by Dr. Tae Kwon & Dr. Howard Yen

Enhancing Your Business
“Does Your Office Bucket Have Holes? Re-thinking In-Office Systems to Increase Productivity and Decrease Stress”
Author: Dr. Sam Bakuri
Presented & Facilitated by Dr. Tae Kwon & Dr. Howard Yen

Evening Lecture Series 1
“Occlusion 101 to 911 – Keeping Your Restorations and Reputations Intact. Part II”
Presenter: Dr. Michael Melkers

Rescued Mission Treatment Planning
“An Anterior Esthetic Conundrum”
Author: Dr. Todd Schoenbaum
Presented & Facilitated by Dr. Tae Kwon & Dr. Howard Yen

Evening Lecture Series 2
“From Macro to Micro Esthetics”
Presenter: Dr. Courtney Lavigne

Evening Guest Lecture 3
“Everyone’s Right, Everyone’s Wrong: Airway in the Dental Practice
Presenter: Dr. Courtney Lavigne

Demo / Hands-on Sessions
“Digitally Driven Composite Bonding”
Author: Dr. Augusto Robles
Presented & Facilitated by Dr. Tae Kwon & Dr. Howard Yen
Participants need to provide their own curing light, composite instruments and loupes

Collaborative Debate
“Clear Aligners vs. Conventional Orthodontics”
Authors: Drs. Rebecca Bockow and Drew Ferris
Presented & Facilitated by Dr. Doug Wilson

Collaborative Debate
“Save or Extract”
Authors: Drs. Wael Garine, Silvia La Rosa, Todd Schoenbaum, and Hooman Zarrinkelk
Presented & Facilitated by Dr. Tae Kwon & Dr. Howard Yen

Evening Lecture Series 4
“Stop Wishing, Start Expecting”
Presenter: Greg Tice

Time: All Sessions are held on Thursday Evening (Start time: 5:30pm)
Place: Courtyard by Marriott / Keene Country Club

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Meet the Members

Dr. Bowman

Dr. Bowman

General Dentist

BOWMAN DENTAL

Dr. Choi

Dr. Choi

General Dentist

PERRY FAMILY DENTAL CARE

Dr. Cielinski

Dr. Cielinski

General Dentist

CIELINSKI FAMILY DENTAL

Dr. Drower

Dr. Drower

General Dentist

DROWER DENTISTRY

Dr. Filip

Dr. Filip

General Dentist

KEENE SMILES DENTAL

Dr. Gurwell

Dr. Gurwell

General Dentist

PERRY FAMILY DENTAL CARE

Dr. Hancock

Dr. Hancock

General Dentist

DROWER DENTISTRY

Dr. Hansen

Dr. Hansen

General Dentist

WELNAK DENTAL

Dr. Hastings

Dr. Hastings

General Dentist

HASTINGS DENTAL HEALTH

Dr. Hoang

Dr. Hoang

General Dentist

PERRY FAMILY DENTAL CARE

Dr. Tae Kwon

Dr. Kwon

Periodontist

MONADNOCK PERIO AND IMPLANT CENTER

Dr. Le

Dr. Le

General Dentist

PERRY FAMILY DENTAL CARE

Dr. Ledoux

Dr. Ledoux

General Dentist

LEDOUX FAMILY DENTAL

Dr. Lor

Dr. Lor

General Dentist

MONADNOCK DENTAL ASSOCIATES

Dr. Matthews

Dr. Matthews

General Dentist

HORIZON DENTAL ASSOCIATES

Dr. Moll

Dr. Moll

Endodontist

NH ENDODONTICS

Dr. Perry

Dr. Perry

General Dentist

PERRY FAMILY DENTAL CARE

Dr. Rediske

Dr. Rediske

General Dentist

WEST RIVER FAMILY DENTAL

Dr. Ross

Dr. Ross

General Dentist

KEENE FAMILY DENTAL

Dr. Sahakyants

Dr. Sahakyants

General Dentist

CENTRAL NEW ENGLAND ENDODONTICS

Dr. Welnak

Dr. Welnak

General Dentist

WELNAK DENTAL

Dr. West

Dr. West

General Dentist

SUZANNE WEST, DMD

Dr. Wilson

Dr. Wilson

Orthodontist

WILSON ORTHODONTICS

Dr. Wirant

Dr. Wirant

General Dentist

WIRANT DENTAL

Dr. Wullbrandt

Dr. Wullbrandt

Pediatric Dentist

CHILDREN’S DENTAL CARE

Dr. Yen

Dr. Yen

Periodontist

MONADNOCK PERIO AND IMPLANT CENTER

Dr. Yang

Dr. Yang

General Dentist

HORIZON DENTAL ASSOCIATES

Dr. Zhao

Dr. Zhao

Pediatric Dentist

WEST RIVER FAMILY DENTAL