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2019-20 STUDY CLUB ​PROGRAMS will be held at 


12022 Blue Valley Pkwy, Overland Park, KS

Door prizes during the day and happy hour after each program!

September 20, 2019

8:00am to 4:30pm

​Followed by Happy Hour


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Michael Noffze, DDS, MD

​The Digital Age of Dentistry​

Sponsored by Straumann

Course Description

Technology is changing the world of dentistry and our everyday lives. We will explore the impact these innovations have had on the practice of dentistry and dental implant surgery. We will also glimpse into the future of our profession to see how digital workflows will continue to transform the way we provide patient care. This lecture style course will encourage all participants to think about the challenging opportunities before us, and to truly evaluate them for their ability to improve the lives of our patients, and to enhance our great profession.


  1. Fluff or real stuff? We will evaluate technologies currently available in dentistry to see if they are hype or truly relevant to patient care.
  2. We will explore a practical method to evaluate dental technologies.
  3. We will see how dental implants have become more predictable from placement to restoration, thanks to the digital workflows.
  4. We will examine the impact technology has had on infection control within the dental profession.
  5. We will evaluate ways to leverage technology to grow out practices. 
  6. Specific technologies we will explore: cone beam CT’s, dental scanners, lasers, virtual treatment and surgery planning, digital communication systems, dynamic versus static guided surgery, and novel diagnostic aids.

About Dr. Noffze...

Dr. Michael Noffze is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in private practice in Fargo, ND. He practices the entire scope of the specialty including: pathologic, cosmetic, traumatic, and reconstructive surgery. He received his training in oral and maxillofacial surgery from the Mayo Clinic.  He also received his medical degree from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine as well as a certificate in preliminary general surgery. Prior to entering his residency program, he attended Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he earned his dental degree with highest distinction.
He is currently a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Dental Association and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Noffze is the director of one of the largest dental study clubs in the United States.

​February 28, 2020

8:00am to 4:00pm

​Followed by Happy Hour


Health Centered Dentistry in the Digital World

presented by Kevin Kwiecien, DMD, MS

About Dr. Kwiecien...

Dr. Kwiecien graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry in 1995 and holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration. He has more than 25 years of private practice experience with most of those years overlapping in academia. Before joining Spear Education full-time from 2014 - 2017, Dr. Kwiecien served as assistant professor of restorative dentistry at Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry where his roles included director of the university’s faculty dental practice, as well as course director of pre-clinical fixed prosthodontics and co-course director of advanced restorative concepts. Dr. Kwiecien’s dedication to high-level continuing education began with Dr. Frank Spear in 2001. Shortly thereafter, he completed the curriculum at the L.D. Pankey Institute. He has over a decade of national and international lecturing and workshops. Dr. Kwiecien is an adjunct faculty member at Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine, directing the practice management curriculum. He also serves as faculty member at the L.D. Pankey Institute and dedicates the majority of his time as the owner of K Squared Facilitation and Dental Education, facilitating long-term health for the practice, team, and patient.

Study Club FAQs

What is Study Club?

Study Club is an optional continuing education series offered to Fifth District Members and ADA Members. Study Club tuition fees are separate from ADA/KDA/Fifth District annual membership dues paid through the KDA (or applicable constituent society) and may be purchased a la carte per meeting or prepaid through a Study Club Season Membership.

What is Study Club Season Membership?

Any current ADA member is eligible to purchase the Study Club Season Membership by prepaying for both 2019-20 programs at a reduced rate. 

What if I am a Life or Retired Member?

A special rate is available for ADA Active Life, Retired and Retired Life Members that purchase a Study Club Season Membership. Life and Retired members that choose not to purchase the Season Membership will be charged the regular ADA pay-per-meeting tuition fee.

What if I am a recent graduate?

Fees are prorated based on graduation year.

What is the cost to attend Study Club?

(All prices include lunch) 

Fifth District Member​ ADA member whose primary practice is located in Kansas counties Franklin, Johnson, Linn, or Miami: $500

Associate Member ​ADA member outside Fifth District boundaries: $500

Recent Graduates Prorated based on year of graduation (level determined by ADA)

  • First full calendar year after graduation: Free
  • Second calendar year after graduation: $125
  • Third calendar year after graduation: $250
  • Fourth calendar year after graduation $375

Active Life, Retired, or Retired Life ADA member with Active Life, Retired, or Retired Life status through the ADA/KDA (or applicable constituent/component society): $100


  • Any ADA Dentist not purchasing Season Membership: $350 per meeting, including meal
  • Non-ADA Dentist: $350 per meeting, including meal
  • Dental Team Member: $50 per meeting, including meal