In our continuing pursuit of excellence in dental care for our patients from Phoenix, Glendale, and Scottsdale, Dr. Donald Wilcox and his professional team at DesertSmiles have joined a small number of advanced practices in the valley, including speacialists, for a year long advanced level of training through the Spear Dental Institute, located in Scottsdale. The Study Club will train in advanced treatment planning for complex cases, cosmetic dentistry, specialty coordination, and implant dentistry. These are just a few of the areas that will be advanced throughout the year. Actual cases being treated by participants are reviewed each meeting for critique and collaberative solutions. Approximately 100+ hours of continuing education will be involved. This is in addition to the several other courses Dr. Wilcox and his staff regularly attends such as the recent Perio Protect annual meeting, the recent Western Regional Dental convention, the latest in infection control and OSHA guidelines, and the monthly Arrowhead Study Club. For well over a decade Dr. Wilcox has participated in several hundred hours of advanced continuing education at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. This new endevor will add to and reinforce his vast knowlege of dentistry from another respected source in the industry, insuring we are providing our fantastic patients the best available dental care.