Study Clubs

Dedicated to the Advancement of Dental Implant Science and Periodontal Care

As evidence of Drs. Fava and Levine’s passionate commitment to the field of dental implantology and periodontics, they have been instrumental in establishing various study clubs to help fellow practitioners in the field keep up on the latest research, treatment protocols and practice management. Each of these clubs is described in more detail below.

  • The Philadelphia Tri-State Area ITI Study Club

    Established in 1980, the International Team for Implantology has become the largest independent academic organization in implant dentistry and the related field of tissue regeneration. In 2007, Dr. Levine established the Philadelphia Tri-State Area ITI Study Club as an extension of the organization’s mission to constantly improve treatment methods and outcomes for the benefit of patients. Learn More.

  • The Greater Philadelphia Dental Hygiene Study Club for Advanced Learning

    The Greater Philadelphia Dental Hygiene Study Club for Advanced Learning was created to provide a vibrant, continuous learning environment that will further the careers of its members and advance the future of Dental Hygiene.  It is open to Registered Dental Hygienists, EFDAs and CDAs in the Greater Philadelphia Area.  Learn More.


    Dr Philip Fava manages a SPEAR Study Club.  The study club is dedicated to providing its members with excellence in continuing education through meetings and presentations. With the objective of constantly improving treatment methods for the benefit of our patients, we actively promote the “Team Approach” of sharing knowledge and expertise. The Study Club meets locally up to eight times a year to collaborate on actual cases, improve their clinical expertise, and enhance patient outcomes.

    Study Club Dates

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 – Kick off meeting
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – Luis: Poorly Placed vs. Well Placed Implants
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – Mary Jane: Crowded and Worn Dentition
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 – Functional Treatment Planning
    November 8-9, 2018 – Group Trip to Spear, Scottsdale, AZ
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 –
    Sanci: Esthetically Demanding Patient
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – Jane: 30 Years of Latrogenic Care
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – Managing Anterior Single Tooth Implants
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 – Fundamentals of Clinical Photography


    Philip L. Fava II, DMD, MDS
    Einstein Center One, Suite 211-212
    9880 Bustleton Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19115
    Phone: 215.677.8686
    Fax: 215.677.7212

    Spear Education Adviser: Mathew Blaser,
    Study Club Coordinator: Donna Kelly,
    Referring Partners’ Liaison:  Debra Zumoff,