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  clinical expertise, and enhance patient outcomes.

    Study Club Dates 

    September 4, 2019: Treatment Planning and Phasing a Comprehensive Case
    October 16, 2019:
    Remove and Implant vs. Remain and Restore
    November 13, 2019: Root Resorption—An Interdisciplinary Approach
    December 5, 2019: Biologic Width Violations, Over Prepared Teeth and Legal Considerations in Taking Over a Case
    February 5, 2020: Diagnosing and Treating Excessive Gingival Display

    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

    Meetings, unless otherwise notified, take place Wednesdays in the first floor conference room at the above address at 6:30 pm.

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