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Director's Note:

Dear colleagues and friends, it is hard to believe that our Southshore Study Club is entering its 26th season. As a university without walls for South King County, we have had lots of fun and have made good memories throughout the years. This study club has served our dental community well and has been a true member's club. Our tradition of pursuing excellence in dentistry and in life will indeed continue.

This year, our focus will be on oral pathology and comprehensive treatment planning. Dr. Dolphine Oda of University of Washington will provide us with three top-notch lectures via Zoom on oral lesions and oral cancer. Our two comprehensive treatment planning sessions will be in-person so our members can share their valuable perspectives and wisdom. In addition to some clinical topics on tooth trauma, orthodontics updates, and clinical pearl sharing, we will end our year in June with a dental legal update. This year's program provides well-balanced learning opportunities for our members. My sincere appreciation goes to our programming committee members Drs. Kyle Blair, Pantea Nazeman, Chris Adams, Kimberly Schlam, JP Zermeno, and our Southshore Hygiene Study Club Director Jackie Le, RDH, for their great contribution in creating this year's program.

I am going to use our club's mission statement to conclude this note and start our 26th year: Together, We Prevail! 

Thank you.

Allen Chen, DDS, MSD, FACD 

Director, Southshore Study Club 





Who We Are

In 1998, when we first started our SouthShore Dental Study Club, we wanted to build a university without walls for our dental professionals in the Renton area. 24 years later, not only did we accomplish this goal; we created a concept which benefits our members and guides them towards greater success. To summarize this concept in one word, it is COMPREHENSIVE.

Club Values

Comprehensive treatment planning has always been our club's core value.  In our safe, friendly, and supportive environment, many of us share our own successful and not so successful cases with our peers in order to learn and to improve.  Our members have become more well-rounded in providing patient care, managing practices, and balancing work and life.  Many new dentists have joined our mini-university to become comprehensive dentists.


Our Program

We will continue this tradition in this year's program and focus on helping our members to use their comprehensive knowledge and ability in dealing with daily clinical challenges. 


Following this comprehensive concept, our SouthShore Hygiene Study Club was created to provide a university without walls for a group of our highly motivated dental hygienists.  This club has become an unbelievable value to our local dental hygiene community.


This year our doctor and hygiene club will learn to grow together more than ever.



2023-2024 PROGRAM


Registration for the SouthShore Study Club and SouthShore Hygiene Club has officially begun.  Space is limited so please register early to secure your spot in our program.


Please note that the DDS and RDH programs share some of the classes but not all, so that we can tailor our program to suit both DDS and RDH interests. 


Classes will be held mainly online via Zoom this year; please see the program pages for class descriptions, dates, times and locations.


Registration is required to attend classes. 

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