Heraeus and Spear Education Collaborate to Enhance Learning

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, April 19, 2011— Two leading companies recently announced a strategic collaboration aimed at enhancing the educational experience and clinical proficiencies of dental professionals.

Heraeus, the worldwide leader in advancing dental esthetics and overall dental wellbeing, and Spear Education, the preeminent provide of dental continuing education, announced that they have established an agreement to work together.  Through the collaboration, Heraeus will support Spear Education’s comprehensive hands-on workshops with its prestigious and synergistic brand of products including Venus® low-stress composites, Gluma® densensitizers, Flexitime® Impressions Systems and iBond® bonding solutions.  Heraeus’ products have earned an industry-wide reputation for empowering dental professionals to provide patients with the most natural-looking restorations while respecting a healthy and conservative approach to clinical dentistry.

Spear Education’s students will be the main beneficiaries of the collaboration. “The integration of Heraeus’ products into our hands-on workshops provides our students with an opportunity to work with best-in-class restorative and esthetic products,” says Kaleim Manji, President, Spear Education.

Spear Education’s comprehensive course offerings run the gamut from seminars to workshops to live patient experiences. Courses are held at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, which offers dental professionals the latest in advanced dental education in an exciting, state-of-the-art learning environment. The 65-thousand square foot facility is a world-class continuing education venue, hosting renowned faculty who provide the latest in programs, seminars and hands-on training for dentists from all disciplines.

“We’re proud to be associated with Spear Education,” says Christopher Holden, President, Heraeus Kulzer, North America. “They have a masterful curriculum, gifted instructors, and an environment that is ideal for advanced learning,” he adds.

Heraeus and Spear Education each have a deep commitment to esthetic and restorative dentistry. For over 150 years, Heraeus' colleagues have worked across established and emerging markets to advance the field of oral esthetics as well as develop treatment solutions to problems that impair everyday good oral health.  Spear Education is the pinnacle of advanced clinical education providing dental professionals with the ability to think critically and creatively; to work cooperatively with colleagues and dental technicians; and to adapt to the evolving use of new products and materials in restorative and esthetic dentistry.

For more information on Heraeus, visit www.heraeusdentalusa.com or call (877) 431-1785. For more information on Spear Education or its course offerings, visit www.SpearEducation.com or call (866) 781-0072.

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