With over 35 years of experience in the private practice of dentistry and the realization that his experience could benefit other members of the dental profession, Dr. Schroder dedicated considerable time and effort to document and organize the presentations that are discussed in this web section.
Initially, his subject matter focused on Biomechanics and Digital Impressioning, as this was his primary clinical interest and a recognized skillset. He has been privileged to present to groups across the United States and internationally. He has presented live patient demonstrations of digital
While the large audience format has been very gratifying, Dr. Schroder’s greatest satisfaction comes from teaching in the smaller, more interactive study club format. The ability to share ideas and bring new information to dentists across the country has been professionally and personally stimulating. In presenting to these groups, it became apparent that there seemed to be a “disconnect” between the knowledge of comprehensive treatment planning and its application in individual practices.
In assessing his own professional development, it became apparent to Dr. Schroder that the relationships he has developed within his own study club and the knowledge gained from expert presentations are one of the principal vehicles enabling him to be the dentist that he is today. He has gained tremendous professional and personal benefit in making a commitment to apply the knowledge gained through this educational format. He recognizes that without the collegiality of the Seattle Study Club, he would likely still be trying to do it all alone. This realization has spawned his interest in promoting and encouraging interdisciplinary treatment in his teaching.