We are very excited to announce that Lone Star Dental Seminars (LSDS) has achieved the 2019 Vincent G. Kokich Study Club of the Year Award! With over 260 Affiliate Clubs worldwide, composed of the highest-caliber dental professionals, it is an incredible honor for our study club to be recognized in this way.
The LSDS study club, led by our very own Dr. Robert Naples, represents our practice’s ongoing commitment to education and professional development. Excellence, innovation, communication, experience, and collaboration are core values in our practice, and this award represents each of those values. We received the wonderful news while in Phoenix, Arizona attending the 27th annual Seattle Study Club Symposium.
Symposium is an event that is near and dear to our hearts (and one that Dr. Naples never misses) so getting this award was the cherry on top of a great weekend!
Lone Star Dental Seminars (LSDS) is an affiliate of the parent organization Seattle Study Club. LSDS is dedicated to cultivating excellence in comprehensive dentistry. The organization does so by providing a diverse, supportive community for individuals to pursue professional and personal development.
Dr. Robert J. Naples founded LSDS and has been the club’s director since 2004. The club aims to provide members with opportunities for collaboration, learning, and fun through cutting-edge programming. Dr. Naples works with the study club coordinator to create valuable and engaging events related to dentistry and oral surgery.
These programs result in strengthened relationships within the dental community as well as better outcomes for patient care.
The first award was given in 1998. This year marks the 24th award given for Study Club of the Year. The designation recognizes exceptional Study Club Affiliates for their:
Dr. Naples accepted the award with great pride and a big smile. We want to thank all of our study club members, LSDS coordinator Rachel O’Brien, and the entire Naples Team. We couldn’t have done it without your hard work and dedication to excellence.
“Congratulations on the Study Club of the Year honor! Your commitment to excellence and continued personal/professional improvement has always inspired me to strive for the best version of myself, and your ability to push the right buttons to motivate me when needed has been invaluable.”
-Dr. David Hennington
“I am so proud to be a part of a group of people with a common goal of excellence and continued learning. You have led this club so well and have been so generous with your resources, time and talents as a surgeon, dentist and mentor.”
-Dr. Ryan Roberson, DSD
“The collaboration of Dental Specialists and General Dentists has been most helpful in treatment planning and providing a multi-disciplined approach to our patients’ healthcare.”
-Dr. Kent Macaulay DDS, FICD
“He definitely has pushed each of us to be the best version of ourselves for the benefit of our patients. Personally, I am a better clinician, better team leader, and a better person for my family by being a part of this study club.”
-Dr. Paul M. Lounsberry, Jr. DDS, PA
Seattle Study Club, Inc. is an international network of doctors interested in furthering their knowledge to provide excellent care to each and every patient that comes into their practice. There are over 260 clubs in the network located in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Each club meets regularly for interactive educational programs, discussion on the latest developments in dentistry and presentations by world-renowned clinical speakers. These meetings provide a forum for each member doctor to discuss and plan cases with the collective knowledge of the entire group.