North Metro Study Club

Dr. John W. Carey of North Metro Oral Surgery is the president of the North Metro Study Club (formerly known as the Cherokee County Study Club). The North Metro Study Club was founded by Dr. Carey in 2004 and is an affiliate of the nationally known Seattle Study Club. It currently includes 35 members who are specialists from all different areas of dentistry including General Dentists, Orthodontists, Endodontists, Periodontists and Prosthodontists.

Dr. Carey and the members of the club are dedicated to the advancement of team treatment planning and total case management as the ultimate tool for achieving ideal comprehensive care. They have also committed themselves to excellence in their profession as well as in the management of their practices. The North Metro Study Club provides a forum for continuing education, collaboration and discussion amongst dental professionals who practice in Cobb and Cherokee Counties. Dental care is greatly enhanced by the communication offered through this study club.

The North Metro Study Club offers a coherent and comprehensive approach to post-university learning that is different from the traditional continuing education programs that have been offered to dentists. With this approach, dentists gain hands-on experience incorporating a new technique into a specific treatment plan with a given set of real-world parameters. More than 20 CE credits are given each year and the club runs on the academic year and meets monthly. Cases are discussed and renowned guest speakers are flown in from all over the country.

The North Metro Study Club explores important topics such as how to incorporate technological advances into a dental practice to improve patient care and outcomes and how to best meet the demands of the rapidly changing field of dentistry. It also looks at what skills and knowledge will be necessary to help dentists move comfortably into the 20th century. Within the framework of the study club, members have access to an advisory board of experienced clinicians as well as variety of resources and programs.