Great Plains Study Club

The Great Plains Study Club was started by Dr. Oakley in 1997 and is a local chapter of the Seattle Study Club. The Seattle Study Club network is recognized as one of the most advanced continuing education groups for dental professionals in the world. Members participate in hands-on demonstrations, problem-solving workshops, panel discussions and clinical treatment planning sessions. The Seattle Study Club network consists of over 250 affiliated clubs around the world with a combined membership of 6,700 dentists.


The 2023-2024 year has fallen into place quite easily.  It all started when Cherron and I were at Disney World prior to this year’s SSC Symposium in January.  One of our favorite movies is the Pixar movie, Coco.  If you have not seen that movie, you should grab Disney+ and watch it!! The movie is about a young boy and is set in Mexico on Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). It is all about family, history and following your heart and dreams.  The movie is colorful and has beautiful music. So what does Coco have to do with our study club you ask? As the speakers started to fall into place for the year, many of them are NOT clinical. They are a bit more personal and professional development oriented. We kept coming back to the feeling of learning from your peers, from your ancestors and as the one of the main characters in Coco says:  “Seize the Moment”!  So welcome to the 2023-2024 study club year:

We will draw on the beautiful colors, food and traditions of Mexico and Día de los Muertos for our upcoming study club year. We hope that in the end, we all take some time this year to “Seize the Moment” and improve our lives and the lives of those around us!





.Any doctor who chooses to be part of the Great Plains Study Club is a conscientious devotee to the field of dentistry and should be commended for their continued commitment to their professional development and education and quality care of their patients. GPSC is a comprehensive, continual and collaborative learning program for this community.