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  • Spear Education Grant

    Application Deadline: July 15, 2020


    The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (Foundation) is a non-profit 501c (3) organization. The purpose of the Foundation is to advance the profession of dental laboratory technology by addressing industry driven needs and providing solutions that are relevant and accessible to dental technicians and other members of the dental team.

    Spear Education, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, brings you dentistry’s most transformative learning through lectures and seminars, hands-on workshops, online education, patient education, team education and study clubs.

    Grant Overview

    Recognizing the need for increased accessibility to higher education in dental laboratory technology, Spear and the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology have partnered to bring you the Spear Education Grant.

    The Spear Education Grant will award two Spear Educational Seminars and three Spear Online Memberships at no charge. The charge for a Spear Educational Seminar would typically be $1,695 per seat, and the charge for a Spear Online Membership would be $2,748; however, due to Spear’s generosity, the grant recipients will have these fees waved.

    Spear two-day seminars provide solid, fundamental concepts, systematic treatment planning and proven steps for achieving predictable clinical results. There are seven (7) different seminars to choose from, including Interdisciplinary Management of Esthetic Dilemmas, Demystifying Occlusion, Treating the Worn Dentition, and more. For a full listing and detailed information on the available seminars, please click here.

    With a Spear Online Membership, you will gain instant 24/7 access to Clinician Education, Patient Education, Team Training, Lobby Videos and more.


    1. In order to be eligible for this grant an applicant must be actively working in the dental laboratory technology profession.

    2. Sitting members of the NADL Board, NBC Trust, or FDLT Trust are not eligible as individuals to apply for or win grants/scholarships offered through the Foundation.

    3. The Spear Education Grant winner(s) must attend the seminar/join within one year of being awarded the grant. No extensions will be given.

    4. The Spear Education Grant winner(s) of the Spear Educational Seminars will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations

    5. The Spear Education Grant winner(s) will be required to provide the Foundation with a headshot and testimonial (web video submission or typed submission on letterhead paper) about receiving the grant, attending the course, and how this experience will positively impact his/her DLT career, prior to funds being released.

    6. No cash will be provided to the grant recipient. If the recipient fails to use the grant or cannot make their scheduled course date, they will forfeit their grant.

    7. The Spear Education Grant winner(s) will not be eligible to receive this grant two years in a row.

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