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Reopening Campus

What to expect from your visit

With the reopening of the Spear Campus for Spear Workshops, we'd like you to be
aware of how we're working to make the campus experience comfortable and
supportive for all attendees.

During workshops, please anticipate enhanced sterilization protocols that will require attendees to leave the room completely during breaks and, based on some specific workshop exercises, to utilize peroxide/mouthwash solutions.

During your campus visit, you can also
expect Spear staff to:

Take the temperatures of all workshop attendees.

Provide surgical masks and gloves, though attendees can also bring preferred PPE.

Implement safety guidelines for effective social distancing.

Please visit our campus page for more details on upcoming Spear Workshops,
including information on instructors, CE curricula and dates that will work for your schedule.

Campus safety practice and procedures

The sense of added structure to your visit and intake on campus is out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of everyone, including other attendees, faculty and staff.

Upon arrival:

  • Workshop attendees are asked to enter the main building at the Spear Campus through a designated door marked clearly with specific signage.
  • Upon entering the building, temperatures will be taken. Attendees will be asked a set of questions, asked to sanitize their hands and given their mask for the day.
  • The mask provided will be surgical. The goal is to provide level 3, though this will depend on availability.
  • Attendees will then proceed to our registration area while maintaining 6-foot social distancing guidelines in a well-marked area.
  • Sign in will be done via pen and paper and attendees will keep the pen after signing in.
  • Attendees will follow signage and floor directions to lab or breakfast.
  • There will be clear paths for entering and exiting rooms noticeable upon arrival and throughout campus.
  • The elevator will be limited to three people.

During meals:

  • Seating in café will be limited to two guests per table when indoors and four guests per table outdoors.
  • All staff will be checked in following strict protocols that include they wear masks and gloves during their entire shifts.
  • At the main buffet, staff will build plates for guests based on their requests. Guests will be asked to stay 6 feet back by rope and stanchion during service. Plates of food will then be placed onto the end of the buffet line for guests to pick up and a buffet attendant will provide forks, knives, and napkins.
  • Dessert will be served from the main buffet line as well, with the same style of service as above, eliminating a separate self-serve dessert station.
  • The beverage station will have an attendant pouring all beverage (coffee included) into cups with lids and straws as needed, and placed on a table for guests to take.
  • Guests will no longer be allowed to refill a previously used cup. A new cup will be provided for refills.
  • All condiments (for both beverage and food service) will be in individual portion-controlled units. This will include creamers, sugars, salt & pepper, ketchup, hot sauce, etc. All items that were previously used in a sharable bottle/unit will be replaced by individual disposable units.
  • Snacks will be individually wrapped items. Staff will hand out snacks at the main buffet or build baskets of items to be placed in an area of the lab or conference room for guest to help themselves.
  • Reception snack service will be offered to guests in disposable units portioned by an attendant. Items such as nuts will be scooped into a bowl and placed onto the counter for guests to grab one at a time.

During your workshop:

  • Attendees will be seated 6 feet apart.
  • Partitions will be erected between attendees and faculty.
  • Attendees will be asked to respect social distancing when it comes to interacting with team members and instructor.
  • Attendees will follow clearly marked signage and floor directions for entering and exiting the room.
  • During workshops with hands-on exercises that require attendees to work closer than 6 feet apart, attendees are expected to wear PPE and follow recommended handwashing and mouth-rinsing procedures before and after exercises.
  • Attendees will be asked to fully exit during lunch to allow time for sterilization of the room.
  • Attendees will be asked to put papers and computers away prior to exiting the room for sterilization.
  • Snacks for breaks will be prepackaged and we will adjust break times to accommodate for any added sterilization time.

Workshop-specific measures:

Attendance for workshops will be limited to 22-24 attendees,
based on the workshop and lab space.

Facially Generated Treatment Planning - View dates

Prior to exam exercises, attendees will be asked to rinse with a peroxide/alcohol mouthwash solution.

Occlusion in Clinical Practice - View dates

Prior to the appliance exercise, attendees will be asked to rinse with a peroxide/alcohol solutions. Then prior to adjusting appliances, they will be placed in a peroxide/alcohol solution and dried.

Advanced Occlusion - View dates

Prior to the appliance exercise, attendees will be asked to rinse with a peroxide/alcohol solutions. Then prior to adjusting appliances, they will be placed in a peroxide/alcohol solution and dried.

Airway Prosthodontics – Prevent, Control, Resolve - View dates

Prior to exercises, attendees will be asked to rinse with a peroxide/alcohol solutions. Then prior to adjusting appliances, they will be placed in a peroxide/alcohol solution and dried.

After your workshop:

  • Attendees will be asked to exit the lab promptly at the end of workshops to allow for enhanced sterilization procedures.
  • No happy hour will be offered after workshops.

We look forward to
seeing you on campus