(903) 753-0337 444 Forest Square, Suite G, Longview, TX 75605

ADA-CERP Provider

Each year, a minimum of 35 hours are provided for our membership.

World-Class Speakers

We are honored to have hosted world-renowned dental educators.

Doctors & Staff Welcome

Build your team, enhance leadership ability and follow-through.

Dr. Chic Bachtel Founding Member Financial Director 1984-1998
Dr. Perry W. Hollembeak Founding Member Program Director 1984-1998

Built on a Tradition of Excellence.

Our founding member, Dr. Perry W. Hollembeak, alongside the financial direction of Dr. Charles “Chic” Bachtel, turned a vision and dream into reality when Ark La Tex Academy of Dentistry held its inaugural meeting in September of 1984. Since our humble beginnings, membership has grown to approximately 100 and is comprised mostly of general and family practices, as well as members from all dental specialties. It is our goal and mission to provide the dental community with the highest standards in continuing education, and we strive to stay at the cutting-edge of dentistry’s evolving landscape.

Our History

Become a Member.

Simply put: your patients can benefit from a membership with the Ark La Tex Academy of Dentistry. How? You will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best dental clinicians, communicators, and educators in the world. Best of all, we are an ADA CERP recognized provider. Each year, a minimum of 35 hours is provided for our membership, and we strongly encourage dentists and their staff attend our seminars to instill ongoing improvement throughout your team.

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Become a Speaker.

Some of the best clinicians, communicators and educators in the world have given presentations with Ark La Tex Academy of Dentistry. We pride ourselves on selecting interesting and relevant speakers for our membership to ensure informative, successful seminars. Think you are a good fit and have an insightful topic about an up-and-coming trend in the dental world? Perhaps you champion a unique perspective that would benefit the field of dentistry? We’d love to work with one another and share the stage.

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“I have been fortunate in my lecture career to have had the opportunity to teach in 47 states and 9 countries. I am providing 50+ days of education per year mostly to private dental study clubs. If I am an expert on any topic, it is the quality of dental education. The Ark La Tex Academy of Dentistry has a 32 year history of excellence that very few organizations can match. Dr. Perry Hollembeak's vision of educational excellence has been passed on to the current leadership. The list of Past Speakers is a ‘Who's Who’ of teachers. No group gets more for their educational dollar than Ark La Tex.” Jeff Rouse, D.D.S.

“I have lectured for the Ark La Tex Study Club four times over the past 20 years. It has always been one of my favorite speaking venues. It is a premier study club with was started by a group of visionary dentists many years ago. The club has been successful for so many years because it brings in quality dental educators from all over the world. This results in a group of dentists whose level of knowledge is significantly higher than the average study club group. The Ark La Tex Club is also known among dental educators for its great hospitality.” Bill Robbins, D.D.S.

“There has not been a single thing in my professional life that has developed me more or been more rewarding as a dentist than being part of this unique group of people. I would say to any dentist in this area, and especially to those just starting out, that joining the Academy will be the best thing you will ever do. Speakers come to our group from all over America and without fail they are always amazed and mystified how our little corner of the world has managed to have and sustain such a world class study club. Thank you Perry Hollenbeak and Charles Bachtel, our founders, for leaving such a lasting and meaningful legacy.” Ronnie Hermes, D.D.S.

“I have been a member of Arklatex Academy of Dentistry since 1990 and the financial director/registrar since 1998. There are very few dental study groups that provide the quality of continuing education that the Academy provides.” Clint Bruyere, D.D.S.

“I have been a member of Ark La Tex since 1995. When I consider the quality of speakers, the relationships I have developed, and the knowledge I have gained I am convinced there is no better value for your continuing education than this academy.” Chris Mack, D.D.S.