Spear Education, Scottsdale, Ariz, a dental continuing education provider, has acquired Novato, Calif-based Pride Institute, a practice management consulting firm.

The acquisition is aimed at strengthening Spear’s Practice Solutions platform, introduced in 2017, and its overall educational content for dental professionals.

The Spear-Pride announcement comes in advance of the 10th annual Spear Summit, taking place September 13 to 15, 2018, at the Spear Campus and Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort.

Pride CEO Amy Morgan will serve as a member of Spear Resident Faculty and teach practice management courses both online and at the Spear Campus.

“Pride Institute is one of the most respected names in practice management,” said Rezwan Manji, president of Spear. “Their approach to dental consulting aligns perfectly with Spear’s philosophy and Practice Solutions consulting model. We are excited to incorporate Pride Institute’s decades of knowledge and expertise to help our clients and their teams achieve their practice goals.”