Meet The Doctor

Oral Surgeon Anthony M. Spina, DDS, MD

Anthony M. Spina, DDS, MD Dr. Spina has been in private practice in the Chicago area since 1999. He is a graduate of St. Viator High School, Loyola University, Loyola University School of Dentistry (magna cum laude), and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed both his oral and maxillofacial surgery specialty training as well as two full years of general surgery training at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Spina completed a one-year fellowship specializing in facial cosmetic surgery in Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Spina began his career in 1997 as an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He spent two years as an academic oral and maxillofacial surgeon training residents and dental students. He has lectured extensively at both the local and national level and has devoted many hours to research. He is published in numerous journals and current textbooks.

Dr. Spina is an active member of organized dentistry and medicine on both a local and national level. His committee experience includes the following:

  • Illinois State Board of Dentistry – Member and Chairman
  • Current Procedural Terminology Advisor (CPT) for the American Dental Association – American Medical Association CPT Advisory Panel
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Committee on Health Care and Advocacy – Chairman
  • Parameters of Care Subcommittee on Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
  • Delegate for Illinois
  • Priorities Task Force / Strategic Plan
  • North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners (NERB)
  • Examiner
  • Steering Committee
  • Credentials Committee – Chairman
  • Assignment Committee
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • REAP Fundraising Program – Chairman
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons National Insurance Company (OMSNIC)
  • Board of Directors
  • Claims Committee
  • Advisory Board
  • Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Anesthesia Committee
  • Councilman
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery In training Examination – Test Question Author

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Diplomate, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
  • He has been certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advance Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support. He is also a certified instructor for Basic Life Support.

Professional Affililiations:

  • Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Chicago Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • American Medical Association          
  • Illinois Medical Society
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • Fellow, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Illinois Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Dental Honor Society)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society)

Awards and Honors

2013 Committeeperson of the Year
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Presented at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting Opening       Ceremony – Orlando, Florida
2010 Ambassador Award
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation
Presented at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony – Chicago, Illinois
1999 “Weak Side Help Award”
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Presented by Robert D. Marciani, D.M.D.
1999 Faculty of the Year, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Class of 1999
1998 Faculty of the Year, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Class of 1998
1990 Fixed Prosthodontic Award, Class of 1990, Loyola University School of Dentistry in conjunction with the American Equilibration Society
1990 General Dental Practitioner Award, Class of 1990, Loyola University School of Dentistry in conjunction with the Academy of General Dentistry
1990 Salutatorian, Class of 1990, Loyola University School of Dentistry
1990 Magna Cum Laude Graduate, Class of 1990, Loyola University School of Dentistry
1990 Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Pi Chapter (Dental Honor Society), Loyola University School of Dentistry
1990 Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society)
1990 Dental Centennial Recipient, Loyola University School of Dentistry
1990 Recipient of Russo Trust Fund Grant, Loyola University School of Dentistry
1989 Recipient of Russo Trust Fund Grant, Loyola University School of Dentistry
   

Dr. Spina’s clinical interests include dentoalveolar surgery including the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, general anesthesia and IV sedation, dental implants and associated bone grafting procedures, dental and facial trauma, facial reconstruction, oral pathology, and the correction of facial deformities (orthognathic surgery).

Dr. Spina is married with three children.