Balancing the Art, Science, & Business of Dentistry
Dr. Jeffrey Hoos & Dr. Sonny Spera sit to discuss finding balance in dentistry: Art, Science & Business.
Dr. Hoos is a world renowned dental practitioner. He has invented many successful techniques to provide the best dental experience possible. His philosophy is to provide the highest quality dentistry in a friendly atmosphere. A vital part of this is really taking the time to get to know you and understand your needs. His goal is “teeth for a lifetime” and he goes to great lengths to preserve a person’s natural teeth as long as possible.
Dr. Hoos has been lecturing to dentists nationally and internationally over the last 25 years and continues to do so, teaching advanced techniques as well as the innovative procedures he’s developed.
Dr Hoos has taught and will be teaching Dental Implant Dentistry at the Brush & Floss Dental Center. His vast experience in the placement and restoration of dental implants allows him to pass knowledge to other dentists who wish to provide dental implants for their patients. Brush & Floss Dental Center has been chosen to be a Nobel Implant Teaching Center.
Fear of the dentist changed to a career choice when at age 5, a compassionate, friendly dentist simply listened and understood young Jeffrey Hoos’ terror and calmly explained how he would proceed so that the procedure wouldn’t hurt. To this day, Dr. Hoos remembers and strives to carry that compassion and understanding to all his patients.
• MS degree in Biology from the University of Bridgeport • BA degree in Zoology from Drew University • DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Awards & Affiliations:
• Chosen as a leading national speaker by Dentistry Today for 7 years in a row • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry • Fellow of the International Academy of Implantology • Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics • Block Drug Award for teaching hygiene to the developmentally disabled • One of the first general dentists to receive the prestigious Brånemark certification to surgically place and restore dental implants, in recognition of his clinical excellence • Mentor for Nobel Biocare to teach general dentists to place and restore implants • Doctors from the US and overseas come to the office to learn his methods
Outside of the Office:
Dr. Hoos enjoys fishing, gardening, and relaxing with his wife, Betsy, and their three terrific daughters and two grandchildren.
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About Dr. Sonny Spera
Dr. Sonny Spera graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1981. With a four-year basketball scholarship he graduated from Syracuse University in 1985; majoring in Chemistry and Psychology. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He was also the co-captain of the 1984-1985 Syracuse basketball team.
Dr. Spera graduated from SUNY Buffalo Dental School in 1989 in the top 10% of his class. At SUNY Buffalo Dental School he was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Society. He was also UB Graduate Assistant Basketball coach. He currently serves as a part-time faculty member at the college.
Dr. Spera has been in private practice since 1989 and is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the Broome County Dental Society. He is also a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, the BC Dental Society and the BCDS Study Club.
Away from the office, he volunteers with several community organizations, including the Elks Club, the Son’s of Italy, the STNY Flyers, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. He is the founder and president of ME Hoops Inc.
Dr. Spera currently resides with his wife Angela, whom he met at Syracuse University, and their three children, Marcus, Erica, and Carla. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, basketball, golf, music and movies.
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