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As an experienced board certified specialist in periodontics, Dr. James D. Spivey provides traditional mucogingival, resective, and regenerative periodontal surgeries. He routinely performs dental implant care from a simple single tooth replacement to the most complex sinus lift, bone grafting, and full arch dental surgery. Dr. Spivey's passions include providing high quality, innovative periodontal services to the surrounding communities and professional services to national dental organizations. His goals involve working with the dental community to expand the concept of interdisciplinary health care, which encourages dentists and physicians to collaborate with periodontal specialists to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. This emphasizes the importance of providing the best quality oral health care to his patients through education, collaboration and communication. Experience: Professor in Periodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He spent time teaching dental implant surgery to residents and worked in the faculty dental practice. Held co-chair of the Interdepartmental Dental Implant Team at the University of Iowa Introduced several new implant systems to the Periodontal department at the University of Iowa, while providing interdisciplinary periodontal services throughout the dental college Experienced in extracting wisdom teeth, providing biopsies and intravenous sedation Clinical instructor at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan
Dr. Spivey is an experienced educator and dental practitioner. He has worked as a clinical instructor teaching dental students in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan subsequent to graduating from dental school. This experience included extracting wisdom teeth, providing biopsies, and intravenous sedation. After completing a postdoctoral masters degree at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, he was appointed professor in Periodontics. He taught dental implant surgery to residents and worked in the faculty dental practice. In addition, he mentored, published and presented several classifications of dental research. At the University of Iowa he was co-chair of the Interdepartmental Dental Implant Team and introduced several new implant systems to the Periodontal department, while providing interdisciplinary periodontal services throughout the dental college. Since 1995, Dr. Spivey has been in full-time private practice in Portsmouth, NH.