Steven D. Spitz, DMD is founder and principal of Smileboston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, a Boston-based dental office specializing in full-mouth dental care. Smileboston has two locations, Brookline and on the South Shore of Massachusetts. A Prosthodontist, Steve received his Prosthodontic Certificate through the VA/Harvard School of Dental Medicine, completed a general practice residency through Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital/VA and received his DMD through Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He served as clinical professor of prosthodontics in the post-graduate prosthodontic department at Harvard, has been involved in research at Tufts University studying bond strengths of laser treated tissues, and has been a hands-on teaching site for dental students who take part in the APEX program for Boston University for many years. Dr. Spitz's dental concentration is in the complete treatment of dental implants and laser dentistry; specifically with Biolase as a hands-on member of the testing and development team of new and updated lasers. He also offers sedation dentistry and is the only Prosthodontist on the East Coast certified in the Pinhole Technique specifically for gum regeneration. Dr. Spitz is the dentist on record with the Academy for Sports Dentistry for the Champion Boston Red Sox, International Editor on the Board of Alpha Omega Dental Organization, Vice President on the Board of Directors of Bright Spirit Children's Foundation, Financial Director of Metropolitan Massachusetts Dental Society, and is a member of Veterinary Dentistry Advisory Committee helping to shape the future of the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation, (PEIVDF) giving dental care to large (and small) animals in sanctuaries and zoos around the world. Dr. Spitz is also the dentist on call for Zoo New England's Stone and Franklin Park Zoo. Steve has been married to his wife, Laurie, for 25 years and has three children, two rescue dogs, a bird and a bearded dragon.
At Smileboston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we believe that creating and maintaining a natural, healthy and attractive smile can and should be a comfortable experience. That can only happen in an open, caring and educational environment, and that is what we strive daily to provide for our patients. Utilizing laser dentistry and conscious sedation, as well as complete dental implant treatment, has allowed Smileboston to become known as the office to be comfortable in and to send your friends.
Teeth Noneruption With Maxillary Hypoplasia and Genu Valgum
Tempormandibular Joint Pain
Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Restoration of Dental Implants
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Massachusetts
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
Harvard University School Of Dental Medicine-Prosthodontic Degree
Medical School | Graduated 1997
Tufts University School Of Dental Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1994
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
Jackson Memorial Hospital-General Practice Residency
Other Education | Completed 1995
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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