Dr. Joseph Spera, DMD
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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery | Male

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The Center for Oral, Maxillofacial and Facial Cosmetic Surgery is dedicated to treating the needs of patients in Delaware and nearby Pennsylvania. Dr. Spera and his experienced staff are committed to providing the best care possible. We will make every effort to answer all questions and make your visit comfortable and relaxing. Our team is dedicated to providing our patients with the most advanced technology and care available. We remain fully committed to our mission, and providing patients with the highest level of oral, maxillofacial and facial cosmetic surgical services.

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Dr. Joseph Spera is an experienced and dedicated surgeon who strives for excellence in allaspects of patientcare. Dr. Spera is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with many years of post-graduate training. After receiving his doctorate degree from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, he went on to complete a two year residency in Hospital Dentistry and Oral Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospitals and Clinics. It was here that he developed knowledge in treating the medically compromised; patients with head and neck cancer and the immunocompromised. During his two years at UNC, he spent time at Duke University's F.G. Hall Laboratory and Hyperbaric Oxygen facility, studying hyberbaric medicine and osteoradionecrosis of the maxillofacial region. Upon completion of his training there, Dr. Spera was accepted into an internship program at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital. During this time, he was mentored by distinguished surgeons and professors Drs. Stuart Kline and Robert Marx, and he developed an interest in complex maxillofacial trauma, bone biology and reconstruction of the maxillofacial skeleton. After completion of his internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Dr. Spera returned to Philadelphia, where he was accepted into a four year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. While he received training in the full and expanded scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he was mentored by Dr. Lionel Gold, one of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery's most notable figures. While in training at Jefferson, Dr. Spera recognized and developed a need to further his interest in cosmetic facial surgery. Dr. Spera was then accepted into an approved fellowship program by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery at the prestigious Fischer Institute in Rome, Italy, where he was mentored by the world renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Giorgio Fischer. After successful completion of this fellowship, Dr. Spera was recruited by Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where he became a clinician educator and assumed the rank of Assistant Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology in the Section of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery. During his time at Dartmouth he was also on the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and an active consultant to the New Hampshire Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic. Dr. Spera then returned to Philadelphia and became a full time attending at Albert Einstein Medical Center, part of the Jefferson Health System, maintaining an academic practice and serving as interim program director at Einstein. Dr. Spera now maintains a full and expanded private practice in Oral, Maxillofacial and Facial Cosmetic Surgery in Wilmington, Delaware. His clinical interests include facial cosmetic surgery, implantology, maxillofacial trauma, oral pathology, reconstructive surgery and corrective jaw surgery. Dr. Spera is on staff in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry at Christiana Care Health System, St. Francis Hospital and Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware and in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he is actively involved in resident training and education. Dr. Spera also has a faculty appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Spera is a Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and Member, the American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery.

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based on 10 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Spera's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
Wilmington, DE |
Excellent experience, I had noticed that the doctor was voted best of Delaware on at least 8 occasion. I highly recommend him to friends and family.
in Chadds Ford, PA |
Very disappointed with experience. Wish we used the oral surgeon recommended by our dentist instead.
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Dr. Joseph Spera is an experienced and dedicated surgeon who strives for excellence in allaspects of patientcare. Dr. Spera is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with many years of post-graduate training. After receiving his doctorate degree from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, he went on to complete a two year residency in Hospital Dentistry and Oral Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospitals and Clinics. It was here that he developed knowledge in treating the medically compromised; patients with head and neck cancer and the immunocompromised.

During his two years at UNC, he spent time at Duke University's F.G. Hall Laboratory and Hyperbaric Oxygen facility, studying hyberbaric medicine and osteoradionecrosis of the maxillofacial region. Upon completion of his training there, Dr. Spera was accepted into an internship program at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital. During this time, he was mentored by distinguished surgeons and professors Drs. Stuart Kline and Robert Marx, and he developed an interest in complex maxillofacial trauma, bone biology and reconstruction of the maxillofacial skeleton. After completion of his internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Dr. Spera returned to Philadelphia, where he was accepted into a four year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

While he received training in the full and expanded scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he was mentored by Dr. Lionel Gold, one of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery's most notable figures. While in training at Jefferson, Dr. Spera recognized and developed a need to further his interest in cosmetic facial surgery. Dr. Spera was then accepted into an approved fellowship program by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery at the prestigious Fischer Institute in Rome, Italy, where he was mentored by the world renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Giorgio Fischer. After successful completion of this fellowship, Dr. Spera was recruited by Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where he became a clinician educator and assumed the rank of Assistant Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology in the Section of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery. During his time at Dartmouth he was also on the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and an active consultant to the New Hampshire Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic.

Dr. Spera then returned to Philadelphia and became a full time attending at Albert Einstein Medical Center, part of the Jefferson Health System, maintaining an academic practice and serving as interim program director at Einstein.

Dr. Spera now maintains a full and expanded private practice in Oral, Maxillofacial and Facial Cosmetic Surgery in Wilmington, Delaware. His clinical interests include facial cosmetic surgery, implantology, maxillofacial trauma, oral pathology, reconstructive surgery and corrective jaw surgery. Dr. Spera is on staff in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry at Christiana Care Health System, St. Francis Hospital and Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware and in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he is actively involved in resident training and education. Dr. Spera also has a faculty appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Jefferson Medical College.

Dr. Spera is a Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and Member, the American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery.

Dr. Spera's Care Philosophy

The Center for Oral, Maxillofacial and Facial Cosmetic Surgery is dedicated to treating the needs of patients in Delaware and nearby Pennsylvania. Dr. Spera and his experienced staff are committed to providing the best care possible. We will make every effort to answer all questions and make your visit comfortable and relaxing. Our team is dedicated to providing our patients with the most advanced technology and care available. We remain fully committed to our mission, and providing patients with the highest level of oral, maxillofacial and facial cosmetic surgical services.

Dr. Spera's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Delaware not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Belotero® Injection
  • Botox® Injection
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Implant
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Xeomin® Injection
  • Dermal Filler
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Implant Surgery
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Jaw Implant Surgery
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Neck Lift
  • Perlane® Injection
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane® Injections