Steven Spitz, DMD, Massachusetts Dental Society Vice President. Steven Spitz, DMD, would have chosen a career with animals if he were not a dentist. He was an animal science major at UMass Amherst en route to becoming a veterinarian before he shifted his focus to dentistry. An opportunity to work for the summer with his uncle, Dr. Richard Lipman, a general dentist in Boca Raton, FL, gave him insight into his love of dentistry. “I fell in love with how he [Dr. Lipman] developed relationships with his patients and how he helped people smile, stay out of discomfort, and changed lives,” Dr. Spitz shared.After graduating from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, he trained in his prosthodontics specialty at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Boston Veterans Association. In 1997, Dr. Spitz opened his practice, Smileboston Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, recently celebrating its 26th anniversary. Since undergrad, Dr. Spitz has been continuously involved in Alpha Omega International Dental Society, including International President, and is proud to play a role in The Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program, which provides free oral health care to Holocaust survivors in need across the United States.
Dr. Spitz states that the best advice he ever received was from a mentor, Dr. John Kois, who told him to “Never say no to an opportunity.” He believes that following this advice has allowed him to become the dentist on record with the Academy of Sports Dentistry for the Boston Red Sox and the dentist on call, caring for the oral health of the animals at Zoo New England, incidentally, connecting back to his love for animals. An active MDS Metropolitan District Dental Society member, Dr. Spitz serves as the vice president on the MDS Board of Trustees. In his spare time, he likes to be in his “happy place” on a boat in the water. He enjoys time with his wife, Laurie, and their three young-adult children, Hayden, Jocelyn, and Kayla, when they are available.
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