MEET THE SPECIALIST

Dr. Stephen Spano is a licensed and board-certified periodontist. He focuses on treating periodontal (gum) disease and related conditions as well as oral rehabilitation through gum and bone grafting and the

placement of dental implants. He completed his Periodontics Specialty training and Master’s of Science (Periodontology) degree at the University of Toronto. His research focused on the development of a novel surgical technique to correct gum loss between teeth and was published in the journal Clinical Advances in

Periodontics. Recognizing the value of universal training he then proceeded to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the highest certification in periodontics and dental implant surgery. Prior to specializing, Dr. Spano was a general dental practitioner. He completed an undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences at the University of Western Ontario and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree with honours from the University of Toronto. He also completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital for advanced dental and surgical training.

Dr. Spano was born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario and has been working as a Periodontist in Toronto. However, it’s always been his goal to move back to his join his family and serve the Southwestern Ontario community. This has finally become a possibility with the opening of Southpoint Periodontics in Tecumseh.

Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Spano is actively involved with his professional group. He has taught at the University of Toronto as a part-time clinical instructor. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCDC) and a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Ontario Society of Periodontists, Academy of Osseointegration and Ontario Dental Association. In his free time, he enjoys hockey, soccer, volleyball and golf. He also loves to travel, play piano and snowboard.