University of Illinois School of Dentistry
Periodontics means “around the tooth,” and Dr. Michael Spektor is all about diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases that affect the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Our co-founder taught Periodontics for a quarter of a century at the University of Washington Dental School, all the while maintaining a successful dental practice and helping his wife Wendy Shultz Spektor start and raise a family.
In fact, it was at the University of Washington where he received his Periodontics degree, after picking up his Doctorate in Dentistry from the University of Illinois School of Dentistry. Here, then, is your opportunity to learn a little bit more about another one of the premiere dentists at Spektor Dental.
Spektor Dental: What compelled you to pursue a career in dentistry?
Michael Spektor, DDS: I considered dentistry at a time when the basic science research and medical component to oral health was beginning to emerge. The importance of oral health to the total health of the individual, and the ability to help people, own a small business and still be around to help raise a family made dentistry a compelling choice. Besides, my mother wanted a doctor in the family.
Spektor Dental: Which dental school did you attend and what and where did you study as an undergraduate?
MS: I attended the University of Illinois in Chicago for my undergraduate training as well as for Dental School. I did a dental residency at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago and received my certificate in Periodontics from the University of Washington. My years at the University of Washington utilizing a multi-specialty collaborative approach to patient care, created a lifelong paradigm for delivering optimal patient care that prepared me well for my career.
Spektor Dental: What trends in dentistry are you most excited about, and how long before the promise(s) associated with those trends make it to Spektor Dental?
MS: The biggest trend I see is in the field of Continue Reading »