Meet Anthony M. Spina, MD, DDS

Oral Surgeon in Park Ridge IL

Anthony M. Spina, DDS, MDA highly skilled, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Spina has spent years delivering exceptional care that meets the highest standards of Park Ridge community and surrounding suburbs. Dr. Spina is also a leader, an instructor, and an educator in the community of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (leading professional associations and instructing fellow surgeons).

In his 25 years as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Spina developed and refined a patient-focused approach to oral and maxillofacial surgery designed to deliver the highest quality results. His approach and the quality of his results have earned Dr. Spina the highest acknowledgement possible in a surgical specialty – the recognition of his fellow surgeons.

Dr. Spina is frequently been called on to provide leadership for national and local organizations such as: the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; the Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; and the Chicago Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, among many others. These prestigious organizations call upon Dr. Spina for his expertise as an instructor and educator, teaching best practices in oral and maxillofacial surgical techniques and patient safety.

Dr. Spina is an accomplished clinical researcher and published author in professional journals and textbooks currently used for training and education in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Spina is a caring physician, respected for achieving exceptional results in oral and maxillofacial surgery. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Spina, please contact Chicago Surgical Specialists at Chicago Surgical Specialists Phone Number 847-268-3910.

Unique Education and Specialized Training

A graduate of Loyola University, Loyola University School of Dentistry (magna cum laude), and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Dr. Spina completed both his oral and maxillofacial surgical specialty training as well as two full years of general surgery training at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Spina also completed a one-year fellowship specializing in facial cosmetic surgery in Gainesville, Florida.

Before entering private practice in 1999, Dr. Spina began his career in 1997 as an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. There he spent two years as an academic oral and maxillofacial surgeon training residents and dental students.

Leadership and Membership in Professional Associations

Dr. Spina is an active member of professional associations at a national and local level. His leadership experience and professional memberships include:

  • Illinois State Board of Dentistry – Member and Chairman
  • Current Procedural Terminology Advisor (CPT) for the American Dental Association – American Medical Association CPT Advisory Panel
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • Committee on Health Care and Advocacy – Chairman
    • Parameters of Care Subcommittee on Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
    • Delegate for Illinois
    • Priorities Task Force/Strategic Plan
  • North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners (NERB)
    • Examiner
    • Steering Committee
    • Credentials Committee – Chairman
    • Assignment Committee
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation
    • Board of Directors
    • REAP Fundraising Program – Chairman
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons National Insurance Company (OMSNIC)
    • Board of Directors
    • Claims Committee
    • Underwriting Committee
    • Advisory Board
  • Fortress Insurance Company
  • Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • Anesthesia Committee
    • Councilman
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Training Examination – Test Question Author

Professional Certifications and Membership in Professional Societies

Dr. Spina is a member of – and certified by – the following professional organizations:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Diplomate, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
  • Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Chicago Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Illinois Medical Society
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • Fellow, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Illinois Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Dental Honor Society)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society)

Dr. Spina is also certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advance Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support and is a certified instructor for Basic Life Support.

Awards and Honors

Dr. Spina has received awards and recognition from the following organizations:

2019
Top Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Chicago Magazine
2019
Arcolian of the Year
Arcolian Dental Arts Society
2018
Torch Award
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation
2013
Committeeperson of the Year
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
2010
Ambassador Award
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation
1999
“Weak Side Help Award”
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
1999
Faculty of the Year, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Class of 1999
1998
Faculty of the Year, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Class of 1998
1990
Fixed Prosthodontic Award, Class of 1990, Loyola University School of Dentistry in conjunction with the American Equilibration Society
1990
General Dental Practitioner Award, Class of 1990, Loyola University School of Dentistry in conjunction with the Academy of General Dentistry
1990
Salutatorian, Class of 1990, Loyola University School of Dentistry
1990
Magna Cum Laude Graduate, Class of 1990, Loyola University School of Dentistry
1990
Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Pi Chapter (Dental Honor Society), Loyola University School of Dentistry
1990
Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society)
1990
Dental Centennial Recipient, Loyola University School of Dentistry
1990
Recipient of Russo Trust Fund Grant, Loyola University School of Dentistry
1989
Recipient of Russo Trust Fund Grant, Loyola University School of Dentistry

Dr. Spina’s surgical interests include the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, general anesthesia and IV sedation, dental implants and associated bone grafting procedures, dental and facial trauma, facial reconstruction, oral pathology, and the correction of facial deformities (orthognathic surgery).