Dr. Joseph Spina has been practicing and teaching dentistry since 2002. At his practice in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Dr. Spina has become known for providing an extremely high level of general, implant, and cosmetic care while teaching the next generation of exceptional dentists at the University of Pennsylvania and Abington Memorial Hospital.
He began his education at Villanova University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. From there, Dr. Spina attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine as a Dean’s Scholar where he graduated in 2002 in the top 5% of his class. After completing his residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (JSMC), Dr. Spina continued to study advanced prosthetic and implant dentistry.
In 2013, Dr. Spina completed his implant surgical and prosthetic dentistry training at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Spina is one of the few dentists who is trained in both the surgical and prosthetic phases of implant therapy. Because of the amount of education, research, and procedures Dr. Spina has completed, he was awarded a Fellowship in the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists). Fellowships are awarded nationally to very few dentists and this distinction sets Dr. Spina apart as one of the countries premier implant dentists.
In addition to maintaining a full time practice in Wayne, Dr. Spina maintains a teaching position at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. In 2003, Dr. Spina was asked to join the faculty at Penn, where he shares his knowledge with dental students. Most recently, He received an appointment to the Department of Oral Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania where he treats patients with multiple complicating medical conditions. In 2007, Dr. Spina joined the staff of Abington Memorial Hospital where he is an attending dentist in Department of Dentistry.
Currently, Dr. Spina continues to study dentistry at the Spear Center for Dental Education in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Dawson Academy for Advanced Dentistry in St. Pettersburg Fl., and at the Columbia University Implant Study Group at Columbia University in New York City.
Dr. Spina has received the Quintessence award in Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania Achievement Award in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, as well as been named to the Matthew Cryer Society and the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Society. Dr. Spina has also been named to Main Line Magazine’s List of Top Dentists several times, most recently in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Villanova University – Bachelor of Science in Biology – Magna Cum Laude
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine – Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Dental Residency Certificate
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine – Dental Implantology
Affiliations & Memberships
University of Pennsylvania – Clinical Faculty Member
Abington Memorial Hospital – Attending Dentist
International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) – Fellow
Academy of General Dentistry