Joseph LaSpisa, DDS
Dr. Joseph LaSpisa’s practice is limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Joseph LaSpisa received his Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University in 1980. Dr. LaSpisa graduated from Loyola University, Chicago College of Dental Surgery in 1984. He was the recipient of the American College of Stomatologic Surgeons Award in 1984 and clinical honors in oral surgery in 1983 and 1984.
Following dental school, he continued his education at Foster G. McGaw Hospital, Loyola University in a GPR (General Practice Residency). He was accepted into the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program at Cook County Hospital. The next 4 ½ years were spent at Cook County Hospital, University of Illinois Hospital, West Side VA, and Michael Reese Hospital. The last year he served as Chief Resident at each hospital. Training included rotations in anesthesiology, general surgery, internal medicine, plastic surgery, surgical intensive care, facial trauma surgery and a wide scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery including TMJ and dental implants.
Dr. LaSpisa has been in private practice since 1990. His certifications include Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Advanced Trauma Life Support.
His memberships include American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American Society of Dental Anesthesiology, International College of Osteointegration, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Illinois Dental Society, American Trauma Society and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. LaSpisa has given multiple presentations and lectures through his professional career and has been published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.