As a Florida native, Dr. Spear loves having the opportunity to serve her community in a patient-centered environment. She is passionate about restoring her patients’ oral health using modern dental technologies while providing education to continue maintaining their health well into the future.
By providing both traditional braces and clear aligner treatments, Dr. Spear can coordinate her patient’s comprehensive orthodontic and general dentistry needs all in one convenient location.
Dr. Spear graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and cell science and a minor in business administration from the University of Florida. She then continued at UF, where she graduated cum laude with a Doctor of Dental Medicine.
Before graduation, Dr. Spear was chosen by UFCD faculty for her high scholarship and character to be inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honors society. Other awards She received as a dental student include Excellence in Clinical Periodontology and the pediatrics award.
Dr. Spear considers herself a lifetime student and enjoys attending continuing education courses to learn about the most up-to-date techniques and materials. She is also a member of the American Orthodontic Society, the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the West Coast District Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
When she is not in the office, you can find Dr. Spear spending time with her husband, Mark, her son, Landon, and her dogs, Paige and Walter. The Spear family loves calling Tampa home. They enjoy spending time at the beach, hiking, cheering on the Gators and Tampa sports teams, and enjoying outdoor activities in the Florida sunshine!