About Dr. Andrew Spath | Newport Beach Dentist
r. Spath has made it his highest priority to continue his education and study with some of the most respected dentists in the United States. Dr. Spath completed his undergraduate education at UCSB, and continued on to the prestigious University of the Pacific where he completed a Doctorate in Dental Surgery in an accelerated 3 year program. Dr. Spath’s is currently clinical faculty and lecturer at the UCLA School of Dentistry teaching in the Department Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Spath also has the honor of being a calibrated member of the Peer Review Counsel of the California Dental Association.
Under world-renowned dentist and educator John Kois, he is a graduate of the Kois Center completing courses in full mouth reconstruction, occlusion, implants among many other topics. As a member of the R.V. Tucker Gold Study Club, Dr. Spath has been educated extensively on the use of gold; the ultimate level of microdentistry. Gold has been determined to be the longest lasting of all materials. Dr. Spath is also actively involved in his local Spear Study Club which is a worldwide society where dental specialists and general dentists interactively exchange ideas.
Became A Dentist
As the son of a dentist I always saw the enjoyment that patient-care brought to my father and decided to follow in his footsteps. There is nothing I enjoy more than dealing with people on a daily basis with the added bonus of coming home everyday knowing, big or small, that I helped someone.
Giving Back To The Community
It is every citizen’s responsibility to give back in some form. One way I have given back is through an organization called the Flying Samaritans. We are a group of pilots, physicians, nurses, contractors, and dentists who fly to several clinics that we have set up in Baja California. We spend a few days in the clinics performing restorative care, oral surgery, and medical care. These patients do not have the means or access to dental or health care. They are extraordinarily appreciative of everything we do for them. This has been among the most rewarding experiences of my career.
We give back on a more regular basis by providing dental care for children and young adults of the Orangewood Foundation. Orangewood is a foundation that helps foster, abused, and homeless children become productive members of society. These individuals have often had significant neglect to their oral health. We regularly provide dental care to these individuals free of cost.
When I’m Not Being a Newport Beach Dentist
I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. My hobbies include surfing, cross fit, and spearfishing. When summer come around I love making trips to Catalina. I also enjoy watching my Ohio State Buckeyes (I am from Ohio). And to be honest I view dentistry as my favorite hobby and often spend my free time watching a dental procedure online or reading journals.