Daniel T. Spears, DDS
I grew up here in Palm City, attended the University of Florida and dental school in North Carolina, then returned to serve the people and area I love.
Being a dentist, for me, is more than fixing teeth; it’s seeing and caring for the whole person, understanding what you need and expect, and finding the ideal approach to your individual concerns.
Dentistry demands that I am an attentive listener, skilled communicator, and creative problem solver. Incorporating technical know-how, in-depth knowledge, and proven, conservative treatment, along with the crucial calm and gentle chairside manner, allows me to help others enjoy a better quality of life.
There is a lot of personal and professional satisfaction that comes from helping people. I like taking something that isn’t right and fixing it: making sure I have delivered the finest quality of care as well as lasting results. My greatest reward is a patient’s happiness and their spontaneous smile at the end of a visit!
Education and Professional Affiliations
I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Florida, where I graduated with honors and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. I attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, and obtained my Doctorate of Dental Surgery with honors.
One of the most fascinating aspects of dentistry, I find, is the continual advancement of the profession. Rigorous research leads to new methodologies, materials, and technologies, which change patient care, diagnostics, treatment planning, and procedures.
I stay current on the latest evidence-based developments through continuing education, and incorporate proven, minimally invasive options into the practice. This ensures I can provide patients with the best treatments and predictable outcomes.
I am an active member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- Atlantic Coast District Dental Association
- Seattle Study Club
These organizations offer numerous opportunities for me to further hone my skills and stay at the forefront of developments in the profession. In addition to courses focused on general dentistry, I have completed many hours on approaches to cosmetic dentistry and recently completed an in-depth course on dental implant restorations.
I truly love the Palm City community and feel it is essential to contribute to making this a thriving, healthy area for all. It is a joy to be part of Operation Christmas Smile, which provides free dental work in the community. I also volunteer with the Christian Community Care Center, which offers free dental treatment for qualified people in need.
Beyond the Office
I love being with family — I have two daughters and a son — and I love being on the water or in it. Some of my favorite times are spent traveling with loved ones, and with luck those travels include fishing, spear fishing, and diving!