Dr. 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.
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 has also achieved the award of Fellow of The Academy of General Dentistry. This is an honor bestowed on fewer than 7% of dentists.
Dr Spath has made implant treatment a focal point of his dental practice. He has taken extensive implant education with the North Orange County Implant Group, BioHorizons Implant Systems, and Dental XP.
It is Dr. Spath’s desire and ethical duty to provide the best preventative and operative care to each patient that entrusts their dental care to his expertise.
Dr. Andrew Spath and Dr. Douglas Hauck share a dental office where celebrities such as Koby Bryant, Reese Witherspoon and many others seek the premiere cosmetic and restorative dentistry. The office was renovated in 2008 with the latest technology and equipment. Our patient’s comfort is a very high priority. Each room is equipped with flat screen televisions with Direct TV so that movies and television can be watched during procedures. All x-rays are taken digitally creating time efficiency and reduction to 1/10 the amount of radiation from standard radiographs. It is truly a relaxing dental experience.
More About Dr. Andrew Spath
I became a dentist because:
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.
My favorite thing about being a dentist is:
It has been a blessing that my favorite hobby and my work have become one in the same. Dentistry allows me to perform art, help people improve their lives, and meet amazing individuals on a daily basis. It is extremely important to me to build trust with my patients. I realize that there is a dentist for everyone and patients’ options are unlimited. The one thing that you can be assured of is that I will treat you as if you were my mother, brother or best friend. I will be proud of every bit of dentistry that leaves my office. I want to know that my patient will have comfort, function, and aesthetic which will contribute to their quality of life for many years to come. It is my goal that every patient is a patient for life.
My promise to my patients is:
The treatment received at my practice will be carried out FIRST and FOREMOST for the good of each patient. Every patient will be treated as if they were a family member. All dentistry will be carried out exercising the ultimate care, judgment, and professional skill. Expect a preventative and conservative diagnosis with the expertise to restore comfort, function, and aesthetic with longevity.
I give back to the community by:
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 dentist I love to:
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.