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The Fee for Service Dentist Podcast

Welcome to the Fee for Service Dentist Podcast!

May 19, 2021

About Dr. Carmen Burke:

Dr. Burke obtained a dental degree in Colombia, her native country, where she practiced for ten years. In 2008, she moved to the United States and attended Loma Linda University Dental School in California, where she graduated with a DDS.  She is certified with the Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine Association. Dr. Burke has also received in-depth training in ozone therapy and the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART certified). In addition she continues to be an active member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral medicine and toxicology) and Holistic Dental Association (HDA).

Dr. Burke has merged her love of holistic health and dentistry. Her philosophy is to educate every patient in order to provide awareness of the importance of maintaining good oral health, as the immune system starts in the gut, and the gut starts in the mouth. Consequently, every material placed in the mouth will affect the overall health. Dr. Burke has a conservative approach to dentistry; she believes in not over diagnosing or doing more than necessary. She promises to treat her patients how she would her family. In addition, she is an advocate of continuing education in conventional and holistic dentistry in order to offer her patients the latest and safest materials, procedures and  technology.

She currently lives in Boulder with her husband and two young children. Together they enjoy Colorado and all the outdoor activities it has to offer. Dr. Carmen Burke is a caring, gentle holistic and family dentist, who loves to establish strong and long lasting relationships with kids and adults.


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About Dr. Sonny Spera

Dr. Sonny Spera graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1981. With a four-year basketball scholarship he graduated from Syracuse University in 1985; majoring in Chemistry and Psychology. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He was also the co-captain of the 1984-1985 Syracuse basketball team.

Dr. Spera graduated from SUNY Buffalo Dental School in 1989 in the top 10% of his class. At SUNY Buffalo Dental School he was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Society. He was also UB Graduate Assistant Basketball coach. He currently serves as a part-time faculty member at the college.

Dr. Spera has been in private practice since 1989 and is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the Broome County Dental Society. He is also a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, the BC Dental Society and the BCDS Study Club.

Away from the office, he volunteers with several community organizations, including the Elks Club, the Son’s of Italy, the STNY Flyers, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. He is the founder and president of ME Hoops Inc.

Dr. Spera currently resides with his wife Angela, whom he met at Syracuse University, and their three children, Marcus, Erica, and Carla. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, basketball, golf, music and movies.

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