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The Fee for Service Dentist Podcast

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Jan 8, 2023

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About Dr. DeLong: 

Dr. Shepard DeLong, DMD, is a biological dentist in Portland, Oregon, USA. He holds a BS from Portland State University, DMD from Oregon Health and Sciences University and he completed a GPR at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since 2010, he has been practicing in the western United States and volunteered internationally in India and Guatemala. He is an active member of the IACOI, IAOMT, HDA, IABDM, and ADA, and serves as a mentor for CDOCS. He has been on the forefront of modern dental medicine as former associate at Mint Dental Works, the first LEED certified, hi-tech, eco-friendly practice in the U.S. He is also on staff at Pure Health Dentistry on the island of Maui, Hawaii. He currently maintains a full-time private practice at Lotus Dental Wellness, which he founded in 2017, offering patients biological treatment options to renew and maintain oral health and whole-body wellness. Dr. DeLong has pursued advanced training and has lectured in the United States and abroad on ceramic implantology, lasers and digital dentistry. His latest project has been the combination of robotic surgery and ceramic implantology. He can be reached at

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. 

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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