Jul 11, 2021
Dr. Steinberg’s achievements span a wide range of professional and personal activities. Most recently, he was voted again as one of Philadelphia’s top dentists (2010, 2014, 2016-2019)
After attending Temple University for just three years, he was accepted into their School of Dentistry where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In 1980, he received his Doctorate Degree in Dental Surgery and continued his formal training with post-graduate education at West Jersey Hospital’s residency program before entering private practice in Center City, Philadelphia.
In 1997, the Academy of General Dentistry honored Dr. Steinberg with their prestigious Mastership Degree which only 1% of practicing dentists had historically achieved. Again, in 2013, Dr. Steinberg was presented with the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition award from the Academy of General Dentistry (Only 300 other dentists in the country have received this award). In addition, Dr. Steinberg has been educated at both Pankey Institute and Spear Education where he currently teaches as a visiting faculty.
Outside dentistry, he is a caring husband, father and grandfather who is active in his community and several charities. His hobbies include music (guitar, bass and piano) and sports (golf, baseball and Tae Kwon Do). Yet, his favorite hobby is spending time with friends and family, especially his two grandchildren.
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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.
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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