Meet Dr. Elizabeth Spence
Dr. Elizabeth Spence loves practicing dentistry because she feels it is the perfect balance of science and art. Dr. Spence grew up in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition. She completed her dental education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine from which she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Spence found nutrition to be a natural transition to dentistry because of the whole body connection between oral health and systemic health. She finds joy in helping patients meet their oral health goals whether they are general, restorative, or cosmetic. She strongly believes in educating patients about how their oral health affects their overall health and how signs of systemic health can be evident in their oral condition. She believes well-educated patients make the best decisions and, therefore, commits herself to spending time with each patient to ensure all treatment options are fully understood.
Dr. Spence is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, and American Dental Society. She attends study clubs, seminars, and participates in hands on workshops every year through the Spear Institute to ensure she is always providing her patients with the highest quality care possible.
When not practicing dentistry Dr. Spence cherishes her time spent with her family. Dr. Spence and her husband, Adam, met in dental school and are the proud parents of three adorable children, Nora, Amelia, and William, and a very energetic but lovable Wheaton Terrier, Sammi. In her rare free time, Dr. Spence enjoys reading, yoga, and traveling.
“I believe that quality care is the result of communication and teamwork between the patient and the dental care team. I love working with my patients to give them the healthy and happy smiles they deserve.”