Center for Oral Maxillofacial & Facial Cosmetic Surgery
2101 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
Dr. Spera is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
The Center for Oral, Maxillofacial and Facial Cosmetic Surgery is dedicated to treating the needs of patients in Delaware, nearby Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Dr. Spera and his experienced staff are committed to providing the best care possible. We will make every effort to answer all questions and make your visit comfortable and relaxing. We remain fully committed to our mission, and providing patients with the most advanced and highest level of maxillofacial and facial cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Joseph Spera is an experienced and dedicated surgeon who strives for excellence in all aspects of patient care. Dr. Spera is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with many years of post-graduate training. After receiving his doctorate degree from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, he went on to complete a two year residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospitals and Clinics. It was here that he developed knowledge in treating the medically compromised; patients with head and neck cancer and the immunocompromised. During his two years at UNC, he spent time at Duke University’s F.G. Hall Laboratory and Hyperbaric Oxygen facility, studying hyberbaric medicine and osteoradionecrosis of the maxillofacial region. Upon completion of his training there, Dr. Spera was accepted into an internship program at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital. During this time, he was mentored by distinguished surgeons and professors Drs. Stuart Kline and Robert Marx, and he developed an interest in complex maxillofacial trauma, bone biology and reconstruction of the maxillofacial skeleton. After the completion of his surgical internship, Dr. Spera completed an accredited 4 year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Dr. Spera was then accepted into an approved fellowship program by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery at the prestigious Fischer Institute in Rome, Italy, where he was mentored by the world renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Giorgio Fischer. After successful completion of this fellowship, Dr. Spera was recruited by Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where he became a clinician educator and assumed the rank of Assistant Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology in the Section of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery. During his time at Dartmouth he was also on the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and an active consultant to the New Hampshire Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic.
Dr. Spera now maintains a full and expanded private practice in Maxillofacial and Facial Cosmetic Surgery in Wilmington, Delaware. His clinical interests include facial cosmetic surgery maxillofacial trauma, pathology, reconstructive surgery and corrective jaw surgery. Dr. Spera is on staff in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry at Christiana Care Health System, St. Francis Hospital and Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware and in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he is actively involved in resident training and education. Dr. Spera also has a faculty appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Jefferson Medical College.
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons,
Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and Member
Member, The American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery