Dr. Allison Spera grew up in Tucson, Arizona and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, graduating magna cum laude. After completing her undergraduate degree Dr. Spera obtained a master’s degree in physiological sciences at the University of Arizona studying neurologic injuries.
Dr. Spera attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona where she discovered her passion for pediatric dentistry. She continued her dental education by completing her pediatric dental residency at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. During Dr. Spera’s residency, she received advanced training in caring for medically complex patients and those with special healthcare needs. During this time she also received a master’s of science in dentistry degree for her research that studied outcomes of office-based anesthesia, and obtained a minor in child psychology. Upon completion of Dr. Spera’s pediatric training, she was honored to receive the prestigious Ralph. E. McDonald Scholar Award for outstanding performance in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Spera is excited to be back in sunny Arizona where she is committed to providing high quality dental care to the families of the West Valley. In her free time she enjoys traveling and participating in the numerous outdoor activities Arizona has to offer such as hiking and skiing.
Dr. Spera is currently an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.