Meet Dr. Stephen Springer
On Being a Dentist
Being a dentist means having the privilege and honor of treating patients in a meaningful way. It gives one the sense of great achievement and deep meaning in life. To serve others to this degree is truly a gift.
My profession allows me to truly help people. Moving patients out of pain, assisting them in developing a beautiful smile, and restoring their ability to chew comfortably, can have an impact on all areas of their lives. I am able to do this, and so much more, every day.
What I have learned from my patients has enriched my life in a way far more powerful than I thought was possible. I respect who they are as individuals, and am honored by the trust they place in me and our team. Getting to know them personally, and developing relationships that often become friendships, is professionally and personally fulfilling.
My Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
My Doctorate of Dental Surgery was awarded by the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, formerly known as the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. During dental school I was selected as a team member of Operation Smile to educate and volunteer our services to the dental students and good people of Hanoi, Viet Nam. This was the first dental mission ever for Operation Smile.
After dental school I promptly enlisted with the U.S. Public Health Service as a commissioned officer, and was stationed at the Blackfeet Indian Hopital in Browning, MT.
I’m passionate about furthering my education. Oral healthcare is a field with constant developments in techniques, materials, and technology. My patients rely on me to offer the best treatment options available. Continuing education ensures I am able to do so.
Throughout the year I participate in many continuing ed courses, including advanced surgery, restorative dentistry, and implant placement and restoration. This means I can treat advanced cases right here in our practice. Having complete control of the treatment sequence eliminates errors and confusion, and streamlines the treatment process, which saves my patients time, money, and worry.
- American Dental Association
- Pennsylvania Dental Association
- Lancaster County Dental Society
- Spear Study Group
I was raised in Ephrata and now live in Lititz. My wife Chris and I have been married for more than 20 years. I have two sons: Aaron is a student at Colorado State University and Christian is at Warwick High School. When I’m not working, I love chasing big fish with a fly rod, or skiing with my family out west.
Personally, I’m passionate about my faith, my family, and my friends. I’m also a foodie who cares about our environment.