Dr. Paul Spaeth


    Dr. Spaeth grew up in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and graduated from southeast Missouri State University.  He graduated from  the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 1980. He was awarded the prestigious "Gold foil operator" award for excellence in operative dentistry for his class.  He has sought out and attended some of the most respected post graduate continuing educational programs in the country including the complete continuums of the L.D. Pankey Institute in Florida and Creating Restorative Excellence (CRE) in Seattle.

  He has been selected as one of the "Best Dentists in America"  by a peer review process.  He is also listed as a member of "Who's Who in executive and professionals".  He is a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona State Dental Association, and Southern Arizona Dental Association.  He has been active at the state and local level with the Association helping with the council on Continuing education, assisting in the planning of the state dental meeting, the Peer review committee,and past president and director of the Southern Arizona Dental Study Club.  He is the past president of one of the local Lions Clubs (Leones De Las Montanas), past president of "Young Arizonans Charting a Healthier Tomorrow" (YACHT) club that raised money for St. Josephs' hospital.  He has volunteered since 1980 at St. Elizabeths' of Hungary dental clinic taking care of underpriveledged and needy dental patients, and also Donated Dental Services( a national program).

   In his spare time, he enjoys all kinds of sports including golf, skiing, scuba diving, hiking, biking, fishing, and camping. He is also a very avid amateur photographer.  He
has  been married to his wife Jan Mills Spaeth since 1988.  She is the owner of Advanced Jury Research a legal consulting firm in Tucson, Az.





Bonnie Jakob is our office manager.  She has been with us since 2001.  She started out in the dental field in 1977 in Nebraska as an assistant in the same office for 13 years!  Over the years she has learned alot about dentistry including lab work and  the insurance industry (she worked for an insurance company doing dental claims). She has 17 years experience as an office manager here in Tucson.  Bonnie loves getting to know all our patients and their families and continues to help out in the back with Dr. Spaeth when needed.

When not at work she enjoys quilting, cross stitching, knitting and her favorite pastime camping with her husband Jake and the two labs in their RV.  They have between them five adult children and thirteen grandchildren with plenty of pictures  to proove it!
Deborah Gentile is our full time hygienist in the practice.  She has only been in the office for 20 years!!  She grew up in Merion Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Hygiene in 1973.  She moved to Tucson with her Husband, Ed Gentile, a psychiatriast, in 1987.  They have two beautiful daughters.  Hilary lives in San Diego where she works as a marketing/event coordinator.  Brooke is a freshman at the University of Az. Deborahs' goal is to take the best care of our patients that she possibly can.

When not in the office, she can be found spending time with her three"doggies".  She also loves working the garden and knitting.

Melanie Burros joined our practice in August
of 2015.
Diane Teegarden has been a part time hygienist in our practice since 2000.
Bonnie Swain is our 2nd assistant and helps out in the front at reception area.  She has been an assistant for 28 yrs.  She grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and recently moved to tucson.  She loves the weather!
When not at work she enjoys refinishing furniture, crafting, and decorating.  She also enjoys taking care of 2 rescue dogs and 2 papillions.