Dr. Carla J. Spann, D.D.S.
Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry - Dallas, TX.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Duke University School of Engineering – North Carolina
Dr. Carla J. Spann, D.D.S. has great memories of growing up in a small town in New Jersey. She loves that even as Allen has grown, it’s still retained that same ‘small town’ feel.
“As a kid, my dentist lived a few houses down from me,” Dr. Spann recalls. “I went to the same high school that my parents went to. It was nice because everyone knew everyone else. That’s part of why I love Allen. I live here; I work here; my kids play soccer here. There’s a great sense of community.”
Dr. Spann offers a compassionate and conservative approach to dentistry. She believes that patient education is paramount to success in both resolving and preventing oral health issues. She also practices a team approach to general dentistry, coordinating the execution of complex dental treatment plans in close communication with dental specialists and her patient's medical physicians as needed. She is particularly skilled in helping fearful patients relax during their dental care and is certified to provide sedation for these patients when necessary, as well.
“My definition of conservative goes beyond not over-treating patients, but preserving tooth structure, taking preventive measures to reduce tooth decay and providing all options to patients,” she explains. “I encourage them to restore their teeth rather than extract them, whenever possible.”
Dr. Spann is a devoted mom of two boys, Carson and Cameron, who attend Lucas Christian Academy. Dr. Spann is also the proud daughter of the late Calvin J. Spann, who is an original Tuskegee Airman Pilot.
In her free time, Dr. Spann enjoys reading, movies, playing golf, cooking, and spending time outdoors.
Education and memberships
A strong believer in keeping her knowledge and skills current, Dr. Spann has completed numerous continuing education courses and is an alumnae of the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida where she has expanded her knowledge of principles of general dentistry to incorporate all aspects of patients’ oral health, nutrition and medical systemic conditions in her practice philosophy.
Dr. Spann, D.D.S. previously served as a part-time faculty member at the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry and is an active member of:
- The American Dental Association
- The Texas Dental Association
- The Dallas County Dental Society,
- The Dallas Academy of General Dentistry
- Christian Medical and Dental Associations
- The Allen-Fairview Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Viviana M. Ramirez
Dr. Viviana M. Ramirez was born and raised in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. She attended the University of Puerto Rico and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. After graduating in 2008, she began her dental education at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dental Medicine, graduating with a degree as a Doctor in Dental Medicine in 2012. There she was recognized by the American Association of Women Dentists with the Eleanor J. Bushee Senior Dental Student Award for her academic excellence and outstanding leadership within her class. She continued her studies by completing a year in the General Practice Residency Program at Hospital Federico Trilla, an affiliate of her alma mater, graduating in 2013 and receiving the Resident of the Year award.
Dr. Ramirez got married in 2012 and has a wonderful family of four which include her husband and her two Chihuahuas. To add to that, she’s not the only doctor in her house. She’s had the opportunity to practice dentistry in Dallas, New York, and San Antonio, having lived in the latter for the last two years, while her husband, now a Nephrologist, completed his fellowship program at UTSA.
Dr. Ramirez takes a conservative approach and makes her best efforts to make sure her patients are cared for and are at ease. During her spare time, Dr. Ramirez loves to travel, hike, work on DIY projects, and enjoys quality time with her husband and furry children.