Dr. Jeffrey Spillers
Dr. Jeffrey Spillers was born in Casper, Wyoming, where he spent his early childhood with his identical twin brother and younger sister, before his family relocated to Reno, Nevada. He attended school from elementary through college in “The Biggest Little City in the World,” culminating in a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Spillers was then accepted into the prestigious three-year program at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. He spent three years learning didactic and clinical dental work. Dr. Spillers also became involved in charitable work through the SCOPE program and certification in Invisalign®.
Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Spillers and his family relocated to Reno for a couple of years. Dr. Spillers gained the knowledge of starting up a practice, including office management, and exponentially expanded his clinical experience. He established a nursing-home program, providing dentistry to over one thousand residents at five of the local facilities. He gained extensive knowledge in geriatric dentistry, including denture fabrication. Dr. Spillers also became very involved in local business organizations, such as LeTip and the Chamber of Commerce.
At the beginning of 2013, Dr. Spillers and his family relocated to Tucson to join the iSmile family. He is constantly expanding his clinical knowledge with the help of implant and orthodontic fellowships through the company. He looks forward to serving the local community and establishing his roots in Tucson for a long time to come. While in dental school, Jeff married his college sweetheart, Stevie, and they currently have three beautiful girls. Dr. Spillers enjoys golfing year-round, discovering his new hometown’s beauty and sharing dental stories with his brother, who is a dentist with the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Justin L. Rider
Dr. Justin L. Rider obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at Southern Illinois University Carbondale before receiving his dental degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Prior to entering private practice, he served and received advanced education in general dentistry residency at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas and was also assigned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson for three years. In 2010, after completing an additional year of clinical and continuing education, Dr. Rider was recognized by the Air Force Specialty Code as an advanced clinical dentist.
Dr. Rider’s postgraduate education provided him with additional training in the areas of IV sedation, oral surgery, wisdom tooth extractions, dental implants and orthodontics. This training allows him to provide his patients with more comprehensive treatment options in the comfort of their own dental office.
In his spare time, Dr. Rider is a volunteer dog walker at the Southern Arizona Humane Society, and he further serves the community by providing dental care at Hope Fest. He also enjoys anything outdoors, including hiking, camping, swimming and photography. Dr. Rider and his wife, Crystal, have a young son named Wyatt.
Meet Our Team
Having a bilingual, dependable and caring team allows us to care for our patients in a truly compassionate manner. At Caring for My Smile, Drs. Jeffrey Spillers or Justin Rider place your needs and concerns first to make sure you feel satisfied with your dental care in Tucson, Arizona. Please contact us at 520-889-3358 if you have questions before vising our dentists.