Dr. Spiro C. Karras
Dr. Spiro Karras is a lifelong Chicagoan. He attended Lane Technical High School and received his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Science in dentistry with honors and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, where he graduated in the top ten in his class and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. Following his graduation from dental school, Dr. Karras entered a four year, hospital based training program in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He served his residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and at Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. His residency included extensive training in all aspects of hospital and office based oral and maxillofacial surgery and anesthesia. During his fourth year of specialty training, he was appointed chief resident.
Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Karras was selected to complete a 12 month fellowship program in reconstructive surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas under the direction of one of the world’s preeminent surgeons in that field. During his fellowship, Dr. Karras had the opportunity to perform many complex reconstructive procedures and to refine his surgical skills. It also gave him the opportunity to be involved in clinical research. He has presented the results of this research at national meetings of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and has authored or co-authored several articles in scientific journals.
Dr. Karras is the President of the Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and has served as President of the Chicago Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He maintains active membership in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, as well as the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology.
Dr. Karras is a Key Opinion Leader for BioHorizons, one of the world’s largest Dental Implant companies and is considered an expert in the “Full Arch Immediate Load Treatment Concept,” which provides for the immediate installation of full arch restorations on dental implants. He has lectured internationally on this topic, teaching other doctors how to perform this revolutionary technique.
Dr. Karras’ advanced training and extensive professional experience allow him to provide the highest level of surgical care for cases ranging from the most basic to the most complex. He has been engaged in the private practice of oral, maxillofacial and dental implant surgery in the Chicago area since 1994.