Joseph LaSpisa, D.D.S.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

4.4 out of 5 (101 reviews)
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About Me

"As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon it is rewarding to build the foundation on which the general dentist can restore the patient to normal form and function; then completing the process with facial esthetic procedures."


  • University of Illinois, 1990
  • Cook County Hospital, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Foster G. M'Gaw Hospital at Loyola, GPR, 1985
  • Loyola University, D.D.S., 1984
  • Loyola University, B.S., 1980

Professional Associations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons


11711 W. Burleigh St.
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
(414) 771-2345


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Ratings & Reviews

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed unedited in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

March 22, 2019
March 20, 2019
Surgeon did not show me exactly what tooth he needs to extract. Only showed xray and told me what number. Surgeon needed to know exactly where gum infection was, applied topical numbing agent and inserted cones in area. I was in pain and doctor was just telling me to relax and calm down. Insensitive to level of pain. Does not seem to be concerned about patients comfort level. Did not apply more topical agent. This is a concern for moving forward with surgery. May return to previous dentist in other location who was gentler and more concerned and made sure area was numb to perform procedure.
March 20, 2019
Dr LaSpisa was amazing keeping me calm and explaining what would be best for my treatment long term
February 14, 2019
explained everything very well
January 18, 2019
Dr Laspisa and his staff are great!
December 19, 2018
Dr. Laspisa and his team took great care of me. They answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable.
December 18, 2018
Excellent, explanation including clearing up a root canal I thought I had that didnt exist.
November 14, 2018
great dental assistant worker- very gifted
October 26, 2018
I felt very comfortable during the appointment but the dentist and the assistant showed they cared and made sure I knew what was going on.
October 12, 2018
He also was excellent I believe he could. tell I was uncomfortable, he made me feel at ease, and what was even better he pulled my tooth and I didnt even know that he was finished which made me even happier. I left the office feeling really good. The experience wasnt nearly as painful as I thought it would be. He was very reassuring. I just cannot say enough good things about him ,his assistant Mr. Pablo the whole experience was great considering I avoid the dentist as much as possible. I have been in need of this work for about 2 years, putting. it off as much as I could. Kudos to all of your staff who helped me, especially Joseph A. LaSpisa EXCELLENT work. Thank you soooo much.