Dr. Lewis Specker

About San Francisco Dentist Dr. Lewis Specker, DDS

Dr. Lewis SpeckerEarning his D.D.S. from the University of Pacific School of Dentistry, Dr. Lewis (“Lew”) Specker Jr. has been practicing general dentistry in the San Francisco area since 1973.

During his long and illustrious career – which continues to thrive through his busy practice located in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District — Dr. Specker has received prestigious national and international fellowships, lectured widely to fellow peers in the field of general dentistry, has served as Deputy coroner and forensic consultant to the State of California, and has held several acclaimed institutional positions, including an ongoing general dentistry consulting role with the Department of Ear Nose & Throat Medicine at the University of California (San Francisco) Medical Center. He has also participated actively in the research and development of new dental technologies.

Affiliated with a range of world-class associations, including the ADA (American Dental Association) and the CDA (California Dental Association), Dr. Specker is also an active, leading member of the San Francisco Dental Society, where he has served as President, Vice President, and sat on the Board of Directors for over 20 years.

Alongside his in-depth experience, success and leadership achievements, what Dr. Specker enjoys most remains constant and clear: his patients. As he notes,

“I enjoy my patients the most. The nice thing about having a general dental practice is the fact that I’m able to enjoy my patients by being able to actually be a part of their lives for a long period of time, rather than a specialist who just sees people once or twice during a lifetime. So, having a long-term quality relationship with my patients, I feel, is incredibly important. Now I have the opportunity of seeing the grandchildren of some of my patients and it is really wonderful to see that the work that I did 35 years ago, is still holding up as well as when I did it.”

Dr. Specker lives in Marin County with his wife, has two children and three grandchildren. Next to his family and his dental practice, his passions include his vintage Jaguars (he is his own mechanic!), and which he races in sanctioned events. Dr. Specker is also a wine expert and a skilled amateur photographer.

California License: D23565

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Francisco Dental Society
  • Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
  • California Society of Periodontists
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Professional Fellowships

What is a fellowship? Less than 0.5% of dentists are selected to be in these organizations, and a fellowship is based on the dentist’s excellence, academic qualifications, continuing research that advances the science of dentistry, and community service. A dentist must be nominated, seconded, and voted on in order to attain these fellowships.

  • International College of Dentistry
  • American College of Dentists
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy