New dentist joins Silsby Family Dental in Albion

Photo by Tom Rivers: Dr. Evan Spencer, left, has joined Dr. Evan Silsby as dentists as Silsby Family Dental in Albion.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 August 2022 at 8:14 pm

ALBION – A second dentist has joined the team at Silsby Family Dental in Albion.

Dr. Evan Spencer, 27, is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He completed a one-year residency program at Rochester General Hospital and about two weeks ago started with Silsby.

Spencer is a native of the nearby Town of Greece. He welcomed the opportunity to work with Dr. Evan Silsby, who is also a graduate of the UB School of Dental Medicine.

“I like the smaller-town feel,” Spencer said today. “I can establish and grow with the community. Everyone has been super-friendly here.”

Silsby has operated the dental office in Albion for about six years, following the retirement of Dr. Karl Heuer. Silsby has remodeled the office, put in new dental chairs and other equipment, including a CEREC milling machine that makes crowns on site during the same appointment. Silsby also uses digital technology for impressions.

He said the practice has been growing and he is pleased to welcome Spencer.

“We have been looking for like-minded people,” Silsby said. “Dr. Spencer is easy to talk with and he is a fantastic person.”

Spencer graduated from Greece Odyssey, the smaller of the four Greece high schools with about 100 in his graduating class.

He has aspired to be a dentist since he was a kid. His grandfather was a dentist who was much loved in his community.

Spencer said he knows many people dread going to the dentist. But he feels a sense of satisfaction in helping people who are often in much discomfort.

“The dentist can get you out of a lot of pain,” Spencer said.

He earned his bachelor’s degree at Brockport State College before going to UB, and earning a doctorate in dental surgery.

He joins a team of 11 employees at Silsby Family Dental. Spencer will do general dentistry – fillings, crowns, root canals, dentures, extractions and other services.

Spencer offered this advice for dental care:

“Come in and get checkups frequently,” he said. “Just like a car that should be maintained, you have more options if you catch it early on.”