Meet The Doctor

General Dentist Bruce H. Spivak, DMD, FICOI, FAGD

Dr. Spivak is the current President and Executive Board member of the Harrisburg Area Dental Society. He has been the Chairman of the local National Children s Dental Health Committee for HADS and a PDA delegate 

Dr Spivak has been awarded Fellowships in both the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. 

Dr Spivak has been voted a top Dentists for ten consecutive years, 2008 through 2018,  by his dental peers in the Harrisburg magazine.

Dr Spivak was voted a Select Dentist in the Susquehanna Style magazine 2016, by his dental peers in South Central Pennsylvania.  

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Dr. Spivak graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine in 1987.  

He is certified in Invisalign clear orthodontics 

He is certified in Diode Laser soft tissue gum procedures

  • He is trained in the the following dental Implant systems:  
  • Nobel Biocare
  •  Zimmer Biomet
  • Astra Denstply
  • Straumann
  • Calcitek
  • Invisalign certified
  • Diode Laser dentistry certified

While at UPENN Dental Medicine,  was awarded the Northeastern Periodontal Award for Excellence.

He completed an externship in Oral Surgery at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. during the summer of 1986. He also completed an externship in Restorative Dentistry at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia in 1987.

Dr. Spivak received a Bachelors of Science degree from Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences in 1983, in the field of Food Science – Chemistry. He served as a summer intern during 1982 and 1983 for the FMC Corporation, Food and Pharmaceuticals Products Division, located in Princeton, New Jersey. At FMC, Dr. Spivak performed research and development, product assurance and product control with an FMC patented product called Avicel, a form of microcrystalline cellulose. His work was published in Food Research Journals in 1983.

Dr.Spivak practiced dentistry in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia from 1987 to 1989. He practiced dentistry in downtown Washington, D.C, from 1990 to 1993. Dr. Spivak relocated to Carlisle,PA in 1994 where he took over for a retiring fellow University of Pennsylvania Dental School graduate, Dr. George Palmer.

Dr. Spivak has been located in the Belvedere Professional Center (formerly known as the Belvedere Medical Center) for over 23 years.

Dr. Spivak is a member of the following professional organizations:

American Dental Association,  American Academy of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists

American Equilibration Society,  Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry,  Pennsylvania Dental Association,

Harrisburg Area Dental Society,  

Carlisle Dental Study Club    Susquehanna Dental Study Club  

Dr. Spivak is a member of the Rotary Club of Carlisle, Association of the United States Army,


Carlisle Chamber of Commerce, past board member and officer of the Carlisle Area Little League and the Carlisle Boy Scout Pack 189. Dr. Spivak has coached Little League baseball, and YMCA basketball and soccer teams. Dr. Spivak is a fan and frequently attends Penn State football games. He is also a die hard Yankee fan and enjoys skiing and golf. He and his wife Marjorie, a native of Hollidaysburg, PA reside in the Carlisle Borough with their family and their cat.

Hygienists Connie Weiss, RDH has been a registered dental hygienist for over 30 practicing in Carlisle with both Dr. Spivak and Dr. George Palmer.

Summer Trent, RDH, is  a Carlisle resident  has been a registered dental hygienist for over 10 years.

Expanded Function Dental Assistant: Beth Lesh began assisting in 1978 and has loved the profession ever since. She has always tried to better herself by taking courses when available. She has taken assisting courses through North Carolina University. In 2002 she received her Expanded Function Dental Assistant degree from Harrisburg Area Community College. She received a 4.0 in her studies. She also completed an internship with a dental practice in the Harrisburg area. Beth is on the advisory committee for the Cumberland-Perry Vocational Technical School in Mechanicsburg, PA

Dental Assistant:  Ashley Thorson has been dental assisting for over 1 year. She was a top graduate of the HACC dental assisting program and after completing internships in various offices including ours, she joined our staff!

Front Desk Coordinators: Miranda Johnston and Denise Beard have a combined over 40 years experience in the dental field with dental insurance, patient scheduling and treatment plan coordinating. .