Meet the Doctors
Dr. Steve Aspros
Dr. Aspros’ reputation in the field of cosmetic and implant dentistry can be attributed to his goal of creating the perfect smile for each individual patient. From the placement of white, tooth-colored bonded fillings to full-mouth cosmetic makeovers, Dr. Aspros prides himself in making his patients’ smiles look their best.
Dr. Aspros was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from the world renowned Bronx High School of Science in 1972. He excelled at the State University of New York in Binghamton and graduated with a degree in Biology in 1976. His dental degree was awarded by the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston where he served as Student Council President and was the Northeast Regional Representative to the American Association of Dental Students. Dr. Aspros opened his practice with his partner, Dr. Peter Badger, in Tallahassee in 1980.
Dr. Aspros has been doing cosmetic dentistry makeovers for over twenty years. In addition to completing numerous continuing education courses about laminates, Dr. Aspros has also completed a practicum with one of the world’s leading cosmetic dentists. Last year Dr. Aspros was certified in advanced Lumineers design and placement. Dr. Aspros also completed the certification for the new “Snap on Smile” by Denmat. This exciting new cosmetic option can be just the solution for that challenging cosmetic case.
As dental implants have become proven solutions for tooth loss, Dr. Aspros has actively made implant restoration a centerpiece of his continuing education. He treats implant restorations from the single tooth replacements to full mouth implant retained makeovers. Dr. Aspros has experience with tissue level and bone level implants as well as the latest in restoration platforms to provide the most aesthetic implant restoration. His education is current with the very latest in the rapidly evolving field of implant restorations.
Drs. Aspros and Badger have been team dentists for both professional and collegiate sport teams for over 25 years. Having originally “cut their teeth” as dentists for the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks hockey team, they have provided care for full complement of sports teams for the Florida State University Seminoles. Dr. Aspros also lectures in the field of emergency and sports dentistry at Florida State.
Dr. Aspros is married to Mary Aspros, managing attorney for the Tallahassee office of the Ken Nugent Law Firm and has three grown children, Lisi, Natalia, and George. His primary hobby centers around his struggle with golf.
Dr. Peter Badger
Dr. Badger’s dental philosophy is to give his patients a healthy and attractive smile while emphasizing quality care and patient comfort in a friendly and relaxing environment. He schedules his patients so that there are no long waits in the waiting room. When you are in his treatment room, you are his only patient and top priority. As you enter his treatment room, you are greeted by the soothing sounds of a relaxing water feature. From his treatment chair you can watch the birds feeding and the squirrels playing a game of chase around the trees. He believes in giving each patient a range of options for treatment based on each individual’s needs. You can be assured that you will get a consultation, never a lecture, with Dr. Badger. His highly trained staff is geared toward the satisfaction of every patient. As his patient, you will be treated as if you were a member of his family.
Dr. Badger provides a full range of treatments from bonded restorations (non-mercury fillings), extractions and root canals, to porcelain crowns and implant dentistry. As a top notch dentist, he has maintained that providing quality dental care requires learning and mastering new techniques as they develop.
Born and raised in the small town of Dexter, Maine, Dr. Badger spent summers working in his father’s dental office as both a dental lab technician and as a dental assistant. Working with his father helped spark his love for dentistry. In 1976, he graduated from the University of Maine with a B.A. in Zoology/Pre-Dental/Pre-Med. As a member of the class of 1980, he was awarded Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.
Following graduation, Dr. Badger left New England and moved to Florida, a state he visited many times as a youth. Tallahassee proved to be the ideal location combining a small town feel with the big city atmosphere. He found this to be the perfect place to settle down and raise a family.
In August of 1980, Dr. Badger became a Tallahassee dentist by starting a practice with Dr. Steven Aspros, a fellow student and roommate while at Tufts. Dr. Aspros was and is to this day, the best friend Dr. Badger ever had. Together they enjoy conquering new feats in general and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Badger has been married to his lovely wife, Alica, since 1986. She is his soulmate and also works as his chair side assistant. Not only is she highly trained, graduating from Dental Assistant School in Tampa, but you will notice that she bends over backward to make your dental experience as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. Together they have three children. Their oldest, Christopher, is an EMT in Texas and is studying hard to become a paramedic. Jonathan is currently studying at Tallahassee Community College to earn certification as Radiology Technician. Their youngest, Jennifer, is also a student at TCC. Dr. Badger has always been very family oriented and true to his Maine roots, he enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling with his wife. They have a great love for animals and the outdoors. They have had pets ranging from your standard dogs and cats to iguanas and horses.
For years Dr. Badger has been involved in his community. Dr. Badger and Dr. Aspros have been team dentists for both the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks hockey team and the Tallahassee Thunder arena football team. They also provide care for the full complement of sports teams at Florida State University.
Aspros and Badger Dental Associates
2570 Barrington Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32308