Dr. Spain is a lifelong resident of Durham. After graduating from Durham High School in 1971, he received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina in 1974. In 1979 he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the UNC School of Dentistry and opened a dental practice on Holloway Street. After nearly thirty years in that location, he opened the doors to his current location at 2206 Page Road in Durham.
As a strong supporter of organizations that protect and improve the health of our citizens, Dr. Spain has served as President of the Durham Orange County Dental Society, the Third District of the North Carolina Dental Society and the North Carolina Academy of General Dentistry. He served two terms on the North Carolina Dental Society Board of Trustees and served as the organization’s Vice-President in 2010. In 2002, Dr. Spain was appointed to the Durham County Board of Health and served until January 2012.
Dr. Spain and his wife, Vicki (also a lifelong resident of Durham) have been married 39 years and have three married children, David, Mary and Matthew, and one granddaughter, Caitlyn June, born December 31, 2011. Vicki, a Durham pharmacist, and all three children, also received degrees from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Spain and Vicki are members of, and have served in many leadership positions at, Temple Baptist Church in Durham.