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Qualifications and Experience
As a third-generation dentist whose father and grandfather were both dentists in Houston, Dr. Kirk Speck is proud of being able to carry on the tradition of caring for patients’ oral health. He attends numerous continuing educations programs every year to stay knowledgeable of current technology. Patients are attracted to his warm, friendly, and compassionate personality, and he is honored to have been able to care for his fellow Houstonians for over three decades.
Dr. Speck enjoys being involved in the community; he is active in the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, is a recipient of the GHPA Good Brick Award, and enjoys preserving Houston history. In his spare time he enjoys swimming, running, biking, and underwater diving. Dr. Speck is married with two children and resides in the Heights.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Speck was very informative and also had a good personality - Rather than trying to upsell me on his services he went against a previous dentist recommendation to have a skin graft done on one of my teeth. Will return.
It had been a LONG time since I'd visited a dentist. The whole experience with Dr. Speck and his staff was positive and professional. I feel confident about the treatment I got and it won't be too long before my next appointment.
Especially appreciated the office environment--open, high ceilings, interesting place to be. Dr. Speck is great with patients.
He and all his staff are awesome!!!
Always great to see Dr. Speck. He is a great dentist.
I typically hate going to the dentist--not the case with Dr. Speck. It's as quick as easy as possible--and he didn't make me feel bad about the fact that it had been quite a while since my last check up. Everything was timely; I didn't feel like extra charges were pushed on me, and I'm actually looking forward to having my teeth cleaned in 6 months.
Nice office that provides a personalized experience.
I had a crown which had come off and Dr. Speck fixed it right away as well as did a long-needed cleaning. It was great to not worry about that crown coming loose again! As well as know the rest of my teeth are OK!
Super friendly staff and Dr. Clean and comfortable office. It calms your nerves because it doesn't feel like a Dentist's office.
Dr. Speck and his staff are the very best in dentistry. Dr. Speck is experienced, knowledgeable and pays attention to every detail to ensure the best results for a stunning smile. I trust him to ensure I have healthy teeth and gums with no problems.
Love him. He knows me well enough to treat me perfect ??
best dentist i've ever been to!!
Awesome as always!
I had a pleasant experience with Dr. Speck and his assistant on my recent visit. First time going outside my prior dentist and dental hygienist in more than 15 years. So I would like to thank Dr. Speck for taking good care of me!
Dr. Speck and staff were very nice, helpful and put me at ease.
Dr. Speck was so great! It was the most personable dental experience I've ever had. He was very informative and detailed, and the atmosphere was really neat! I highly recommend him.
Great visit, good location, nice office.
He was very professional and has a good sense of humor!
I came in for a cleaning. First time patient. His office was very quaint and very non-dentist. More like a lawyer's office in a loft which made it seem less scary (although lawyers are scary). He was very gentle and he has up to date technology to clean your teeth painlessly. I recommend him!
Excellent care. Highly recommend him.
Was very pleasant. Dr. Speck was cool and the office was really cool!
Very professional and good at explaining what needed to be done. Made you feel comfortable during visit.
Coolest dentist office I've ever been to. Quick & pleasant service.
He was very knowledgable and took time to listen to the reason I was there and help alleviate my pain. It is a plus that they were all very friendly and helpful!
I have been seeing Dr. Speck for several years and his father before him and I would definitely recommend him. Everyone there is very personable, easy atmosphere.
Excellent dentist who cares and remembers the needs of his patients.
Excellent personal care from everyone in the office. I needed deep cleaning, which I thought would take at least two visits. To my pleasant surprise it only took the one visit and the results greatly exceeded my expectations. Dr. Speck and his assistant worked as a team and were thorough, patient and caring. The procedure was comfortable, my teeth look and feel great and I do not feel any after treatment pain or discomfort. They kept my mouth well drained throughout the entire procedure and explained what was going on. One other thing, I observed that they also treat each other with old fashion courtesy and respect, that really says a lot to me. Words of advice, go through the entire email; it has parking instruction and the building access code. Also for your first visit arrive a little early as there is construction going on in the area (11/13/15) and you may need the extra time.
Professional excellence. I appreciated Dr. Speck's explanations of procedures and kindness throughout the dental visit. He also has a courteous and helpful staff, who are very welcoming.
The best dentist experience I ever had.
the best dentist and office staff i've had contact with. won't be going anywhere else!
Very comfortable and hip waiting area and treatment area, including good music. But still and extremely professional and thorough service. Staff is engaging and competent.
Made me feel very comfortable in a very uncomfortable procedure. Saw me right away and is probably one of the nicest dentists I've ever met!
What a special person! Best experience EVER with a dentist! Highly recommend.
Everything was great!
Great as usual!
Dr Speck does his own dental cleaning and xrays, giving plenty of time for Dr Speck to do a thorough examination. Give yourself time to find a parking spot on the street.
Another great appointment. The most efficient, enjoyable dentist visits I've ever had.
It's been awhile since I've seen him but Dr. Speck was Greet. He is always Happy go lucky. A smile on his face. His helper was Great also. I love going to his office. If I am down in the dumps, by the time I leave I'm in a better mood. THANK YOU - DR. SPECK!! Ann
Friendly, professional, timely, and thorough. I couldn't ask for anything more.
Willing to listen. Honest. Thorough. Will not do unnecessary procedures. The new office is clean, comfortable with great decor!
the best dentist i've ever been to - great personality and very knowledgeable!
Always just Fantastic!!
Wonderful dentist! Can't imagine ever seeing anyone else for dental work. Dr Speck is excellent and his work is proudly displayed in my mouth, which I'm happy to show!
Been going to Dr Speck for many years. He is a dedicated professional. I have always been impressed by his skill.
Best dentist ever!
Dr. Speck was great! I only give him 4 stars because it is after all the dentist so I do not think I could give any dentist 5 stars. It was a very short wait. He was great and actually cleaned my teeth himself. I have only had dental assistants do that before. He was gentle and explained everything as he was doing it. He has a really cool office space in the TribecaLofts. I would 100% recommend him to my friends.
Pleasant and quick visit as a new patient. Cool office. Friendly staff. I think I found my Houston dentist!
Dr. Speck is the best! He always goes out of his way to make my dental experience pleasant. His staff is great too!
Dr. Speck is an amazing dentist. I have a lifelong phobia of dental work and he has taken great care of me with lots of patience and understanding consistently for the last 10+ years. He has a patient for life with me!
This was an emergency visit to fix a crown that had slipped to one side. Dr. Speck did a great job and corrected the problem---and now I'm good to go--actually better than before!
Excellent, painless, professional.
It always a great pleasure to see Dr Speck, even though going to the dentist is not one of my favorite things. He is very warm and personal, service minded and including in what he does , in the way that he explains things he is doing. His new office is also very cool, you don't have a feeling of being in a dentist office.
He was very knowledgeable and was very thorough in his work. I will go back to him for any future dental work!! Thank you Dr. Speck!!
He did my exam, cleaning, and a consultation. I enjoyed his sense of humor, and he seems very comitted to providing good care. His staff is great, too.
Always enjoy visit even though it is "going to dentist!"
the best denist i ever seen
Had 4 fillings - absolutely NO pain. Love this guy!
Dr. Speck is a fantastic dentist. He comes as close as humanly possible to making dental visits enjoyable experiences
The best dentist around.
I've been going to Dr. Speck now for 2 years. Like most I dread going to the dentist, but not with Kirk! I am usually in and out in less than 30 minutes, love their new office and they treat you like family!
The Doctor was very helpful and showed me several treatment plans that worked within my budget. Vey knowledgeable about my problem and very nice to work with.
Best Dentist I have ever visited.
Dr, Speck is a great denist. Professional, thorough and great personality.
I like him
It's Always Great.
Awesome as usual!
Hi Dentist Seekers, I normally do not leave reviews because "Ain't nobody got time for that," (to leave a review or read my lengthy story) but Dr. Speck's service was superb and I hope my story helps another person. Doctor Speck has been my employer's dentist for years. After I had an unpleasant experience at another dentist, he referred me to Dr. Speck. My visit with Dr. Speck saved me countless dollars and frustration and provided a great service to me. My previous dentist had a lavish setup, a pleasant staff, and all of the newest gadgets but that previous dentist refilled a filling incorrectly. It had microscopic holes in it, so six months later at a routine cleaning, that doctor needed to refill it again. Long story, I had to go back two more times and that cavity still jolted me if I chewed on that side of my mouth. At the first cleaning, that dentist told me I had four cavities and no enamel on my teeth. He wanted me to buy some paste products for $75 and gave me a quote for the cavities. I decided to look elsewhere for service. I waited six months and went to Dr. Speck. I told him none of my previous woes except I had pain on a certain tooth. He did some magic tricks, sanded something, and I can bite on that side. Yay! He also cleans your teeth himself with a turbo water pick. This could save him overhead costs, but who cares? I felt really good getting special attention. Other dentists only spend five minutes with me to knock around my mouth. I got to ask Dr. Speck questions about my gum health and each of my teeth concerns without feeling rushed! That's relieving. Once he had cleaned my teeth and looked at my x-rays, he said come back in six months. I said, "What about my four cavities?" He said I had a few spots to watch but no cavities. I asked about my enamel. Turns out the ridges were simply a bit of old glue from my braces years ago. Dr. Speck restored my faith in humanity and the healthcare system. I sleep easy now. If you want to rest assured that you are not getting suckered to buy snake oil, go see Dr. Speck. Kristen 28, yuppie female Houston, Texas
As always, Dr. Speck is great. He has a very efficient process and provides great feedback on preventative care. This is why my wife and I continue to visit him.
Always the best service provided. Thank you Dr. Speck..........
Dr. Speck has a fun and engaging manner and provides very personal service. For treatments other than normal cleaning he explains the procedure and expected outcome. Staff is very friendly and capable, too.
Pleasant experience and the staff was very helpful.
It was for a routine cleaning and Dr. Speck does it himself. he is great!
Excellent dentist, quick, & very professional
Dr. Speck is a great Dentist . I recommend this dentist highly, If you or anyone u know needs a dentist or is not happy with the dentist they have, Just call Dr. Speck and he will help you and so will the staff.
Communication was poor. I left not knowing what services were provided or what had been done. I though it was a cleaning but it only lasted 15 minutes! I spend that much time cleaning my own teeth everyday. And no one suggested setting up a new appointment for my next one. He was only interested in my cosmetic flaws and tried to persuade me to have them fixed... by his brother. I really look forward to my bi-annual cleanings but this time was a huge disappointment.
I have been a patient for years. I love Dr. Speck !! He is honest and great at what he does.
Dr Speck makes going to the dentist easy!
They were all very helpful and friendly.
Great visit! Very friendly staff. Dr Speck was prompt and was able to address my concerns right away. I will definitely go back.
Dr. Speck has always done an excellent job. I need more dental work and I know that he will evaluate my case and do what is needed to take care of me.
My 14 year old went in for a filling, and was so nervous. The staff made her very comfortable and in the end she was so pleased and relieved that it went very well! Thanks Dr. Speck!
Dr. Speck is wonderful! There was practically no wait and I felt at ease the whole time. I highly recommend him.
Love him...very personable...i have and will continue to recommend my friends and family to him.
Very nice with quick, friendly, and painless service.
Going to the dentist is never "fun"...they make it as painless as possible.
Always a pleasure! Dr. Speck & his nurse are great!
I don't like going to the dentist, but Dr. Speck made it comfortable, quick, and easy. He is honest and cares about his patients. I won't go anywhere else!
IF ANYONE NEEDS A DENTIST I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR> SPECK> HIM AND HIS STAFF MAKE YOU FEEL WELCOME< YOU ARE NOT ONLY A PATIENT < YOU ARE TREATED LIKE FAMILY
I am a new patient of Dr. Speck. I went in for my first appointment, a teeth cleaning, and I was very surprised that Dr. Speck was the one actually doing the cleaning. I am 24 years old and have never had the actual dentist do the cleaning. It's usually an assistant. He did a really good job with the cleaning because I hadn't been to the dentist in two years, so I had a lot of buildup and he got it all.
He and his team are perfect! I recommend him to everyone
My wife and I always go to Dr. Speck and we highly recommend him to our family and friends
Dr. Speck and his staff were super. IF anyone is looking for a dentist and a friendly place I recommend this dentist. You don't have to look any further just call Dr. Speck
Quick. I was in and out in no time.
Personable, professional, clearly explains suggested treatment and procedure.
Our first time to see Dr. Speck. Took my 14 year old daughter who hates going to the dentist. She said it was the best experience she's ever had.
Great dentist, professional staff, highly recommend
Dr. Speck was very good! He explained everthing he was doing while he was working on my teeth. I usually HATE going to the denist but Dr. Speck's knowledge and skill made my trip to the denist a very pleasant experience
Funny! Makes the visit enjoyable and doesn't treat like just "another patient."
Always great to visit and talk with. Very knowledgeable! Will always recommend to friends and family!
Everything was great!
Dr. Speck is an exceptional dentist & always delivers 1st class treatment. His nurse was also great too!