Dr. David A. Velek grew up in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan and has lived in New England for most of his adult life.  He graduated Salva Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance and a Master of Business Administration.  He then worked in the software field for several years which allowed him the opportunity to work in Massachusetts, Vermont, Toronto, Ontario and – breifly- Sofia, Bulgaria.

Because of his interest of lifelong learning, Dr. Velek made the decision to return to school to pursue dentistry.  He attended the University of New England College of Dental Medicine where he was the president of the inaugural class.  In his final year of school, Dr. Velek was the recipient of the American College of Dentists student leadership award and the Pierre Fouchard Academy student achievement award.  Dr. Velek regularly participates in continuing education courses to expand his knowledge base and continually enhance his clinical skills.  A strong proponent of comprehensive care, Dr. Velek strives to create a comfortable patient experience that meets patient needs and promotes long-term oral health

Professional Memberships

  • Spear Greater Portland Study club
  • Greater Portland dental Society
  • Maine Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association


  • Doctor of Medicine in dentistry, University of New England
  • Master of Business Administration, Salve Regina University
  • Bachelor of Science, Salve Regina University
  • CPR credentialed


Dr. Velek enjoys hiking, kayaking, or bicycling adventures with his family.  He resides in Portland, where he also serves as the personal chef to his wife and two boys.