Welcome to our Web Site and practice. We are honored that you are considering us to provide your surgical care. We know that you do have a choice in this matter and we consider it an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to provide care to you, your family, and your friends.
The specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is quite broad and not only includes routine dental-based surgery but also involves many aspects classically considered medical. Our specialty also frequently extends into areas of major facial reconstructive surgery and esthetic procedures. In addition, the specialty of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is specifically known to provide safe and cost effective out patient anesthesia services. The Center's scope of practice involves these areas of surgical and anesthesia care on a routine basis.
Surgery is a scary concept to most people. Our entire office from our support staff to the doctors, constantly strive to put our patients at ease and to provide each individual with caring and personalized service. We feel that a complete understanding of the reasons for recommended care and the anticipated treatment course is critical to minimize anxiety and prepare you for treatment. The patient and/or family therefore, always have the last word about their treatment and are invited to be closely involved in the treatment planning process. With this simple and direct approach to patient care, we strive provide a comfortable, low stress, and informed surgical experience to each individual patient we treat.
Our practice mission is to provide the most "Caring and Compassionate Leading Edge Surgical Care possible and to always hold the patient in the highest regard, respecting their desires and needs for treatment".
We all at The Pacific Coast Center for Oral & Facial Surgery look forward to providing you with some of the finest Oral and Maxillofacial surgical care found anywhere and always welcome your comments.
— W. Frederick Stephens, D.D.S., Inc.
Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Director, The Pacific Coast Center for Oral & Facial Surgery
Medical Director, Pasadena Ambulatory Surgery Center, Inc
Dr. W. Frederick Stephens practices the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, which includes all surgical aspects of dental implant reconstruction, orthognathic and facial reconstructive surgery, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) therapy and surgery, corrective surgery for obstructive sleep disorders (snoring and obstructive sleep apnea), oro-facial pathology, and maxillofacial trauma surgery. Dr Stephens along with The Pacific Coast Center for Oral & Facial Surgery and the adjacent Pasadena Ambulatory Surgery Center, Inc., combine their training, experience, and most importantly judgment, to provide you with some of the finest and most leading edge care available. In addition, our highly trained and seasoned staff, round out your care to make your experience in our office comfortable, caring, and efficient.
The dental specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery encompasses the art and science of the diagnosis, surgical and related treatment of diseases, injuries, deformities, defects, and esthetic aspects of the oral and maxillofacial area. The word "maxillofacial " refers to the jaws and face.
The scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is actually quite broad and includes the following:
Dental Implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth can now regain the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile and chew with comfort and confidence.
Dr. Stephens and The Pacific Coast Center for Oral & Facial Surgery are heavily involved with this important aspect of patient care and have over 30 years of combined experience in dental implant reconstruction. Acting as a team with your personal general restorative dentist or prosthodontist, we provide a full scope of dental implant care including: