W. FREDERICK STEPHENS, D.D.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Director, The Pacific Coast Center for Oral & Facial Surgery
Medical Director, Pasadena Ambulatory Surgery Center, Inc.
Dr. Stephens was born and raised in an Idaho farming community and later moved with his family to Seattle, Washington. He attended the University of Washington, completing an undergraduate degree in Zoology and subsequently graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Dentistry.
Dr. Stephens then was accepted to one of the premiere Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training programs in the country, the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial and affiliated hospitals in Dallas, Texas. Here, he completed both an Anesthesia Residency and a Surgical Residency with special concentration in orthognathic and facial reconstructive surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, and all aspects of maxillofacial trauma.
Upon completion of his residency training, Dr. Stephens began private practice in Dallas, Texas. Four years later, he and his wife relocated to Southern California and subsequently opened offices in the communities of South Pasadena, Arcadia, and La Canada. After building his practice in both the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys, he ultimately established The Pacific Coast Center for Oral & Facial Surgery in 1999 as the next and highest generation of his practice. Combined with a highly qualified staff and the adjacent Pasadena Ambulatory Surgery Center, Inc., The Pacific Coast Center for Oral & Facial Surgery provides a complete scope of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery services.
Dr. Stephens is board certified and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also a fellow or member of over 20 professional organizations including:
Dr. Stephens has over 30 years of surgical experience and is active as a leader in the specialty at a state and national level. He is a Fellow & Past President of the California Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAOMS) and is currently a Commissioner and Past Chairman of the Council of Professional Conduct for The American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). Dr. Stephens also serves on the examination committee for the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) as an examiner.
Dr. Stephens has been involved in Dental Implantology for over 30 years and has extensive experience treating all types of implant cases. Dr. Stephens is also the founder and director of the San Gabriel Valley Implant Study and Treatment Planning Group (est. 1992). This benefits our patients with advanced committee treatment planning by various dental specialists and provides them with the most consistent and up-to-date implant care possible.
Dr. Stephens practices a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery which includes orthognathic and facial reconstructive surgery, dental implantology, temporomandibular joint surgery, corrective surgery for obstructive sleep disorders, maxillofacial trauma surgery, and some aspects of facial cosmetic surgery.
Over the years, thousands of patients have turned to Dr. Stephens as their Oral and Maxillofacial expert. A member or fellow of some of the most prestigious professional associations, Dr. Stephens puts his training, experience, and expertise to work for you and your family.