W. Frederick Stephens, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D.

Meet Dr. Stephens

Dr. W. Frederick Stephens is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. He is well known in the Pasadena community as a leader in his field with many years of experience serving patients throughout the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, and Los Angeles County.


In 1989, after practicing in Dallas, Texas for 4 years following the completion of his training, Dr. Stephens and his wife relocated to Southern California and established The Pacific Coast Center for Oral & Facial Surgery, opening offices initially in South Pasadena but later expanding into the adjacent cities of Arcadia and La Canada-Flintridge.

After building a successful multi-office surgical practice and establishing his reputation in these locations, Dr. Stephens relocated his practice more centrally to a single facility in Pasadena, CA in 1999. Here, he re-established The Pacific Coast Center for Oral & Facial Surgery with the addition of the Pasadena Ambulatory Surgery Center, a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center.

In 2018, Dr. Husam Elias joined The Pacific Coast Center for Oral & Facial Surgery including the Pasadena Ambulatory Surgery Center by purchasing the facilities and adding it to his already successful, Southern California Center for Surgical Arts, located in Sherman Oaks, CA. This represented a major evolution of our practices, with Dr. Elias adding his artistry and expertise in the areas of facial and full-body cosmetic surgery. Now, along with a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery and dental implant services, we offer an even broader scope of care to our patients at the now renamed Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery and the Pasadena Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC.

Dr. Stephens continues to actively practice oral and maxillofacial surgery in the Pasadena facility, with an emphasis on dental implant reconstruction, dentoalveolar surgery (including wisdom tooth removal), and maxillofacial pathology. He still provides the same high-quality caring and compassionate surgical care he is known for, but now enjoys a bit more more time to spend with his wife and pursue other interests.


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A native of Idaho, Dr. Stephens was raised in a farming community and later relocated to Seattle, WA with his family before attended high school. He attended the University of Washington and obtained an undergraduate degree in Zoology. He then was accepted to the University of Washington School of Dentistry, graduating with honors. Following his doctoral training, Dr. Stephens was accepted to one of the premier Oral and Maxillofacial surgery training programs in the country, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX, and affiliated hospitals. Here he completed both his anesthesia internship and surgical residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Stephens began his private practice career in the Dallas area but later relocated to Southern California.


Dr. Stephens is a Diplomate of The American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and served 7 years as board examiner. He is also a fellow or member of numerous professional organizations including fellowship in the prestigious American College of Dentists (FACD) and the International College of Dentists (FICD).

For many years, he has also been involved in leadership and is a past president of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAOMS), among other past and current state and national committee and chairmanship roles.

Dr. Stephens is currently involved at the highest level of our specialties' leadership, representing the Western Society (District VI) as one of six district trustees nationally and a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). His leadership position here helps promote the ever-evolving specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery and helps lead it into the future.

For over 37 years, patients have depended on Dr. Stephens’ surgical skill, diagnostic expertise & judgement, and his caring and compassionate care. During that time, Dr. Stephens practiced a broad scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery including dentoalveolar pathology / third molar (wisdom tooth) surgery, maxillofacial bone grafting & bone regeneration, dental implant reconstruction, orthognathic and reconstructive jaw surgery, maxillofacial trauma surgery, TMJ surgery and non-surgical TMJ (temporomandibular joint) care, and surgical and non-surgical care of obstructive sleep apnea.

Since the merging of his practice with Dr. Elias’ practice, Dr. Stephens now concentrates his practice in the areas of dentoalveolar pathology / third molar (wisdom tooth) surgery, bone grafting & bone regeneration and dental implant reconstruction.

As always, Dr. Stephens stays up to date on the most recent techniques and technologies to help his patients achieve their oral health goals and takes pride in building long-lasting relationships with his patients through his compassionate, professional care.

Dr. Stephens welcomes all seeking “care that inspires confidence”, to the Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial, and Cosmetic Surgery. We look forward to caring for you, your family, and your friends.

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301 S Fair Oaks Ave Ste 107

Pasadena, CA 91105

Call: 626-605-6779

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went here for wisdom teeth removal and Dr Stephens was great. we had a detailed consultation and decided which route was best, then Greg the anesthesiologist called me the night before to address any concerns I was having. The most positive surgery experience I could have had

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Dr. Stephens is the best!

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Absolutely everyone is very kind, caring, polite, respectful, and thoroughly knowledgeable and professional! We’re very happy and thankfull! Dr. Stephens is the BEST!

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Dr. Stephens is by far the most patient, knowledgeable and experienced oral surgeons I've ever met. He spent time explaining his approach, surgery process and follow up plan to us for almost an hour. We felt very confident to be taken care of by him.

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