Stephen L. Bass, DDS, MS
Diplomat of the American Academy of Periodontology
Dr. Bass' commitment to excellence has been evident throughout his studies and dental health career. After earning his undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Southwestern University at Georgetown in 1985, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from San Antonio's University of Texas Health Science Center-- graduating 3rd in his class of 97. In 1993, he graduated with a 4.0 from UTHSC's dual certification program, simultaneously earning his Periodontics Graduate Certification and Master of Science degree. Since then, he's completed an average of 40 hours per year in continuing education studies, with heavy emphasis on both periodontics and implantology—including the renowned Panke Institute, The Shuster Center for Professional Development, and The Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry. Additional continuing education in practice management concepts are also taken regularly. Dr. Bass served for two years as part-time Associate Clinical Professor in the Periodontics Department at Baylor Dental College in Dallas, Texas; he currently teaches quarterly seminars to area hygienists on various clinical periodontal topics. Dr. Bass is a past president of the Texas Society of Periodontists and the Southwest Society of Periodontists.
Dr. Bass has maintained his private periodontics/implant practice since 1995. In all that he does, he maintains a primary focus on caring for his patients with dedication to their best interests, seeking to obtain the very best possible outcome for their particular situation. This patient-centered focus is a natural outcome of his Christian faith, which reflects all that he does both professionally and personally. Dr. Bass is also a committed husband and father, an elder in his church, and enjoys working out, playing golf and tennis, and reading. He and his wife have two sons, Barrett and Breuer.
Memberships, Honors, & Publications
Dr. Bass maintains a high level of involvement in his field, holding numerous offices within both academic and professional organizations. And as a result of his hard work and ongoing study, he's continually obtained honors and awards of all kinds throughout his career. Further, a study on implant success rates was published in the Clinical Oral Implantology Research Journal. He has also published several research abstracts.
Ellen Hall, DDS, MS
Diplomat of the American Academy of Periodontology
Dr. Ellen Hall's caring attitude and love of dentistry has motivated her to become highly trained in the art and science of cosmetic and surgical Periodontics. She is a Board Certified Periodontist and Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology. She believes that this certification is proof of her extensive education and training in the field of Dentistry and Periodontics and of her commitment to performing the latest procedures and methods of treatment.
She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Dr. Hall completed her dental and specialty training in Periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) and Masters in Science (M.S.). While at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Hall's commitment to her profession was rewarded when she was recognized with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Pre-Doctoral Achievement Award.
Dr. Hall is also committed to teaching the next generation of dental professionals. Dr. Hall has served as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Periodontics Department at Baylor College of Dentistry where she enjoyed sharing her knowledge and surgical skills. Dr. Hall is also a frequent speaker at Continuing Education classes and is a guest lecturer at Tarrant County Community College Dental Hygiene School. She has published articles in professional journals relating to dental implants and bone regeneration.
Dr. Hall is a Past President of the Texas Association of Women Dentists, San Antonio Chapter as well as President of Denton County Dental Society Study Club. She has also served as Clinician/Session Host Chairman for the Southwest Dental Conference and has served on the membership committees of both the Dallas County Dental Society and theSouthwest Society of Periodontology and has served as an alternate Delegate to the Texas Dental Association. Currently she is honored to serve on the Dallas County Dental Society Peer Review Committee.
Dr. Hall's husband, Curt, works in the telecommunications industry. Together they both enjoy working out, playing golf and spending time with their son, Charles and daughter, Catherine. They are active members of their church where they continue to serve and volunteer their time.
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Dallas County Dental Society
- Texas Society of Periodontists
- Southwest Society of Periodontology
- American Academy of Periodontology
- Plano Young Dentist Study Club