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. He is currently serving on the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Periodontology.
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 a 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, and enjoys working out, playing golf, tennis, and reading. He and his wife have two sons and make their home in Coppell.
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.