Stephen A. Bankston, D.M.D

Oral Surgeon, Galleria NW Atlanta & Kennestone

Dr. Stephen A. Bankston

Dental School: University of Pennsylvania

Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fellowship: Craniofacial Trauma and Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Surgical Interests: Facial Trauma, Pathology, Facial Cosmetic &
Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Stephen A. Bankston grew up in Southern Arkansas. His educational background began at the University of Pennsylvania, where he played outside linebacker on the football team during his undergraduate career. He received both his Bachelor of Arts and Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. His internship and residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery was completed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following his residency, Dr. Bankston engaged in an intensive craniofacial trauma and reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Bankston then accepted an academic position at the Medical College of Georgia, and moved to Augusta to be an assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery. After one year he was promoted to associate director of residency training. It was there that Dr. Bankston learned about Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery. He joined the practice in September 2001.

Dr. Bankston is a Fellow of the American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD). ASIRD is committed to improving the quality of care for dental implant patients by elevating the standards of surgical and restorative dental education and practice. Not every dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants and not all placers of dental implants are surgeons. By using an ASIRD team, rest assured that your dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants and only a trained surgeon will place your implant. Learn more about ASIRD.

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Dr. Bankston has a special interest in computer guided implantology and major reconstructive surgery. He has participated in clinical trials and lectured nationally in this cutting edge field. He also serves as director of oral and maxillofacial surgery for the Ben Massell Clinic. Dr. Bankston is one of the many surgeons in the practice that volunteer their time at the 90-year-old clinic on 14th Street downtown. He believes that he and his fellow doctors enjoy “just giving back to the community.”

Dr. Bankston practices out of the Galleria office in NW Atlanta and the Kennestone office in Marietta. 

Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery

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Great experience.

- Michael N

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Great experience.

- Patti R

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Thank you for making this visit so easy. You knowledge and staff are impeccable. I will definitely recommend your practice.

- Nicole G

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The overall experience was fantastic I had a fear of dentists especially where surgery was involved, Doctor Bankston and staff members at both Galleria and Marietta (used both facilities to accommodate my work schedule) were friendly,professional at same time relatable,made sure I understood and felt comfortable with every stage procedure .Thank you so much .

- Ola S

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I am very satisfied with this practice the staff if very friendly and courteous and helpful. They explained to me in detail about the procedure that I have to get for my wisdom teeth to be extracted. I was a little nervous since it is 3 that need to be done but the staff advised me very well and eased my mind and made the visit worth it. Dr Bankston is awesome as well very detailed and takes the time to talk with you and he listens to your concerns. I will be having my procedure done here and would recommend them.

- N D

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I cannot say enough about the superb service and support I received from the entire staff. I've heard nightmarish stories regarding dental implants. However, the level of expertise, education, concern and follow-up from the entire staff is beyond comparable and eased my fears. I appreciate Dr. Bankston and the entire staff for making this process comfortable and ideal! Best oral surgery facility ever!

- Angela C

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Everything went as planned. Great experience considering what had to be done

- Charlesh h H

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Chelsea, Vee and Tatiana were excellent.

- James B

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My experience with my implants was completely opposite of what I heard from my friends and relatives. Absolutely no pain during surgery and post-surgery. Highly recommend Dr. Bankston and his office for a pleasant experience in implants journey.

- Jalal Charkhian

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My experience here was fantastic.

- Kevin M

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Excellent

- Bonnie M

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Feel very at ease by staff especially with thus being my first surgery

- Trenton C

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Excellent office staff and oral surgeon

- Whitney S

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Very satisfied. Extremely friendly staff. Outcomes so far so good! A superior experience.

- Mac M

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This experience with Dr Bankston and staff was excellent... from the initial contact with the front desk to actual Surgery to the post op care. Everything was handled perfectly and very professionally.

- Jim N

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I'm glad I chose AOFS out of all of the options I had to choose from. I know where I will be coming for future procedures

- Shawn R

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Dr. Bankston and his entire staff did an amazing job with my implants. I would recommend anyone to this facility.

- Vince R

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Atlanta oral and facial surgery is a great place I still have some work to have done and it will definitely be with AOFS

- Todd H

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I was having a toothache in one of my wisdom teeth after doing an xray it was found that I needed three pulled. I was extremely nervous and anxious about the procedure. Dr. Bankstone is staff were so helpful in making me comfortable and explained the entire procedure in detail. The day of, I walked in somewhat anxious but a little more relaxed than the day before (thanks to the meds). I was put under and it was the most painless procedure ever. I did have some soreness and swelling but nothing that required an additional visit and most importantly no infection. Great service!! I will always recommend Dr. Bankstone.

- Ana M

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I was just to get a tooth extraction that the previous dentist could not remove because I was in pain ! But when I came to this place a 45 min procedure seemed like 4 mins ! I don't remember feeling any pain during the procedure. The staff were very friendly .

- Erica M

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