Stephen A. Bankston, D.M.D
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 and 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.
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.”