Stephen A. Bankston, D.M.D

Meet Dr. Bankston

Galleria NW Atlanta & Kennestone

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.

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

5 out of 5 stars based on 36 Stephen A. Bankston reviews.

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Best oral surgeon team in the U.S.! Made every step so easy and really care about you as a patient! Thank you to the entire team! Every office should take notes!

- RaKiya G

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Highly satisfied

- Emmanuel V

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Dr. Bankstown & his entire staff are excellent! They made a scary surgery feel safe & easy. I love my new smile

- Barbara D

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I had an urgent dental issue and was only in town for 24 hours. Dr. Bankston and his team moved mountains to see me late on a Friday. They did an exceptional job. Courteous, professional, compassionate and sense of humor to boot..what more could you ask for in a practice! Dental work/oral surgery makes me extremely anxious. Dr. B and his team put me completely at ease. So much so, I actually looked forward to my follow-up appt.

- Bret B

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- Imogene C

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Dr. Bankston and his staff of professionals provide the highest level of care and concern that I've experienced in over 50 years of dental care. Their warmth and courtesy put me at ease during my surgeries for a bone graph and an implant. My follow up appointments were very helpful and informative with regard to understanding the final steps to success for my first implant. Thank you so much to Dr. Bankston and his wonderful staff!

- Greg C

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Great Service, would recommend to family and friends.

- Monica W

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- Gordon S A

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Great overall experience!

- D B

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Dr. Bankstone is excellent with tooth extractions and implants. He consistently follow up through the entire process. After my surgery they followed up more than just the day after my procedure. His staff is excellent and I highly recommend him and his staff. They all are so caring and go above and beyond the call of duty to accommodate their patients. I was truly blessed to be referred to Dr. Bankstone and his staff.

- Pharis A

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I’m happy for the culture of Professionalism and expertise displayed by all Doctors and Staff

- Mark A

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I typically dread dental procedures but Dr. Bankston thoroughly explained the procedure, answered questions, and with that staff made me feel at ease.

- Kim M

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This is a fantastic practice!

- Amyia D

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Front staff friendly and helpful.

- Janet L

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Staff is fantastic and very thorough. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Bankston. He is very compassionate and loves his patients!!!

- Dana W

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Very thorough and kind

- Trina R

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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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