Meet Dr. Mark Stephens
Dr. Mark Stephens, a board-certified surgeon, was born and raised in Springfield, IL, and he feels very fortunate to be able to work in and give back to his hometown.
About Dr. Stephens
Dr. Stephens has always enjoyed both medicine and dentistry, and because oral and maxillofacial surgery utilizes aspects of both specialties, he is able to practice what he loves every day. He strongly believes in a patient-centric philosophy, in which focusing on the patients’ needs and goals are of the utmost importance.
Dr. Stephens practices full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery, but his interests are dentoalveolar and implant surgery, benign oral pathology, corrective (orthognathic) surgery, facial trauma and reconstruction, and office anesthesia.
Education & Residency
Dr. Stephens completed his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2006 from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He then pursued his dental degree at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and graduated with honors in 2010. Following his dental training, he completed an oral and maxillofacial surgery internship at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign. He then completed a 4-year oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Banner University Medical Center/University of Arizona in Phoenix, AZ, earning his specialty certificate in 2015. In August 2015, he was employed at Christie Clinic in Champaign, IL, and took trauma calls at Presence Covenant Medical Center. He was given the opportunity to return to his hometown, and thus joined Oral and Facial Surgeons of Illinois in August 2016.
Certifications & Memberships
Dr. Stephens holds certifications from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) and in deep sedation/general anesthesia. To earn his ABOMS certification, he was required to complete rigorous exams that tested his knowledge of the oral and maxillofacial specialty and his judgment in surgical situations. As a board-certified oral surgeon, he is the highest qualified dental professional to treat any oral or facial condition.
Dr. Stephens is on staff at Memorial Medical Center and HSHS St. John’s Hospital and participates in dental infection and facial trauma call. He is also a part of the SIU School of Medicine Congenital Head and Neck Anomalies Clinic for cleft and craniofacial conditions. He is also ATLS, ACLS, PALS, and BLS certified and a member of the following organizations:
- American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS)
- American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
- Illinois Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS)
- G.V. Black District Dental Society
- University of Illinois Alumni Association Member
Hobbies & Interests
When he’s not at the practice, Dr. Stephens enjoys working out, attending/watching St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Fighting Illini sporting events, traveling, and spending time with his family.
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