Ryan Stephens

Part-Time Hourly Clinical Instructor


Department

Dental Hygiene

Courses Taught

Oral & General Pathology

Education

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Doctor of Dental Medicine, May 2008

Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Bachelors of Science in Zoology, May 2003

Teaching Experience

- Temple College: Oral and General Pathology – Adjunct professor

- AEGD program (VA) - Temple, TX 2011-2016

* Rotary Endodontics

* Endodontic Access Cavity & Anatomy

* CEREC CAD/CAM

* Implant retained prosthetics

* Dental Anomalies

- CAD/CAM Basics (PDS staff), Tucson, AZ 2009-11

- TMJ occlusion/Disorders, U of L 2008

- Preclinical Operative Dentistry, U of L 2007

Professional Experience

Lake Belton Family Dental and Dentures. Temple, TX. 2020- current. Owner of private general dentistry practice. Providing comprehensive care to the general public.

Body of Christ: Belton, TX. 2016-current. Volunteer general dentist for non-profit organization. Dental treatment consisting of: oral examinations, restorative, and oral surgery.

 

Feed my Sheep: Temple, TX. 2015-current. Lead dentist for non-profit organization. Dental screenings for children under the age of 18. Dental caries screening, hygiene index, malocclusion evaluation, eruption and sequencing determination, and referrals to appropriate general and specialty providers.

Central Texas Sealant Fair: Temple, TX. 2015-current. Lead dentist for non-profit organization providing free dental sealants to minors, and dental screenings resulting in referrals to needed providers.

Temple College: Temple, TX. 8/15’-current. Professor of Oral and General Pathology. Instruct students in oral and general pathology. Administer examinations, and prepare students to take and pass board regional exams. Director – Melissa Mackalek, 2600 South 1st St, Temple, TX 76504 #254-298-8657

Veterans Health Administration: Temple, TX. 5/11’- current. Work as a full-time general dentist in a hospital setting. Experience with medically compromised and geriatric patients. Experience in all phases of general dentistry including a busy workload of removable prosthetics. Lab officer responsible for all dental clinic laboratory work and finances. Treatment planning committee member. Implant committee member. Chief Director - Stephen Schmitz DDS, 1901 Memorial Drive, Temple, TX 76504 #254-778-4811

Cove Family Dental: Copperas Cove, TX. 10/12’ - current’. Work as a part-time general dentist in a private office. Experience in all phases of general dentistry with proficiency in E4D indirect restorations. Owner - Brandon Grantham DDS, 2402 Walker Place Blvd, Copperas Cove, TX 76522 #254-547-6453

Veterans Hospital: Waco, TX. 3/11’- 5/11’. Work as a full-time general dentist in a hospital setting. Experience with medically compromised and geriatric patients. Experience in all phases of general dentistry including a busy workload of removable prosthetics. Lab officer responsible for all dental clinic laboratory work and finances. Treatment planning committee member. Implant committee member. Chief Director - Stephen Schmitz DDS, 4800 Memorial Drive, Waco, TX 76711 #254-778-4811

Rita Ranch Dental Group: Tucson, AZ. 7/ 09’ – 3/ 11’. Work as a full-time general dentist in a private office setting. Experience in all phases of general dentistry including proficiency in CEREC CAD/CAM, CEREC CONNECT, rotary endodontics using GT system, and advanced esthetic anterior cases utilizing ceramics. Manager - David Correa, 8160 S. Houghton Rd, Tucson, AZ 85747#520-205-1583.

Truman Medical Center (General practice residency): Kansas City, MO. 7/08 – 7/09. Obtained advanced clinical experiences in general dentistry at the post-doctoral level. Clinical experience include: surgical removal of impacted 3rd molars, biopsy, clinical crown lengthening, fixed/removable prosthetics, basic restorative work, rotary endodontics using Protaper system, placement and restoration of implants, IV/Oral sedations, special needs patients, and operating room cases. Chief Director - John Dane DDS, 7900 Lees Summit Rd, Lees Summit, #816-404-6885

Truman Medical Center -Operating Room Suite: Lees Summit, MO. 8/08 – 6/09.

Operating Room - (12 cases), medically compromised, special needs, and advanced pediatric cases. Procedures include: comprehensive dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, and advanced surgical techniques under general anesthesia. Chief Director - John Dane DDS, 7900 Lees Summit Rd, Lees Summit, #816-404-6885

Not-Tsoo Gah-nee Indian Health Center: Fort Hall, ID 5/07 – 7/07.

Comprehensive care to the Shoshone Bannock Indian tribe including: oral examinations, emergency services, root canal therapy, surgical extractions, and basic restorative work.

Chief Director - William Parrish, Fort Hall, ID

Professional Presentations

- Keynote speaker at Central Texas Dental Hygiene Society annual meeting. Lecture on General Pathology and the Dental Hygienist – A General Review. 5/18/16. Temple, TX

- Temple college – Temple, TX – Oral & General Pathology adjunct professor 2015-current

- Endodontic Access Cavity & Anatomy - Temple, TX - VA AEGD program, 2013 - current

- Cerec CAD/CAM basics 1 & 2 - Temple, TX - VA AEGD program, 2011- current

- Rotary Endodontics - Temple, TX - VA AEGD program, 2011 - current

- Oral Pathology/Anomalies - Temple, TX - VA AEGD program, 2011 - current

- Implant retained dentures - TMC GPR program - KC, MO. October 2008

- Internal bleaching -post dental trauma - Clay-Platte Dental study club, KC, MO. Dec. 08

- Frenulectomy surgical techniques - TMC GPR program - KC, MO. February 2009

- Oral Prosthetics with implants (Case presentation) - TMC Dental Clinic, KC, MO. 6/09

Awards