Dr. Steven B. Whitaker, DDS

601 W Maple Ave, Springdale, AR 72764

Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.

The surgeons ofOral & Facial SurgeryCenter manage a wide variety of procedures relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. The surgical team practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery and temporomandibular joint surgery.

With bone grafting, we now have the opportunity to not only replace bone where it is missing, but also the ability to promote new bone growth in that location! This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.

Dr. Wright is a native of Arkansas. She obtained a bachelors degree in Zoology from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She then followed with a medical degree from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine in Little Rock.

Dr Wright has served as an anesthesiologist in medical facilities in both Arkansas and Oklahoma for more than 15 years. She is licensed in Arkansas and Oklahoma as well as a Member of the American Board of Anesthesiology. Professional memberships include the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Arkansas Society of Anesthesiologists and the Arkansas Medical Society.

After college, Dr. Minkin stayed in Memphis as a research technician in the pharmaceutical sciences department of St. Judes Children Research Hospital (SJCRH). Dr. Minkin published his research in several peer reviewed journals during his time at SJCRH. He then earned his DDS from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2011. Dr. Minkin continued his educational training, completing a General Practice Residency at Louisiana State University Hospital in New Orleans and an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery internship with the Oral Surgical Institute in Nashville. He then completed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. After joining Arkansas Oral and Facial Surgery Center (AOFSC) in 2018, Dr. Minkin took special interest in minimally invasive robotic dental surgery. Minkin and his surgical colleagues at AOFSC are excited to bring the first and only FDA approved Yomi Robotic Dental System to Northwest Arkansas. Dr. Minkin also participates in regional facial trauma coverage and maintains privileges at Washington Regional, North Arkansas Regional, Northwest Medical and Arkansas Childrens Hospital in Northwest Arkansas.

Dr. Minkin is an active member of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Dental Association (ADA), Arkansas State Dental Association (ASDA), and Northwest District Dental Society (NWDDS).

After receiving his B.S. degree, he attended Baylor College of Dentistry (now Texas A&M College of Dentistry) in Dallas, Texas where he earned his D.D.S. Degree. Upon Finishing his Doctoral degree, he earned a postdoctoral Masters degree in Craniofacial Biology from Baylor University in Waco,TX, and then completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

Upon Completing his training be began a private practice in Fayetteville, Arkansas, but remained on part time faculty at Baylor College of Dentistry and the University of Oklahoma Dental School teaching Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residence for several years. While in private practice, Dr. Bolding served six years as a Board Examiner and remains a current diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Bolding has continued to remain active academically throughout his years in private practice with multiple publications and currently is an associate professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at St. Josephs University Medical Center in New Jersey. As an associate professor, he provides didactic and clinical training to the residents and is recognized for his expertise in the area of Temporomandibular Joint Surgery (TMJ) and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Upper Airway Disorders, and Robotic Surgery. Dr. Bolding is a Nationally and Internationally Recognized Leader for his clinical expertise but is also a recognized National Healthcare Leader. Over the past 30 years he has consulted with hospitals, industry leaders, physicians, dentist, and patients on various ways to deliver better systems to improve the quality of healthcare for patients. His passion for quality healthcare has been recognized by many leaders both in healthcare and in business, which has allowed him to be a frequent guest speaker on leadership and technologies that shape the healthcare industry.

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