Stephen R. John, DDS, APC

Continuing the family tradition of periodontics

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About Dr. John

Dr. John graduated from The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco in 1984 and went on to complete his periodontal residency at The University of California, San Francisco in 1986. He then practiced alongside his father, Dr. Robert John for 15 years. Dr. John continues his passion for improving the knowledge and periodontal health of his patients.

Dr. John is very active in the dental community. He enjoyed teaching for 5 years at The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of dentistry. He served as a Regional Faculty member for the American Heart Association and has been a CPR instructor for over 25 years. Dr. John lectures to dental groups throughout the states. He has given lectures for Invisalign orthodontic appliance and Biolase lasers.

Dr. John incorporated laser therapy in his practice a number of years ago. He has found that the use of lasers in his periodontal treatment has improved healing and patient comfort. Patients are pleased with the improved ease of healing and decrease in post op discomfort compared to traditional periodontal techniques. Dr. John is one of the instructors for the Biolase Advanced Training course. He helps train dentists who currently use Waterlase lasers to advance their clinical skills on more complex and difficult procedures.

Dr. John was inducted into the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the Academy of Dentistry International. The Pierre Fauchard Academy and the Academy of Dentistry International are international honor dental organizations. These organizations recognize dentists who are outstanding in their profession and in their community.

Contemporary Periodontics

Dr. John employs the latest techniques in contemporary periodontics to care for every patient’s needs:

  • Straumann Dental Implants
  • Soft Tissue Grafts

  • Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy

  • Periodontal Surgery

  • Regenerative Procedures including Bone Grafting, Emdogain and GTR

  • Crown Lengthening

  • Soft Tissue Biopsy

  • Ridge Augmentation

  • Frenectomy

  • Root Amputation

  • Hemisection

  • Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy such as Definitive Scaling and Root Planing

  • Microbial Testing

  • Systemic and Localized Antibiotic Therapy

  • Sinus Lift Surgery for Dental Implants Utilizing the New Piezo Surgical Technique

  • Oral Conscious Sedation


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I feel that he was extremely honest, and explained my options upfront. He communicated during my procedure so I knew what to expect at all times.

Christina F., Half Moon Bay, CA

Doctor John and the hygienist staff all have a very gentle touch. Once I almost fell asleep in the chair while having my teeth cleaned!

Colleen A., San Jose, CA

My general dentist sent me to Dr John and he took his time to explain everything that was going on so I feel I understand. I’m very very impressed.

Renshin B., Oakland, CA
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