Stephen K. Harrel, DDS
Stephen K. Harrel, DDS, is an adjunct professor in the Department of Periodontics at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. A diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, he speaks nationally on the relationship between occlusion and periodontal disease, minimally invasive periodontal surgery, and infection control in dental practice. He can be reached at
High-quality instrumentation, effective self-care, appropriate reevaluations, and additional therapy are key to a successful periodontal treatment regimen.
In dental implant treatment, clinicians can minimize biologic and technical complications by addressing these key factors prior to implant placement.
An examination of data that support an association between certain types of occlusal contacts and progression of pocket probing depths.