Experienced Oral Surgeon – Coppell, TX

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J. Darrell
Steele, DDS, MD

Coppell Texas oral surgeon J Darrell Steele D D S M D

Dr. Steele has been an accomplished oral surgeon for decades now, and there’s nothing he enjoys more than helping patients leave his oral surgery office feeling much better than when they first arrived. He does everything he can to alleviate discomfort quickly, explain treatment options thoroughly, and put a person’s smile on the best path moving forward! If you’d like to learn more about him, just continue reading below.

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Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

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When he was a small child, Dr. Steele actually wanted to be a veterinarian. However, once he reached his college years, he had his wisdom teeth extracted by an oral surgeon, who invited him to watch some of his more difficult surgeries because of Dr. Steele’s current position as a phlebotomist at the same hospital. After seeing the surgeon finally fix a patient’s jaws and teeth so that they aligned perfectly and functioned properly, Dr. Steele was 100% sold on becoming an oral surgeon himself.

Where Did You
Study Dentistry?

After graduating from UTA, Dr. Steele entered dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry. At that time, dental implants were just beginning to make their way into the field of dentistry, but he was already fascinated by them! Following the completion of his dental doctorate, he underwent his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency, where he focused on full-scope procedures like jaw surgery, cosmetic facial surgery, and procedures involving implants.

Today, Dr. Steele is proud to have been the first oral surgeon's office in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to have used the YOMI dental implant robot! Robotically guided dental implant surgery allows his team to place dental implants in a safer, more comfortable, and more predictable way. He is also currently a member of the following organizations:

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American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons logo Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons logo Dallas County Dental Society logo American Dental Association logo Texas Dental Association logo

Outside of the Oral Surgery Office, What Do You Like to Do?

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Dr. Steele’s wife of over 30 years is a pediatric dentist, and they love working together here at Steele Dental Specialties! They have three grown children. Outside of working hours, his biggest priority is spending quality time with family, which includes his parents in their 80’s who are still as active as possible. They have a farm south of Dallas, and he visits a few times a month to help out along with his two sisters, who also live close by.