Dr. Stephen Wallace is a 1971 graduate of Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry with a Certificate in Periodontics. He has been on the faculty of the New York University Department of Implant Dentistry for 14 years attaining the academic rank of Associate Professor. He is a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration.

Dr. Wallace’s time at New York University is divided between clinical teaching and human clinical and histologic research. He has helped develop the world’s largest data base on sinus augmentation surgery. He has performed research studies on products from the world’s leading manufacturers of implants and bone regenerative materials.

Dr. Wallace lectures at home and abroad on issues relating to dental implantology and periodontics. He is the author of an evidence-based review of the sinus augmentation procedure published in the Annals of Periodontology as well over 25 journal articles and textbook chapters. He is co-editor of a text book on sinus elevation surgery recently published in Italy. In addition to his faculty appointment, Dr. Wallace maintains a practice for Periodontics, bone regeneration and implant dentistry in Waterbury, CT.

Dr. Wallace lives in Cheshire, CT with his wife, Bonnie and his cat, Alley. His son, Eric, is an oral surgeon in Santa Barbara, CA and his daughter is an attorney living in Martha’s Vineyard.

Educational Background

University Of Florida B.S. 1963

New York University College of Dentistry D.D.S. 1967

Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry Certif. Periodontics 1971



Alpha Epsilon Delta International Premedical Honor Society

Omicron Kappa Upsilon International Dental Honor Society

Diplomate: International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Fellow: Academy of Osseointegration


Academic Appointments

Instructor in Periodontics Boston University 1971-1973

Instructor in Periodontics University of Connecticut 1976-1979

Associate Professor NYU Dept. Implant Dentistry 1993-present


Hospital Appointments

Waterbury Hospital, Robbins Street, Waterbury, CT 06708 Attending Dental


Professional Appointments

Connecticut Society of Periodontists

    • Past President 1994-1995


    Member of the Board 1991-present

Academy of Osseointegration

    • Education Committee Member 1993-1997


    • Chairman 1997


    • Member, Sinus Lift Consensus Conference 1996


    Program Committee 1999-2000

Sinus Consenus Conference:

    attendee 1996

American Academy Periodontology:

    2003 Emerging Technology Workshop – Reviewer

Academy of Osseointegration:

    • State of the Science on Implant Dentistry Aug 3-6,2006


    Member, committee Bone Augmentation Procedures



Over 1,000 presentations nationally and internationally on subjects related to implantology



Maxillary surgery for the single tooth replacement. Wallace SS. Dental Implantology Update 1991;2:96-99

Significance of the ” Biologic Width ” with respect to root form implants. Wallace SS. Dental Implantology Update 1994;5:25-29.

Histological evaluation of the sinus elevation procedure. Wallace SS, Tarnow DP, Froum SJ. Int J Perio Rest Dent 1996;16:47-51.

Beyond osseointegration: A periodontal perspective. Wallace SS. DGZI Intern, 1996 Germany

Sinus floor elevation utilizing anorganic bovine bone matrix (OsteoGraf/N) and autogenous bone: A clinical, radiographic, histologic, and histomorpho- metric analysis. Part 2 of an ongoing prospective study. Froum SJ, Wallace SS, Tarnow DP, Rohrer MD. Int J Periodont Rest Dent 1998;18:529-543.

The effect of inter-implant distance on the height of the inter-implant bone crest. Tarnow DP, Cho SC, Wallace SS. J Periodontol 2000;71:546-549.

Histologic and clinical comparison of bilateral sinus floor elevations with and without barrier membrane placement in 12 patients: Part 3 of an ongoing prospective study. Tarnow DP, Wallace SS, Froum SJ, Rohrer MD, Cho SC. Int J Periodont Rest Dent 2000;20:117-125.

Human histologic and histomorphometric analysis comparing OsteoGraf/N with PepGen P-15 in the maxillary sinus elevation procedure: A case report. Implant dent 2000;9:298-302.

Influence of anatomy on Schneiderian membrane perforations during sinus elevation surgery: A 3-dimensional analysis. Cho S-C, Wallace SS, Froum SJ, Tarnow DP. Pract Proced Aesthet Dent 2001;13:160-163.

Effect of PRP on bone growth and osseointegration in human maxillary sinus grafts. Three bilateral case reports. Froum SJ, Wallace SS, Tarnow DP, Cho S-C. Int J Periodont Rest Dent 2002;22:45-53.

Correlation of membrane thickness and perforation rates in sinus elevation surgery: A Sim/Plant and clinical analysis. Cho S-C, Yoo SK, Wallace SS, Froum SJ, Tarnow DP. Manuscript in preparation. Presented at Academy of Osseointegration March 2002 (poster presentation). Submitted for publication.

Distribution of the maxillary artery as it relates to sinus augmentation procedures. Elian N, Wallace SS, Kim GU, Cho SC, Froum SJ, Tarnow DP. Presented at Academy of Osseointegration March 2002 (poster presentation). Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2005;20:784-787.

Effect of maxillary sinus augmentation on the survival of endosseous dental implants. An evidence-based literature review. Wallace SS, Froum SJ. Ann Periodontol 2003;8:328-343.

Sinus augmentation utilizing anorganic bovine bone (Bio-Oss) with absorbable and non-absorbable membranes over the lateral window: A histomorphometric and clinical analysis. Wallace SS, Froum SJ, Cho S-C, Elian N, Kim BS, Tarnow DP. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2005;25:

The effect of implant surface morphology on implant survival in the grafted maxillary sinus. Cho S-c, Wallace SS, Froum SJ, Elian N, Tarnow DP. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants (submitted 6-05)

The Sinus Bone Graft: second edition Ed: Jensen OT. Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc. Chicago, 2006. Chapters 17, 18, 19.

La Chirurgia del Seno Mascellare Eds: Testori T, Weinstein R, Wallace S. RL Libri Press, Milan, Italy 2005

Lateral window sinus augmentation using bone replacement grafts: A biologically sound surgical technique. Wallace SS. Alpha Omegan 2005;98;36-46.

Maxillary sinus augmentation: Fixed restorations in the compromised posterior maxilla. Wallace SS. Dental Digest 2005;2:7-14.

Repair of large sinus membrane perforations using stabilized collagen barrier membranes: Surgical techniques and histological and radiographic evidence of success. Testori T, Wallace SS, Del Fabbro M, Taschieri S, Trisi P, Capelli M, Weinstein RL. Int J Periodontics Restorative dent (accepted for publication September 2006).

Schneiderian membrane perforation rate during sinus elevation using Piezosurgery®: A report of 100 consecutive cases. Wallace SS, Mazor Z, Froum SJ, Cho S-C, Tarnow DP. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent (accepted for publication October 2006).

Maxillary sinus augmentation: Evidence-based decision making with a biological surgical approach. Compendium 2006;27:662-669.

History, rationale and clinical use of Piezosurgery™ in maxillary sinus augmentation surgery. In Vercellotti T (ed.) Piezosurgery. Milano, 2007:in press.

Professional Organizations
American Dental Association
Connceticut State Dental Association
Waterbury (CT) Dental Society
American Academy of Periodontology
Connecticut Society of Periodontists
Academy of Osseointegration
European Society of Osseointegration

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