Meet Dr. Van Scoyoc
Steven Van Scoyoc, DDS, MS, PA
Dr. Steven Van Scoyoc is a specialist in Periodontics and Implantology. He is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. His practice specializes in conservative treatment of gum disease, including specialized interests in soft tissue reconstructive plastic surgery to aesthetically enhance the smile and dental implants that can replace single or multiple missing teeth. He uses the latest technology and science to regenerate bone in the jaws, where bone loss was caused by infection from gum disease, loss of teeth, or injury. This includes sinus bone grafting, where many patients lack sufficient bone thickness in the upper posterior jaw in order to place implants. He also diagnoses and treats oral pathology. Dr. Van Scoyoc’s main interests include soft-tissue and esthetic surgery, as well as implant and advanced bone reconstruction.
Dr. Van Scoyoc earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (D.D.S.) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He continued his education at UNC to complete a 3-year surgical residency in Periodontics, where he obtained his Masters in Periodontics. This advanced training certified him to practice as a specialist in Periodontics and Implantology. In addition, during his residency at the University of North Carolina, he practiced general dentistry to gain perspective on how his specialty training can enhance the treatment of the general dental practitioner.
Throughout his career, Dr. Van Scoyoc has served organized dentistry in many leadership positions, as well as provided lectures at national venues. He is an active member of the following professional organizations:
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Periodontology
- Southern Academy of Periodontology, Executive Council Member
- Founder & Director of the Sandhills Symposium Dental Educational Forum
- North Carolina Dental Society
- Seattle Study Club
Dr. Van Scoyoc performed hundreds of periodontal surgeries and placed numerous dental implants. The University of North Carolina has awarded him the Grover C. Hunter Award for clinical excellence. In addition, he was involved in research on the development of a drug delivery system for the treatment of HIV patients with debilitating oral conditions. This has enabled him to present his work at the American Academy of Dental Research and the Southern Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Van Scoyoc’s love for academia lead him to found and now direct the Sandhills Symposium. This organization is part of the world renowned Seattle Study Club where local doctors come together to enhance their skills through collaboration and education. The Sandhills Symposium hosts world leaders in dentistry here in the Sandhills and allows local doctors unparalleled access to leaders at the forefront of dental research and clinical practice.
During his free time, Dr. Van Scoyoc enjoys running, music and spending time with his wife, Keri and their children.