Steven J. Bounds, DDS


16100 Sand Canyon Avenue Suite 320
Irvine, CA 92618


Board Certified Specialist,


  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Bone Preservation & Grafting
  • Surgical Removal of Teeth
  • Periodontal Plastic Surgery
  • Periodontal Therapy
  • Aesthetic Tissue Sculpting

About Dr. Bounds

Dr. Bounds received his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in 1988. After working in business and finance for several years he attended Creighton University School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While in dental school Dr. Bounds conducted research comparing the performance of several dental adhesives and published his results in the American Journal of Dentistry.

He then went on to complete a three-year residency in Periodontics at Ohio State University, where he earned his Certificate of Specialization in Periodontics. While at Ohio State University he was a clinical instructor to the dental students and was involved in biochemistry research. His research earned him a Master of Science degree and was published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. After completing his training at Ohio State University, Dr. Bounds joined the practice of Dr. Todd Miller.

Dr. Bounds has extensive experience in all aspects of periodontal therapy, including dental implants, periodontal plastic surgery and IV conscious sedation. He has completed continuing education courses in advanced immediate implant placement, microsurgery and ridge augmentation procedures.

Professional Organizations

Dr. Bounds is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including, the American Academy of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontists, Academy of Osseointegration (focused exclusively on dental implants), American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Society, Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry, and the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness.

Community and Family

In his spare time Dr. Bounds enjoys outdoor activities, such as fishing, hiking, and backpacking, as well as golf and coaching baseball.

Implant Restorative Network

Dr. Miller and Dr. Bounds work closely with some of the finest general dentists in the area. Close collaboration between surgical and restorative colleagues results in the best possible outcomes for patients, particularly with dental implant treatment.

John S. Brizendine, DDS
24432 Muirlands Blvd., Suite 209
Lake Forest CA 92630

Charles Brown, DDS
16100 Sand Canyon Ave., Suite 380
Irvine CA 92618

Gregory Clibon, DDS
14150 Culver Drive Suite 300
Irvine CA 92604

Vickie Y. Ge, DDS
113 Waterworks Way, Suite 145
Irvine, CA 92618

Jeevan V. Ghatnekar, DDS
2 Osborn Street, Suite 130
Irvine CA 92604

Larry G. Hampsten
2192 Martin
Irvine CA 92612

Rob Herried, DDS
2675 Irvine Avenue, Suite 104
Costa Mesa CA 92627

Christopher A. Jordan, DDS
Cam Tu N. Pham, DDS

30212 Tomas #240
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Lombardi Brothers Dental
26700 Towne Centre Dr, Ste 200
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

Darrell G. Otsu, DDS
Robert L. Otsu, DDS

2 Osborn Street
Irvine CA 92604

John Pasko, DDS
2 Osborn
Irvine CA 92604

David Tassey, DDS
4950 Barranca Parkway, Suite 302
Irvine CA 92604

Monica M. Trieu, DDS
2192 Martin, Suite 250
Irvine CA 92612

Ronald T. Watanabe, DDS
Scott MN. Watanabe, DDS

14785 Jeffrey Road, Suite 205
Irvine CA 92618

Watson & Niven
20280 SW Acacia Street, Suite 120
Newport Beach CA 92660