Stephen L. Wheeler, DDS

Oral Surgeon

310 Santa Fe Drive Suite 304
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-1333


Board Certified Specialist,
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


  • Dental Implant Reconstruction
  • Bone Preservation & Grafting
  • Surgical Removal of Teeth
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Sedation & Anesthesia
  • Complex Implant Aesthetics

About Dr. Wheeler

Dr. Wheeler is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, practicing in San Diego Country for the past three decades.  He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his postgraduate education from the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Hospital. 

Expertise in Dental Implants

Since the early 1980’s, Dr. Wheeler has been a leader in the field of implant dentistry.  He has placed thousands of dental implants and has become an internationally recognized authority on dental implant reconstruction, lecturing throughout the world and publishing numerous articles in scientific journals.

In addition to being proficient in the surgical placement of multiple implant systems, he has helped pioneer many of the newest bone grafting techniques and is actively involved in research on esthetic tooth replacement using dental implants.

Dr. Wheeler continues to instruct implant and bone grafting techniques to a new generation of doctors worldwide.  His qualifications, experience and his track record are not a coincidence, but a conscious effort to inform himself on the most current approaches, methods and procedures.  His expertise has earned him national, as well as international recognitions along with the utmost respect from his peers.

Leadership in the Dental Profession

Dr. Wheeler is a member of numerous professional organizations and is a Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Fellow of both the Academy of Osseointegration and the American Society of Osseointegration, which are devoted exclusively to implant dentistry.  Dr. Wheeler is Past President of the Academy of Osseointegration and serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness.

Dr. Wheeler founded the Rancho Santa Fe Dental Implant Study Club in 1988 to provide continuing education for the local dental community on the latest techniques and procedures in implant dentistry.  He lectures both nationally and internationally on numerous topics related to dental implant treatment, sharing his extensive experience and expertise with his colleagues.

Community and Family

Both Dr. Wheeler and his wife, Lynne, are directly involved in several philanthropic organizations, financially and as active participants.  They have two beautiful daughters, who are both graduates of the University of Southern California.

Implant Restorative Network

Drs. Wheeler and Seul work with some of the finest Prosthodontists and general dentists in San Diego County. Close collaboration, particularly with dental implant treatment, produces optimal results for patients.

Nolan Bellisario, DMD
13983 Mango Drive, Suite 100
Del Mar, CA 92014

Paul Davis, DDS
4320 Genesee Avenue, Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92117

Craig Fitch, DDS
477 N. El Camino Real, B 207
Encinitas, CA 92023

Miguel Grillo, DMD
12264 E. Camino Real, Suite 306
San Diego, CA 92130

Scott M. Jordan, DDS
285 N. El Camino Real, Suite 210
Encinitas, CA 92024

Jiyoung Kim, DDS
2235 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 100
Encinitas, CA 92024

Gary D. Krueger, DDS
320 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 201
Encinitas, CA 92024

Bogdan Madurowicz, DDS
718 N. Coast Highway, Suite 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

Mary A. Walsh-Cole, DMD
285 N. El Camino Real, Suite 216
Encinitas, CA 92024