Dr. Steve Parel

Dr. Steve Parel

Email: parelsteve@gmail.com

About the Clinical Expert

Dr. Parel received his dental degree from The Medical College of Virginia in 1969. He spent one year as a general practice resident with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Richmond, which was followed by a two-year residency in Prosthodontics at the Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital in Los Angeles. He received his Maxillofacial Prosthetics training in Houston at the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in 1973. He became a faculty member in the University of Texas System in 1975, rising to the rank of full professor in the San Antonio Medical and Dental Schools in 1978. He served as head of the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Division in the Department of Prosthodontics until 1991, and held a similar position at Baylor College of Dentistry until 1998. This was followed by 7 years of private practice in prosthetic and implant dentistry.

Academic Qualification

  • Dental Degree at The Medical College of Virginia. 
  • Prosthodontic Specialist at Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital.
  • Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Residency, MD Anderson Hospital.

Book Publications

  • Esthetics and Osseointegration
    Editor and Co-Author
  • The SmiLine System
  • Esthetic Implant Restorations

Journal Publications

  • Over 57 refereed Journal articles

Awards & Recognition

  • Received the Andrew J. Ackerman Award for meritorious lifetime service in the field of Maxillofacial Prosthetics!
  • The Distinguished Lecturer and Dan Gordon Awards from the American College of Prosthodontics.
  • The Ken Wical Award from Loma Linda University.
  • Recently received the Branemark Award for lifetime achievement in the field of Implant Dentistry, the highest honor bestowed by the Academy of Osseointegration’s Foundation and The Titanium Society!

StudyClub Topic


Immediate Implant Loading For Edentulous and Failing Dentition Patients


With the growing demand for shorter treatment times from patients, whether we can accommodate such requests is largely influenced by how soon we can load the implant.  Immediate loading is defined as such due to how the implant loading process is taken to the extreme when compared to delayed loading, where, here, the implant is placed & restored, all within a period of 48 hours.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss about surgical factors impacting immediate loading
  • Discuss about host related factors impacting immediate loading
  • Discuss about occlusal factors impacting immediate loading
  • Discuss implant type considerations
  • Discuss about Prosthetic design


June, 24th, 2021

6:30 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET (2 hours)

6:00 PM PT to 8:00 PM PT (2 hours)

CE Credits Offered for this Session: 2

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