Dr. Steve L. Koo was born and raised in Houston, Texas after his parents emigrated from South Korea. After attending The University of Texas, Dr. Koo graduated (with honors) with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He then attended Texas A & M University and obtained a Master’s in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Koo then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1999 from the University of Texas Health Science Center.
He went on to pursue a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Houston dental program. Dr. Steve Koo graduated in 2007 and joined Dr. Thomas Weil as a partner to form Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Koo is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Memorial Hermann at Memorial City. Dr. Koo is also an active member of the American Dental Association, a board member of the Greater Houston Dental Society, a Texas Dental Association delegate, and serves on the Advisory Council for the U.T. Health Science Center Dental School. Dr. Koo is also an active staff member at Memorial Hermann Hospital and West Houston Hospital.
Dr. Koo was voted Texas Super Dentist in 2015 and Top Dentists in the Houston Monthly and Houstonia 2015 magazines. He has a special interest in dental implants, orthognathic surgery, pathology, cleft palate, and cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Koo’s Curriculum Vitae
Over the course of his career, Dr. Koo has achieved many accomplishments and has been recognized for his expertise. During your visit, he’ll put all of his skills to good use designing and creating your beautiful new smile. Below, you’ll find a brief account of Dr. Koo’s distinctions, education, honors, and previous experience.
Currently a full partner/owner in Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.A. Full Scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Dentoalveolar, Dental Implants, Pathology, Trauma, Orthognathics, Cleft Palate, TMJ, Jaw/Face Reconstruction, Sleep Apnea Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery)
Diplomate of American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Board Certified)
Board of Directors at Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2019 – Present)
Treasurer at Houston Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, (2019- Present)
Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Memorial Hermann at Memorial City
Reviewer for Texas State Board Dental Examiners (Oral and maxillofacial surgery)
Residency University of Texas Dental Branch, 2007 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Houston, TX
D.D.S. University of Texas Dental Branch, 1999 Houston, TX
M.S. Texas A&M University, 1995 School of Chemical Engineering College Station, TX
B.S.E. University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1992 School of Chemical Engineering (Honors)
Honors and Awards/Activities
Board of Director UT Development Board 2020 – Present
Board of Director Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2019- Present
UT Health School of Dentistry Advisory Council 2015- 2018
Executive member of Medical Executive Committee at Memorial Hermann at Memorial City 2013- 2015
Board of Director at Greater Houston Dental Society 2012- 2016
Board of Director at Asian American Mission Health Council 2012 – Present
Delegate at the Texas Dental Association 2012, 2013, 2014
Alternate delegate at the Texas Dental Association 2011
Vice President of Houston Asian American Dental Society, 2 terms 2009 - 2012
Moderator/Judge for Southwest Society Meeting – OMFS Resident Presentation 2018
Distinguished Speaker for Straumann Implant System 2013 - Present
Award for Distinguished Speaker at Houston Asian Dental Society 2009
Legislative Council for Greater Houston Dental Society 2014 -Present
Sponsorship Council for Greater Houston Dental Society 2014
Legacy Member of UTSD Alumni Association 2014
Speaker for Houston Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2013 – “Surgery M and M”
Speaker for Advanced Education for General Dentistry (20 hours CE) - (2012)
Israeli Counter Terror Warfare Course 2013
Chair of New Dentist Committee at Greater Houston Dental Society 2010
Peer Review committee for specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2009
Critical Appraisal of the Month, Hinds Academy, OMFS 2006
Grants and Fellowships
Fellow of American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2013- Present
Oral and Maxillofacial Externship 1999
NIH Research Scholarship, Dental Branch 1996
Air Force Scholarship, Dental Branch 1998 *Declined
“Bone regeneration after maxillary and mandibular cyst enucleation using DBX and plasma platelet-enriching techniques: series of case reports”. With Dr. Demian. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. Submitted to AAOMS Journal for publication.
“Surgical Management Difference in the Treatment of Odontogenic Deep Space Maxillofacial Infections Affecting Hospital Stay: A Retrospective Study”. With Dr. Busaidy. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, Pending.
“Aortoiliac Thrombosis Associated with Mitral Stenosis and Atrial Fibrillation Case Report and Review of the Literature”, Department of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, 2005. (Under journal submission.)
“Dental Management Guidelines of Patients with Liver Disease”, Table Clinic, under Dr. Suchko, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, 1999.
“An Investigation of the Role of Phospholipase D in Calculus Mineralization”, under Dr. Vogel, Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, 1996.
“Depolymerization and Analysis of Rubber Particles in Asphalt”, M.S. Dissertation. Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1994.
French Intermediate at reading and writing
Korean beginner at reading and writing
Basic Cardiac Life Support current
Advanced Cardiac Life Support current
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor current
Pediatric Advanced Life Support current
Advanced Trauma Life Support current
Member, AAOMS 2003-present
Member, American Dental Association, 1999 – present
Member, Texas Dental Association, 1995- present
Member, American Dental Education Association, 2005- present
Greater Houston Dental Society, 1995-2003
Member, Houston Asian American Dental Society Member, Asian American Mission Health
Council 2012- Present
Member, Houston Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 2010 – Present
Member, Texas Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 2010 – Present
Memorial Hermann HospitalMemorial City, Houston, Texas; 2007- Present
Methodist Hospital, TMCHouston, Texas 2007- 2012
West Houston Medical CenterHouston, Texas 2007- Present