Our Surgeon

Steven Zambrano, DDS

Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Steven Zambrano was born and raised in New York, first living in Brooklyn and then moving to Long Island. In high school, he was active in varsity track and football and was on the school honor roll all four years of high school. Dr. Zambrano then attended community college for one year before packing his bags for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in pursuit of fulfilling his dream of playing college football. He studied Biology and Chemistry and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology.

After college, he decided to take the Dental Admission Test. Dr. Zambrano scored in the highest 90th percentile and was later accepted to the Louisiana Health and Sciences Center School of Dentistry. He excelled in all facets of clinical and surgical dentistry- especially oral and maxillofacial surgery. After completion of his dental education and training, he was name top clinician in areas of surgical implant dentistry, surgical exodontia and anesthesia. In his senior year Dr. Zambrano also finished first in clinical production. This led Dr. Zambrano to receive the award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for Dental Implants and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for Outstanding Dental Student.

During his pursuit to become an oral surgeon, Dr. Zambrano challenged the National Dental Board part I examination in which he obtained the highest score in his class- a 90th percentile score. This score was from a scaled comparison across all the United States dental school students. The combination of an exceptional score, dental school ranking, surgical externships (University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital and Louisiana State University Health and Sciences), garnered Dr. Zambrano admission into the highly competitive specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Zambrano entered into Oral Surgery training at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry in Nashville, Tennessee. Training was also concluded at University of Tennessee Knoxville Medical Center, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the Veteran Administration Medical Center. The intense 4-year training included focused and detailed training in internal medicine, cardiovascular and stroke management, surgical care for the elderly, general and sedation anesthesia for adults and pediatric patients, facial trauma, placement of difficult dental implants for reconstruction, bone grafting, oral cancer, deeply impacted teeth and pain management of the head and neck. 

Dr. Zambrano is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS.org). Board Certification from ABOMS demonstrates knowledge of the skills central to the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery and allows the public to know that Dr. Zambrano has met the standard that is recommended, acceptable and recognized by the best and most knowledgable of his peers within the specialty and also recognized by other physicians and dentist who provide high levels of healthcare within the USA.

Dr. Zambrano and his team are here to alleviate your fears and worries about dental surgery and make your visit to Cordova Oral & Implant Surgery a pleasant one. His philosophy is very simple; to treat every patient as if they were family or loved ones. The oral surgery team at Cordova Oral & Implant Surgery are very passionate about being oral health care providers in the community and look forward to taking care of you.  

Dr. Zambrano’s office & hospital certifications, affiliations: 

  1. American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  2. American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  3. Society for Pediatric Sedation
  4. Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital
  5. Methodist University Hospital
  6. Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  7. Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  8. Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  9. Advanced Trauma Life Support