Meet Dr. Steven Ko

“Every Child is an individual with special social, emotional, intellectual, and physical qualities. All children are wonderful in their own way and the approach should not be the same for everyone. I believe our children’s oral health is integral to their general health. It is not just about healthy teeth and gums. I am committed to their health.”

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Steven Ko (also known as “Dr. Steve” by his patients) is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Steve is passionate about caring for children’s oral health.  Specializing in treating infants, children, and patients with special health care needs, he finds it rewarding to impact patients’ lives early and watch them grow into adults who take an active role in their health.  He strives for high-quality and safe dentistry, aiming to give both patients and their families the best experience possible.

Dr. Steven grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Columbia University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from University of Pennsylvania.  After completing his undergraduate and doctorate degrees, he moved on to complete his pediatric dentistry residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo / Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.  Training in a hospital setting provided him with an opportunity to work with special-need patients, exposing him to a variety of patient cases and allowing him to stay current with the evolving diagnoses and treatments of pediatric dentistry.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Santa Clara County Dental Society

Outside the Office

On a personal level, Dr. Steven enjoys swimming in the early morning before work.  He was a high school All-American in swimming and qualified for the U.S. Swimming National Championships in multiple events. As a student athlete at Columbia, he competed in NCAA division 1 swimming for all four years and captained in his senior year. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing basketball and watching Philadelphia sports teams, especially Eagles, and 76ers. 

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