Steve graduated from the University of Colorado in 1975. He finally attended dental college at Loyola University of Chicago and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) diploma in 1979. Thereafter, he finished a 12 months standard exercise residency on the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During this time, Dr. Folson advanced a unique hobby in periodontology, the examine of the helping systems of the teeth (gum tissue and helping bone).
In 1980 he back to Loyola University in Chicago for a two-12 months residency in periodontics. He changed into presented each a Certificate in Periodontics and a Master of Science diploma in 1982. Subsequently, he and his wife, Gretchen, relocated to Arizona to start his non-public exercise in periodontics in July, 1982.
He changed into the primary full-time periodontist withinside the Sun Cities and Peoria. In 1988, Dr. Folson carried out Diplomate reputation with The American Board of Periodontology. Presently, Dr. Folson is a Peoria periodontist who has a thriving and various exercise dedicated to periodontics and dental implant surgery.
Dr. Folson strongly believes in collaborative care and has a fine courting with dozens of dental colleagues withinside the West Valley. He is a member of the American Board of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology, Western Society of Periodontology (WSP), Arizona Society of Periodontists (ASP), American and Arizona Dental Associations. Steve is venerated to serve at the Board of Directors of WSP representing ASP.
On a non-public note, Dr. Folson and Gretchen were married for 39 years. They each grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and have been excessive college classmates. Steve and Gretchen are avid golfers, gardeners and moviegoers. In addition, they may be energetic individuals of Mountain View Presbyterian Church. Steve additionally enjoys hiking, rollerblading and university football.
Their son, Paul, is hired withinside the sun enterprise and daughter-in-law, Tamar, is an authorized drug and alcohol counselor. They are living in suburban Los Angeles. Daughter, Berit, is hired at an upscale senior residing network in North Scottsdale. Steve & Gretchen look ahead to summer time season holidays in No. Minnesota on Lake Bemidji and revel in their terriers – Oliver & Max.