Steinke & Caruso Dental Care, 3 and a 50 percent decades of bringing smiles to individuals

DOVER-FOXCROFT — An fascination in horses led to a dental practice that has been in operation for far more than three and a fifty percent a long time. For the very last near two many years, Steinke & Caruso Dental Care has experienced a father-daughter staff of dentists and a workforce of employees giving complete patient treatment.

DOVER-FOXCROFT — An curiosity in horses led to a dental exercise that has been in procedure for much more than 3 and a 50 percent many years. For the last around two many years, Steinke & Caruso Dental Treatment has had a father-daughter staff of dentists and a staff of team delivering complete individual care.

Sitting in the ready area of the Winter season Street place for the duration of a midday break, Dr. Daniel Steinke, DDS, MAGD explained in late 1986 he bought the observe and developing and farm on the Milo Street in close proximity to the Sebec line from Dr. Harold “Hap” Gerrish, who experienced the establishment for near to 3 many years.

Mentioning the last 36 a long time has gone by fast, Dr. Steinke reported, “I experienced great exercise in South Portland, we beloved it down there. (His daughter  Dr. Hillary Caruso, DMD, MAGD) was in third quality, but I have generally been into horses.”   

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STEINKE & CARUSO DENTAL Care — For a lot more than 36 years Dr. Daniel Steinke has operated his dental exercise at 5 Winter season Road in Dover-Foxcroft. For near to two decades his daughter Dr. Hillary Caruso has worked with father at Steinke & Caruso Dental Treatment.

Dr. Steinke mentioned the person who created lab products for him described there was a dental follow and farm for sale in Dover-Foxcroft. Crafted all over 1870, the place of work setting up has been a medical practice of some variety for most of its record — longer than any other site in Dover-Foxcroft.

“My spouse and I took a travel one time and that was it,” Dr. Steinke stated. He claimed it was destiny because he would need to have to provide his observe in South Portland, and immediately after making a person contact a transaction settlement was in spot.

Dr. Caruso mentioned her mothers and fathers appeared at the Dover-Foxcroft farm on Labor Working day Weekend of 1986 and her relatives moved that December. 

Dr. Steinke

“It will be 19 many years in June that I have been working and training dentistry here,” Dr. Caruso said, mentioning the close to two a long time has absent by speedy and has been wonderful.

“I began functioning here in junior large,” she stated, supporting out with sterilizing devices and cleaning and doing the job as a dental assistant all through summer all the way to dental college. “A great deal of individuals however keep in mind me functioning as a dental assistant. They will convey up that I assisted on an unexpected emergency over the weekend.”

Right after graduating from the  University of Connecticut School of Dental Medication in 2004, Dr. Caruso returned to her hometown to satisfy a lifelong aspiration of working towards dentistry with her father.

Dr. Caruso

“I love that it’s often developing, always switching, and the connections you can make with individuals,” Dr. Caruso said. “The occupation is entertaining for the reason that each individual year there are extra progress in technology, so that keeps me busy, but usually we have these great many years-extensive relationships that we construct with individuals and families.”

She mentioned on that morning Dr. Steinke experienced executed some ortho function on a patient whose mother had also been a client when she was younger.

“I have experienced so many next generation individuals and I have 1 or two third generations,” Dr. Steinke mentioned.

“The nutritional section has usually been crucial to me,” he reported. “I have usually felt we could modify peoples’ lives for the much better total simply because we are seeing general nutritious people today just about every 6 months. We could converse about their diet plan and how that influences their general overall health and naturally that affects dentistry. I have generally felt I could transform lives, adjust wellbeing designs superior as a dentist than as I could as a medical professional.”

“People are just residing more healthy extended,” Dr. Caruso reported. “I just observed an 88-yr-previous this morning who even now has all her enamel and that is a great change that is occurring. People today are residing much better for a longer time with their teeth.”

“When I to start with came it was the paradigm that men and women lost their tooth,” Dr. Steinke claimed. “There have been still a great number of men and women who had their tooth out for superior faculty graduation since it was the major factor, ‘get it around with and get to my dentures,’ and that was nonetheless taking place when I came.”

He mentioned he employed to do a ton of work on dentures, but “now most all people has their teeth” together with individuals in their 80s and 90s.

Dr. Steinke also said he is happy to now see quite a few small children who have no cavities when they arrive into the workplace.

“The technological know-how has been a massive aspect of it,” Dr. Caruso stated. “We are executing digitized impressions, even dentures, all the things can be designed digitally with 3-D printers.”

Steinke & Caruso Dental Care is situated at 5 Winter season St. in Dover-Foxcroft, and there also is a dental workplace in Sorrento — Sorrento Dental Associates.. Typical hours are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday. For data, phone 207-564-3455 or go to

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