Steinke & Caruso Dental Care, three and a half decades of bringing smiles to patients

James Eaton

DOVER-FOXCROFT — An desire in horses led to a dental follow that has been in procedure for more than three and a half a long time. For the previous close to two a long time, Steinke & Caruso Dental Treatment has had a father-daughter team of dentists and a staff of workers furnishing thorough individual care.

DOVER-FOXCROFT — An interest in horses led to a dental apply that has been in procedure for much more than three and a 50 percent a long time. For the final in close proximity to two many years, Steinke & Caruso Dental Treatment has experienced a father-daughter group of dentists and a group of team offering thorough affected person treatment.

Sitting down in the waiting area of the Winter Road place in the course of a midday split, Dr. Daniel Steinke, DDS, MAGD reported in late 1986 he acquired the exercise and creating and farm on the Milo Road close to the Sebec line from Dr. Harold “Hap” Gerrish, who had the institution for shut to three decades.

Mentioning the last 36 yrs has long gone by quickly, Dr. Steinke stated, “I had fantastic follow in South Portland, we loved it down there. (His daughter  Dr. Hillary Caruso, DMD, MAGD) was in 3rd quality, but I’ve generally been into horses.”   

Observer photograph/Stuart Hedstrom
STEINKE & CARUSO DENTAL Treatment — For much more than 36 years Dr. Daniel Steinke has operated his dental practice at 5 Winter season Avenue in Dover-Foxcroft. For shut to two a long time his daughter Dr. Hillary Caruso has worked with father at Steinke & Caruso Dental Treatment.

Dr. Steinke reported the gentleman who designed lab gear for him talked about there was a dental follow and farm for sale in Dover-Foxcroft. Created all around 1870, the office creating has been a professional medical follow of some variety for most of its history — for a longer time than any other internet site in Dover-Foxcroft.

“My spouse and I took a push one particular time and that was it,” Dr. Steinke said. He reported it was destiny because he would have to have to provide his follow in South Portland, and right after producing a single get in touch with a transaction arrangement was in location.

Dr. Caruso mentioned her mothers and fathers looked at the Dover-Foxcroft farm on Labor Day Weekend of 1986 and her spouse and children moved that December. 

Dr. Steinke

“It will be 19 many years in June that I have been doing work and practising dentistry here,” Dr. Caruso explained, mentioning the near two decades has absent by rapid and has been great.

“I started out functioning listed here in junior substantial,” she stated, encouraging out with sterilizing instruments and cleaning and doing work as a dental assistant throughout summertime all the way to dental college. “A good deal of clients nonetheless try to remember me working as a dental assistant. They will convey up that I assisted on an emergency more than the weekend.”

Soon after graduating from the  University of Connecticut College of Dental Medicine in 2004, Dr. Caruso returned to her hometown to satisfy a lifelong dream of practicing dentistry with her father.

Dr. Caruso

“I adore that it is constantly developing, normally switching, and the connections you can make with people,” Dr. Caruso reported. “The occupation is pleasurable for the reason that each and every 12 months there are far more developments in technologies, so that keeps me hectic, but if not we have these superb a long time-extended associations that we make with people and family members.”

She reported on that early morning Dr. Steinke experienced performed some ortho perform on a patient whose mother experienced also been a individual when she was youthful.

“I have had so lots of next technology folks and I have a single or two 3rd generations,” Dr. Steinke claimed.

“The nutritional component has always been crucial to me,” he stated. “I have constantly felt we could alter peoples’ life for the much better in general because we are viewing general healthier men and women every single 6 months. We could talk about their diet and how that impacts their in general wellness and certainly that impacts dentistry. I have always felt I could improve lives, improve health and fitness styles much better as a dentist than as I could as a doctor.”

“People are just dwelling more healthy for a longer time,” Dr. Caruso reported. “I just observed an 88-year-previous this early morning who continue to has all her teeth and that is a great alter that is taking place. Men and women are living superior for a longer period with their tooth.”

“When I 1st arrived it was the paradigm that persons missing their teeth,” Dr. Steinke explained. “There have been however a fantastic range of persons who had their enamel out for significant college graduation for the reason that it was the large factor, ‘get it in excess of with and get to my dentures,’ and that was continue to happening when I came.”

He claimed he made use of to do a great deal of get the job done on dentures, but “now most everyone has their teeth” including sufferers in their 80s and 90s.

Dr. Steinke also said he is happy to now see numerous kids who have no cavities when they occur into the place of work.

“The engineering has been a massive part of it,” Dr. Caruso reported. “We are doing digitized impressions, even dentures, all the things can be manufactured digitally with 3-D printers.”

Steinke & Caruso Dental Treatment is positioned at 5 Winter season St. in Dover-Foxcroft, and there also is a dental business office in Sorrento — Sorrento Dental Associates.. Frequent hrs are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday. For information, connect with 207-564-3455 or go to https://centralmainesmiles.com/.

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