Steinke & Caruso Dental Care, 3 and a fifty percent decades of bringing smiles to clients


DOVER-FOXCROFT — An fascination in horses led to a dental apply that has been in operation for extra than 3 and a half decades. For the very last close to two many years, Steinke & Caruso Dental Treatment has had a father-daughter team of dentists and a staff of team supplying detailed affected individual care.

DOVER-FOXCROFT — An desire in horses led to a dental practice that has been in procedure for far more than a few and a half a long time. For the very last around two a long time, Steinke & Caruso Dental Treatment has experienced a father-daughter group of dentists and a staff of workers supplying in depth patient treatment.

Sitting down in the ready place of the Winter Road site throughout a midday break, Dr. Daniel Steinke, DDS, MAGD said in late 1986 he purchased the apply and creating and farm on the Milo Road around the Sebec line from Dr. Harold “Hap” Gerrish, who experienced the institution for near to a few decades.

Mentioning the past 36 yrs has gone by rapid, Dr. Steinke claimed, “I experienced good practice in South Portland, we cherished it down there. (His daughter  Dr. Hillary Caruso, DMD, MAGD) was in 3rd grade, but I’ve often been into horses.”   

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STEINKE & CARUSO DENTAL Treatment — For additional than 36 decades Dr. Daniel Steinke has operated his dental apply at 5 Wintertime Street in Dover-Foxcroft. For near to two decades his daughter Dr. Hillary Caruso has worked with father at Steinke & Caruso Dental Treatment.

Dr. Steinke reported the gentleman who built lab devices for him mentioned there was a dental apply and farm for sale in Dover-Foxcroft. Created all around 1870, the business office building has been a medical practice of some form for most of its background — longer than any other site in Dover-Foxcroft.

“My spouse and I took a push one particular time and that was it,” Dr. Steinke claimed. He explained it was destiny because he would need to offer his observe in South Portland, and following generating one particular phone a transaction arrangement was in position.

Dr. Caruso explained her parents looked at the Dover-Foxcroft farm on Labor Working day Weekend of 1986 and her relatives moved that December. 

Dr. Steinke

“It will be 19 years in June that I have been doing work and training dentistry below,” Dr. Caruso mentioned, mentioning the in the vicinity of two a long time has gone by speedy and has been wonderful.

“I begun functioning below in junior significant,” she claimed, encouraging out with sterilizing instruments and cleaning and operating as a dental assistant through summer season all the way to dental school. “A lot of patients continue to recall me performing as a dental assistant. They will deliver up that I assisted on an unexpected emergency over the weekend.”

Immediately after graduating from the  College of Connecticut School of Dental Medication in 2004, Dr. Caruso returned to her hometown to satisfy a lifelong aspiration of practising dentistry with her father.

Dr. Caruso

“I enjoy that it is always developing, generally transforming, and the connections you can make with people,” Dr. Caruso stated. “The job is enjoyment because just about every calendar year there are much more progress in technological know-how, so that retains me occupied, but if not we have these excellent decades-long interactions that we develop with men and women and families.”

She claimed on that early morning Dr. Steinke experienced carried out some ortho function on a patient whose mom experienced also been a individual when she was younger.

“I have had so quite a few 2nd era people today and I have just one or two third generations,” Dr. Steinke reported.

“The nutritional portion has generally been crucial to me,” he explained. “I have constantly felt we could alter peoples’ life for the greater total because we are observing all round balanced persons just about every 6 months. We could discuss about their diet program and how that affects their general wellbeing and definitely that affects dentistry. I have often felt I could improve lives, adjust wellness styles far better as a dentist than as I could as a doctor.”

“People are just living healthier longer,” Dr. Caruso mentioned. “I just observed an 88-calendar year-previous this morning who still has all her teeth and that is a excellent change that is occurring. Persons are living better longer with their teeth.”

“When I initially arrived it was the paradigm that folks misplaced their tooth,” Dr. Steinke stated. “There had been nevertheless a very good number of men and women who had their teeth out for substantial college graduation for the reason that it was the big issue, ‘get it about with and get to my dentures,’ and that was nevertheless going on when I came.”

He reported he utilised to do a great deal of work on dentures, but “now most every person has their teeth” together with patients in their 80s and 90s.

Dr. Steinke also mentioned he is happy to now see numerous youngsters who have no cavities when they appear into the place of work.

“The engineering has been a large element of it,” Dr. Caruso claimed. “We are undertaking digitized impressions, even dentures, almost everything can be built digitally with 3-D printers.”

Steinke & Caruso Dental Care is found at 5 Winter St. in Dover-Foxcroft, and there also is a dental business in Sorrento — Sorrento Dental Associates.. Regular hrs are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday. For information, phone 207-564-3455 or go to

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