Let me introduce myself. In my personal time, while not in the office with you enjoying the people and challenges of dentistry, my interests focus on my family, athletics, and the outdoors.
After growing up in Michigan, I attended the University of Iowa on a football scholarship and although we didn't visit the Rose Bowl, I was able to graduate in the Honors College majoring in pre dental science, biochemistry, and nutrition.
I married Beth, my high school sweetheart, in Yarmouth and then fell in love with Maine. We spent the next year at the University of Maine at Orono where I taught and did research in biochemistry and nutrition.
We returned to Iowa for dental school where I graduated with honors and received awards, including the Academy of Orthodontics award and the Dean's Leadership award. A year's post-graduate residency at Maine Medical Center brought us back to Maine permanently.
For the next six years I developed my practice in South Portland, enjoyed a very satisfying and rewarding dental practice and thought I would stay there until I retired. Fate led us to Dover-Foxcroft and to people who value the importance of family and a unique quality of life.
We have four children, Hillary, Heather, Jeff and Chris who continue to provide our greatest joy in their growth and love. We also have two son-in-laws, Joe Caruso, who married Hillary in 2000, and Tom Evans who married Heather in 2006.
Dr. Steinke has focused his ability to provide the highest quality care through dedicating himself to nearly unparalleled continuing education. After graduating with Honors from the University of Iowa, he completed a one-year general practice residency at the Maine Medical Center, where he focused on increasing his skills in all aspects of dentistry and, in addition, took the medical rotation of Anesthesiology. Also in the residency, Dr. Steinke gained extensive skills in dental trauma care, working closely with oral surgeons.
Highlights of Dr. Dan Steinke's continuing education are as follows:
- Master of the Academy of General Dentistry(MAGD)
- Alumni of the LD Pankey Institute with completion of the entire continuum plus the Master's Forum.
- Founding President of New England Masters Study Club, a group exclusively limited