Stec Family Dentistry

3010 West Faidley Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803

Ph: (308) 382-4440

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The Highest Quality Dental Treatment, In a Warm And Caring Environment

Dr. Steven Stec

Greetings, I am Dr. Steven Stec. I am a native of Ainsworth, Nebraska and have been a resident of Grand Island, Nebraska since 1983. My Bachelor of Science degree in biology was obtained at the University of Nebraska in 1978 and my Doctor of Dental Surgery was received from the University of Nebraska Medical College of Dentistry in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1983.

I strongly believe in staying current on the newest in dental procedures. I have attended many advanced education classes at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the premier institute for advanced dental training in neuromuscular and esthetic dentistry.

I am a family dentist who sees patients from one year of age and older. In addition to general dentistry, I also have a passion for cosmetic dentistry. In recent years, I have become involved with the DenMat Corporation, the makers of Lumineers and the “Snap on Smile”. I attend many of the seminars offered by DenMat on a regular basis to keep current with the latest techniques for their products and materials.

My professional memberships include: American Dental Association, Nebraska Dental Association, International College of Dentists, and the Hall County Dental Association

Dr. Christopher J. Stec

Hello, I am Dr. Christopher J. Stec, but I have gone by CJ for as long as I can remember. I was born and raised right here in Grand Island, Nebraska. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2009 and my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree was received from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2014.

I am very excited to be moved back to Grand Island and joining the practice! I am a general dentist that enjoys seeing kids. My favorite part of dentistry is performing dental surgeries. I am fortunate enough to use these talents on my annual Haiti medical/dental mission trip in the spring and at the various Mission of Mercy events throughout Nebraska and Kansas. I look forward to taking Continuing Education classes in cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and orthodontics.

During dental school I was the president of the Nebraska Student Dental Association. I am currently a member of the American Dental Association and the Nebraska Dental Association.

We pride ourselves on offering our patients the best in dental care. We make every effort to see you at your scheduled time and, because Dr. Stec has practiced in Grand Island for many years, many of our patients are our friends and neighbors. We'll do whatever it takes to make your visit to our office a pleasant one, from CD headphones to warm neck wraps and nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Please take a few minutes to learn about our services - we think you'll like what you see.

---- Frequently Asked Questions ---- How does Dr. Stec keep up-to-date on all of the current techniques and materials?
Dr. Stec regularly attends training courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the world's premier postgraduate training facility. At LVI, he attends lectures and participates in hands-on training clinics in the latest techniques and procedures. His staff also has attended classes at LVI. In addition, he subscribes to all of the latest industry journals to keep tabs on research and development in the dental industry.

At what age should my children first see Dr. Stec?
Most children should have their first visit to a dentist at approximately 2 1/2 to 3 years old. This gives your dentist an opportunity to spot and prevent any potential problems and gives your child a positive first visit to the dentist. If there appear to be problems, however, Dr. Stec will see children around six months after their baby teeth have come in, or around their first birthday. How can I safely whiten my teeth?
There are a number of ways to whiten your teeth these days, from over-the-counter whiteners to in-office treatments. Dr. Stec uses the Zoom! Whitening System, as seen on ABC's hit show, Extreme Makeover. Dr. Stec can evaluate the whiteness of your smile based on current color and the causes of any discoloration, and determine the method that will work best for you.

What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?
Safety is an important issue for us, so we take a number of steps to ensure it. First, all instruments are scrubbed in the Meile Dental Dishwasher before being wrapped and sterilized. Our sterilizer is tested routinely to confirm it works properly, and because we have new equipment, all water lines can be and are disinfected. In short, your safety is our top priority.

Crowns, veneers, onlays, inlays and partials - where can I learn more about these procedures?
You might first check out the Patient Library section on this Web site, which is designed to provide you with the latest information. Simply click on the Patient Library link in the margin and select your article topic from the listing provided. If you want even more information, visit the American Dental Association.

Do I have to floss everyday? Is it really that important?
Daily flossing really is that important. Flossing loosens food particles in tight spaces your toothbrush can't reach, gets rid of plaque and exercises your gums. Think of daily flossing as insurance for your smile's future.