Dr. DeKoster has been instrumental in setting the vision that keeps Hutchinson Dental Center on the forefront of modern dental care. In 1973 Dr. Steve DeKoster opened the Hutchinson Dental Center at its present location in downtown Hutchinson, with a vision to implement the newest in dental technologies and techniques.
After attending Gustavus Adolphus College for two years, Dr. DeKoster was accepted into the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and graduated in 1972. A six month post-doctorate program in pediatric dentistry made him, and the newly opened Hutchinson Dental Center, a preferred choice for patients of all ages, specifically young families.
Dr. DeKoster has always been very interested in new technology in the field of dentistry, prompting the upgrading of techniques and equipment many times over the years. In 2000, Hutchinson Dental Center expanded its practice, adding a large addition and all new equipment.
The advent of computer aided design and fabrication of porcelain restorations led Dr. DeKoster into a new realm with the purchase of one of the first CEREC® CAD/CAM machines in the US. His extensive experience with this technology has made him one of the foremost experts in this field. Dr. DeKoster was one of the original twelve trainers for the Patterson Dental Company and has trained hundreds of dentists from all over the country in the use of this technology. CEREC® continues to be a preferred restorative service offered to our patients, thanks to Dr. DeKoster’s dedication to bringing this equipment and expertise to the Hutchinson Dental Center.
Dr. DeKoster holds these distinctions:
- Member of American Dental Association
Recently entering a new phase at the Hutchinson Dental Center, Dr. DeKoster has transitioned from full-time to part-time. Dr. DeKosters is still seeing patients on a part-time basis, as well as taking on more of a consultant role. He is able to focus more of his time on case consultations with his colleagues, Dr. Campbell and Dr. Ritchie. Dr. DeKoster remains a driving force in providing superior patient care and continues to keep the vision of the Hutchinson Dental Center focused on embracing new ideas and technologies.