Education:

  • Masters, Certificate in Endodontics (1988), University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN
  • US Navy Endodontic Course (1984), United States Air Force
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (1982) University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor of Science (1978), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Special Professional Interests

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry involved with the study and treatment of the dental pulp. The reality is, endodontics is so much more. There are very few areas in dentistry and I suspect medicine in which an extremely painful situation can be remedied in such a small amount of time. I feel there is no better way to help your fellow man than alleviating pain. I do think most endodontists are drawn to this specialty in dentistry for the same reason.

Professional Activities

  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • American Association of Endodontics
  • Former Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics, University of Minnesota

Verified Patient Reviews

4.8 out of 5 (91 Reviews) (29 Comments)

Overall patient ratings are based on the average score given by The Dental Specialists patients who voluntarily complete a satisfaction survey from Press Ganey, a nationally recognized firm dedicated to improving patient experience. Click to learn more about our patient ratings.

5 out of 5
November 10, 2022
I had a root canal procedure. Dr. Stec made sure I was comfortable. It went very smoothly and pretty quickly. I liked how the dentist explained what was happening during the procedure. It was really helpful. I would recommend to anyone needing to have a root canal to not delay because you will have a good experience with Dr. Stec.
5 out of 5
October 26, 2022
The entire staff, from the front desk staff, to the support staffr, and the dentist, were very helpful in keeping me informed of what was happening at the time and trying to keep me as comfortable as possible.
5 out of 5
October 18, 2022
Very calm demeanor. Explained procedure before doing it. Asked if I had questions. Pain management was important and constantly monitoring for my comfort throughout my root canal. FYI - I had NO pain.
5 out of 5
September 19, 2022
Dr. Strec was kind, compassionate and very caring.
4.5 out of 5
August 10, 2022
Dr. Spec was extremely kind along with his dental assistant. Everything went smooth.
5 out of 5
August 9, 2022
Again, I felt very cared for and important.
5 out of 5
August 9, 2022
I know this statement is contradictory, but this was the best root canal I've ever had. Everyone I interacted with was kind, knowledgeable and concerned about my comfort. Thank you all so very much.
5 out of 5
August 5, 2022
Dr. Step and his team are awesome. They clearly explain the procedures and ensure you are comfortable throughout them. The root canal was painless. I would highly recommend Dr. Stec.
5 out of 5
August 5, 2022
Dr. Stec did an excellent job explaining everything and performing the surgery. Very good service and very accommodating in making an appointment so I could complete the work prior to another surgery already scheduled for next week on my heart.
5 out of 5
July 5, 2022
Top notch!
5 out of 5
July 5, 2022
Nicole and Dr Stec were reassuring, calming with their clear explanations the whole way through. If anyone needs to have a root canal I recommend going to them!!!!!
5 out of 5
June 28, 2022
Will definitely recommend
5 out of 5
June 22, 2022
Would come back here to get work done!
5 out of 5
May 20, 2022
Hands down the best dentist I have seen in decades. It was just so refreshing!! I felt like he truly cared. That shouldn't be refreshing but it was. Thank you Dr. Stec for being the remarkable person you are and for passing it on to those who work for you. I will recommend you every time!
5 out of 5
May 9, 2022
Outstanding service!
5 out of 5
April 18, 2022
Good
5 out of 5
April 18, 2022
Very professional staff
5 out of 5
April 18, 2022
Overall it was an amazing experience, my treatment is still underway so I am hoping to get better in the next few days !
5 out of 5
April 18, 2022
Dr Stec is superb! One can immediately realize and appreciate his experience. He was very considerate and comforting in my root canal and his crew is awesome!!
4.5 out of 5
April 13, 2022
Dr. Stec was great. There was so much drilling though, I could not hear his commentary throughout the procedure.
5 out of 5
April 8, 2022
Great experience painless.
5 out of 5
April 8, 2022
Wonderful dentist and staff.
5 out of 5
April 2, 2022
Dr. Stec and staff were all very polite and professional. Dr. Stec and dental assistant were very assuring that I was comfortable and in no pain.
5 out of 5
March 25, 2022
Everything was great. Kind staff, effective and much-needed treatment. Would easily recommemd this team and practice.
5 out of 5
March 19, 2022
Dr. Stec explained the resorption very clearly in lay terms, using visual aids to aid my understanding. I was very comfortable with his recommendation to check the tooth again in 6 months to determine the growth rate and related treatment plan.
5 out of 5
March 18, 2022
Everything was right on time.
5 out of 5
March 18, 2022
Great experience and all options were presented thoroughly so there were no questions.
5 out of 5
March 18, 2022
I am very pleased with this experience. I have had root canals before and dreaded every bit of it, but the TDS staff made this a painless and pleasant visit.
5 out of 5
March 18, 2022
Excellent experience!