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 (46 Reviews) (20 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
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
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!!
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 !
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!