Dr. Steve Hecker

Dr. Hecker is a native of West Michigan and is excited and honored to be continuing the foundation of care established by Dr. Hahn. Dr. Hecker is a two-time graduate of the University of Michigan. First as an undergraduate, earning a scholarship on the Michigan Men’s Soccer team and a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He attributes his work ethic, discipline, and commitment to excellence to his lifelong athletic experiences.

Dr. Hecker first had a short career as an engineer for Dow Chemical and Stryker. His time as an engineer formed his appreciation for both form and function, and he continues to apply these principles into his dental practice. Dr. Hecker’s desire to build relationships in his community, and make a tangible impact in people’s lives, led him back to dental school.

U of M Dental School provided him with valuable hands-on experience in the highest level clinical setting. There he developed a passion for challenging comprehensive dental care.

Dr. Hecker’s great grandfather and grandfather were born in Hastings, and feels blessed to be returning to a community surrounded by family and friends.


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Office Manager

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Real Results


Dr. Hecker and staff were absolutely amazing!!! I went in with to many problems to list he helped me figure out a plan and got it done. I would highly recommend anyone who is looking to get truly great results to come here. Dr Hecker and staff changed my life. Thank you again guys.


I recently had a dental emergency and they fit me in right away! The new owner did an excellent job and has a great bedside manner. I had previously left this practice, but will now return because the new owner(dentist) did a wonderful job easing my dental anxiety.


Dr. Hecker and the office staff are courteous and very timely. I appreciated their efforts in getting me in a short period of time during a busy time. Definitely a friendly professional environment to get your dental work done.


I just started going to this dentist in the past year and have nothing but good things to say about them. They've done thorough, quick work on anything I've been in there for and do it all while being welcoming and friendly. Appointment reminder calls are a nice safety net in case I lapse in my calendar usage and wellness checks after major surgeries shows that they care about my well-being.


I just went in as a new patient and got an x-ray, exam and a filling in the same day! It was awesome! Very good experience and the professionalism and timeliness was through the roof!! Highly recommend kentwood family dental!!!! 🙌🏼 Going there for Vaneers in the next two weeks ✔️


When I noticed food getting caught in my youngest son's upper tooth I was concerned that he had an extra tooth developing. Dr. Hecker graciously took time to examine my 1 year old. It was determined that my son has a rare dental anomaly called a Talon Cusp. We have since built a great relationship with Dr. Hecker as he closely monitors my child's growth.


Very focused and passionate on their job and safety, as well as making things painless and keeping me comfortable. I would recommend this dentist.