Centercare Dental Group
Gary Steen, DDS:
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Centercare Dental Group
Gary M. Steen, DDS
Phoenix, AZ













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Sue N. from Sparks, NV (Source: Yelp)


Always happy to receive care here.  Not really a fan of going to the dentist, but Dr. Steen is always patient and explains everything. The front office is friendly and helps with insurance coverage. Magda takes excellent care of my dental issues and makes recommendations for things i can do to improve my dental health. Would hate to have to go anywhere else.

Michelle Thomas (Source: Google)


Dr. Steen is an excellent dentist! The entire office is very supportive and thorough when explaining any procedure. I first came to this office in 2015 after being referred by a friend. I couldn’t be more pleased with the quality of work that I have had done. It’s so nice to receive exceptional care with ideal customer service! Thank you for making my dental appointments a pleasant experience!

Sylvia D. from Chandler, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient at Center Care Dentistry for about 15 years.  Throughout this time they have helped me with routine dental cleaning, fillings, crowns, veneers and more recently with the Perio Protect gum disease prevention treatment.  I feel very comfortable with Dr. Steen and all his staff. They are very attentive, welcoming and responsive.  I don’t like getting dental work done, but I know I’m in good hands when I need it.   Everyone at Center Care is very nice and comforting. Over all these years, I had a couple dental scares in the evening, and Dr. Steen responded to my calls and fit me in his schedule the next morning.   I have received great advice from my hygienist Pam and from Dr. Steen as I have needed it.  I have been using the Perio Protect treatment for about two years, and it has made a great improvement in my gums. When Pam reads the numbers for the periodontal charts, there’s definitely been improvement without having any invasive procedure. The initial cost was high, but over the long run it’s cost-effective. I haven’t had to have any dental procedures since then.  The gel costs $24/tube and I use about 1 per month.  I live in Chandler, but I’m happy to drive all the way to downtown Phoenix for my appointments.  I definitely recommend Center Care Dentistry!

Santiago Salazar (Source: Google)


The best dental care I have ever experienced! Mariola and her professional , courteous, and friendly staff made me feel like family… would highly recommend to anyone!!! Dr. Steen was very nice and informative. he made me feel right at home and provided excellent service and I will be coming here for all my future dental needs! As I said earlier i recommend this place of business to anyone wanting good quality dental care .

Cheri K. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to CenterCare Dental Group for the past 8 years. This place is amazing. The staff treats you like family. Pamela, the dental hygienist, is the best I have ever experienced. Dr. Steen is fabulous. I used to hate going to the dentist office until I found this place. My whole family goes here and I even refer all my friends here too. If I could sum this office up in three words it would be: Trustworthy, Caring and Professional!

Isabel G. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I am not a big fan of going to see a dentist and I get really nervous when I have a dentist appointment. Dr. Steen and his staff always have been super friendly and patient with me, they make sure I understand everything they are going to do and help me make the right decision concerning my personal dental situation. Magda one the hygienist is very caring and professional as well as all the rest of his team. I would highly recommend Dr. Steen. My last visit was painless and quick, I’ll be back in 6 months, Thank you!!!

Robert Berger (Source: Google)


Outstanding from beginning to end. My first time at this practice after 20 years at another. From the initial phone contact to how professional staff are on site is top notch. And they are very, very pragmatic with Covid safety measures, if that’s a concern. This place has the most up-to-date technology for a thorough exam.

Chris Pinuelas (Source: Google)


Dr. Steen is the best dentist I have ever had the pleasure of working with on my dental health. He is very knowledgeable, beyond patient, and reassuring that my teeth will survive! His staff is kind, friendly, accommodating, and first rate in sanitary measures! Thank you Dr. Steen, Magda, Mariola, and Anel for working so hard to be No. 1. You are all shining stars.

Krystal (Source: Facebook)


What a great practice that truly cares about their patients! I’ve been coming here for years on and off. I have tried other dentists due to insurance coverage changes. No matter if they accept my insurance or not I will choose to be a patient here because they are so knowledgable, kind, and go above and beyond. The whole staff there is wonderful and accommodating. Dr Steen gives you all the answers for why things need or not need to be done and is always about doing the right thing for his patients. Oh and the facility is extremely up to date and immaculate!!!!

Laurie K. from Lynchburg, VA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Steen for dental work since he first came to Phoenix in 1974. Even when we moved to Alabama, Oklahoma, Ireland, California, Florida, and now Virginia … I continue to return to Phoenix when I need dental work. I would highly recommend Dr. Steen to anyone the planet who needs an incredibly excellent dentist!

Carlos Portillo (Source: Google)


Center Care Dental has been an amazing Dentistry practice for me. I have been going there for years and the staff is always so nice and friendly and Dr. Gary Steen has been nothing but professional and always recommends the best care and treatments for your long term best interests. I would definitely recommend this practice to others. Two thumbs up!

Carol Finney (Source: Google)


I have been receiving care from Dr. Steen and Pam, my dental hygienist, since 2011. I am extremely pleased with the professionalism, compassion and efficiency of the staff. Pam literally saved me from peridontal disease by introducing me to Perio Gel! Be sure to enquire about this amazing treatment! Thank you Centercare Dental Group for your commitment to excellence!!

Kathy P. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Steen and seeing Pam (Hygienist) for 5+ years. When we first moved here I tried a couple of other places but haven’t strayed from their compassionate practice since. They are the only practice that has been able to get my problems under control with more advanced personalized treatments that are easy for me to do. Dr. Steen is gentle and not at all pushy in helping define a treatment plan that works for you. I suffered with periodontal disease and gum problems that were not being resolved with regular cleanings, better brushing and flossing habits and the dreaded scrapping under the gums. When Pam recommended a minimally invasive treatment called perio protect I wasn’t sure it would work but after 1 month of using them I am dedicated to this program. It is now 2 years and as long as I use them 2 – 3 times a day for 10 minutes my gums stay healthy ! The trays are filled with gel that tastes like peppermint. This treatment reduces the bacterial and the best part is your teeth get whiter! I have very sensitive teeth and this doesn’t bother me at all as long as I use sensitive toothpaste I’m fine. I have gone from 2,3,4 and 5 and at times a 6 to 2,3 and only a couple of 4’s in 1 month. If you keep it up you will have consistent results and it is only 10 minutes a few times a day. When I’m using it regularly I have only 2 and 3’s which is better than anything I have had in decades.

Paul G. (Source: Google)


I have been going to Centercare for my dental needs for almost twenty years. Dr. Steen and his whole staff at Centercare Dentistry are total professionals and they are quickly responsive to whatever issues may arise. This week I badly chipped a molar and they found room to squeeze me in the same day. Dr. Nadia examined the issue and explained my options. I decided that a crown was the best solution and she was able to do that immediately. So pleased I could leave with the temporary crown ninety minutes after arriving! For a thorough cleaning, Magda is tops! Front office staff is great and eager to sort out insurance and payment issues. I never have to wait past my appointment time, either!

Hannah Bell Martin (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Steen is the best dentist I’ve ever been to. I came to Centercare after not seeing a dentist in 6+ year. They improved my dental health, and now my teeth are in their best ever condition. His front and back office staff are amazing too. They make it happen! I love being a patient here.

Hilber B. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr Steen for over 20 years, and I recommend him to everyone I know. He and his staff provide solid advice that has proven to work. He keeps current on dental practices, such as new fillers, Invisalign braces, and other processes to ensure good results and dental health. I’ve always been given choices, with what to expect from each choice. I haven’t found Dr Steen to suggest anything unnecessary, only options if you wish them. The dental hygienists are top notch too, as is the office staff. It’s a state-of-the-art facility, and I appreciate it. I’m sure people can find a bargain dentist if they want one, but it’s not an area I want to skimp on.

Leah A. (Source: Google)


WOW WOW WOW!! Had an appt. at 3;00 pm today 8 192019. All I can say is beyond impressed. I have never experienced a Dentist so cognizant of discomfort and took the time to assure proper numbing. Office staff from the front desk to the hygienist to the assistant in the procedure beyond superb. This practice will be my new choice to have dental care. I highly recommend, especially to anyone having anxiety surrounding dental work.

Jesus Lopez (Source: Google)


Love coming here!!! Everybody Is super nice and beautiful; always make me feel welcome and taken care of…Specially safe during this horrible unprecedented times of pandemic…. I feel safer here than in my own house, “REALLY GUYS”… Magda is an Awesome Hygienist!! she always gives me a super duper cleaning and my teeth feel fresh and clean. Dr. Steen is so knowledgeable, always offering the best options for treatment as well as explaining it in detail. The assistants are super nice all the time as well as gentle and efficient. I will definitely recommend this Dental office to all of my family and friends!!!

Becky K. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


More than 10 years ago I walked into Centercare and let them know I was very fearful of dentists and had not been to a dentist for 10 years. Dr. Steen immediately put me at ease with his wonderful bedside manner, his gentleness, offers of pain free solutions, etc. The appointment went better than I could have imagined. After my first visit I was no longer afraid. Dr. Steen and his entire staff are fair, warm and caring and they never pressure me to do anything I don’t want to do. I now have great dental care for life and highly recommend them to everyone.

Shant Khalsa (Source: Google)


The staff is caring and knowledgeable and make a point to listen to concerns. Dr Steen is a wonderful dentist (and more!) and has worked on my pearly whites for years, Pam cleans them efficiently & thoroughly, the whole crew is helpful and timely. I usually walk out with a gleem in my smile and a good tip to maintain it. Thanks, Center Care.

Viola Sanderlin (Source: Facebook)


The staff and medical providers are incredibly conscientious and respectful. I was treated with kindness and all my questions were answered. They were transparent and forthcoming with cost estimates. I can’t recommend them any higher. I hope never to have to find another dentist.

Betty Ann Martinez (Source: Google)


I have been with Center Care for 27 yrs. I love Dr. Steen And his staff. I have always received exceptional customer service and when I’ve had an emergency I’ve always been told to come right on in. I recommend Center Care Dentistry to anyone who is looking for an excellent dentist and excellent care.

Mike Acosta (Source: Facebook)


Excellent dental group! We moved from California and been with a dentist for over ten years and I’m very happy to have found this group. My first visit was for regular cleaning. It was very fast and efficient. Yesterday, I had an emergency where an old silver filling was compromised and popped out and broke off a good chunk of tooth. They were able to see me pretty quickly at short notice. I was pretty stressed out but Dr. Stein was very calm and compassionate. Dr. Stein was able to repair it with rapid efficiency, communicating what was going on every step of the way. The cost was pretty reasonable (in my opinion). I am confident we found a great dentist office for our care!

Carol F. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Being a medical practitioner myself, I am particularly careful in choosing my own healthcare providers!  After many mediocre experiences, I have finally discovered excellence at CenterCare Dental Group!  A special thank you goes to Pamela  Keane, Peridontal Therapist, who detected periodontal disease and has guided me through a miraculous treatment regimen (PerioProtect) restoring my gums to full health again!!
I am pleased to recommend this team without reservation!

Slim Pickins (Source: Google)


I have had extensive work. My whole mouth is being reconstructed. I never have any pain or problems. I recommend my friends to this dentist and those who have gone thank me later. Dr. Steen is my dentist but had one appointment with their new dentist when he was out of town and had the same level of care. Staff is competent and consistent. Five stars all around.

April W. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


My first visit was on April 17th 2012. The service is assembled once you walk in the door, actually prior to wlaking in. I was running late, call the office to let them know, and was responded to in courtious manner. The staff have excellent customer service, with different personalities that matched up the their positions. The DDS ( Mr. Steen) was very clear on my needs and opitions. Last but not least, I spoke to the financial arranger for insurance coverage and opitions were given to me that would save money on my part ans still benefit with the best correction for my dental needs. Thank all for your great service with heart

TC. V. (Source: Google)


I’ve had a life long phobia of dental care and had not been to the dentist since I was very young. Several years ago I had a serious issue with an infected tooth and had no choice but to seek dental care, so I reluctantly scheduled an appt with Dr. Steen at CenterCare Dental Group and made use of their sedation dentistry program. I had always felt ashamed of this crippling fear that I had and the fact that I hadn’t properly taken care of my dental health because of it. But Dr. Steen and all of the staff were very kind, comforting, supportive and never judgmental. And Dr. Steen did a great job that gave me immediate relief. I’ve continued as a patient with my regular dental care & cleanings, but also now with orthodontia, which requires appts at least monthly. I also plan to have implants and veneers done so I can have the smile I’ve always wanted. And I do this all now without the use of sedation, something I never thought possible five years ago. And it wouldn’t be possible without the supportive and patient staff that understands my phobia is not completely gone, but they always check in with me to make sure I’m ok and see if I need a little break. I would highly recommend CenterCare Dental Group to anyone. The office is clean and comfortable. And all of the staff are very competent, friendly and accommodating. It continues to be a great experience for me.

Erin Keller (Source: Google)


I have been seeing Pam (hygienist) for 15 years. I have extremely sensitive teeth and Pam has been a life saver. I have my teeth cleaned twice a year and she is so through and gentle and uses the latest technology to not only clean my teeth but keep me comfortable in the process. Seriously, I would never go anywhere else. If she moves out of state I will have no other option than to follow her. Dr Steen is amazing too. You name it, I have had to do it (due to my poor genetics) fillings, root canals, crowns and Invisalign. He is an expert in all and is wonderful with his patients. I also want to add that the entire staff is absolutely amazing and friendly. The staff is pretty much the same staff now as it was 15 years ago which says a lot about the business in general. It tells me you have doctors who value and care for their staff individually and you have a staff who cares and respects each other and if that was all I knew about the business that would be enough.

Tony L. from Glendale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I have been with Dr Steen and staff for over 5 years now and have nothing but great things to say. I have had regular cleanings to surgery to cosmetic work done and he and the whole staff are the best I have worked with over the years. Absolutely thoughtful, always factoring a overall plan and what we do as a team (because what you do at home is a big part of the picture). I’m probably in better overall health today because of what I’ve learned as a result of symptoms that show up in my teeth and gums that I was able to take action on….

Annette Paleo (Source: Google)


I have been with Center Care Dental and known Doctor Steen for 20 +years , and have always been satisfied with the sevice I’ve received. All my adult children and the spouses and partners go to Droctor Steen as well as extended family & friends. I love the saff they are always friendly and professional., I seen a different Dentist in Dr. Steens Office yesterday and he was excellent. Thank You!

Tip Killingsworth (Source: Facebook)


My wife and I went to Centercare and the good experience starts before we got in the door. Centercare has parking spaces in the shade. Then the good experience continues with the warm and well trained reception staff. Fortunately my bone wasn’t receding due to the excellent cleaning I get. We couldn’t be more delighted with Centercare.

Dawn V. (Source: Google)


Center Care Dental Group is amazing , for highly skilled and professional dental work choose Center Care Dental Group. Good hygiene is so very important and you need someone you can trust. My husband and I have been going to them for years and we’re very satisfied. Thank you Dr Steen and your oh so very professional and helpful staff. Signed you’re very happy client! Dawn

A. C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


When I was searching for a new dentist five years ago, an overwhelming majority of Phoenician friends, colleagues, and clients referred me to Dr. Steen at Center Care Dentistry. I have been so impressed with the care I receive there that I have since moved to LA and still come back to AZ for my dental needs. While everyone is kind, helpful, and gentle I primarily see Magda, Dr. Steen, and Raquel during my visits. They equally answer all my questions, care about my well-being, use modern technology, and most importantly give me exceptional dental care. The office itself is clean, the schedule is always on time, the front office ladies are efficient and helpful with scheduling, payments, and insurance, and they go out of their way to ensure your happiness. I cannot recommend Center Care highly enough!


For an excellent Phoenix dentist, look to Centercare, where your dental health is secure and beautiful smiles are created. Centercare is a unique, high-tech dental office, providing meticulous care and excellence in cosmetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry. Using the latest in advanced dental technology, we create dazzling smiles that are both healthy and beautiful for our patients. For oral health and beauty, choose us as a partner in your dental health. Dr. Steen is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has been admitted as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and as a Member in the College of Sedation in Dentistry. He is a member of the Arizona, California, and American Dental Associations. Dr. Steen trained at the University of Washington and holds MBAs from Arizona State University and Thunderbird School of Global Management. After graduating from dental school in Seattle, he moved to Europe for 5 years and practiced in the public health systems of Norway and Switzerland. He is licensed to practice in Scandinavia as well as in Arizona, Colorado and Minnesota. Dr. Steen founded CenterCare Dental Group in central Phoenix in 1991 and has been serving the historic districts and central Phoenix residents since. Dr. Steen is an avid bicyclist and has ridden the Rockies, the Peruvian Andes, and the Alps. He is formerly a certified instructor in the Rocky Mountain Ski Instructors Association and today skis still as a non-professional. Dr. Steen speaks German, Norwegian, French, and Spanish and is a private pilot. He holds a residential general contractor’s license in Arizona.