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Steven M. Dater, DDS, heads the team at Dater Dentistry in Rockford, Michigan. He brings over 25 years of experience in dentistry to his practice and has a varied history of service that drives his continued involvement in his Michigan community and beyond.

Steven M. Dater

Dr. Dater and the rest of the team at Dater Dentistry provide a variety of dental services, including preventive, cosmetic, and restorative checkups and procedures. The team is committed to providing patients with comprehensive care in a comfortable, friendly setting.

Dr. Dater graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He has since served as a delegate to the American Dental Association and as chairperson of the State Association’s Special Committee on the Young Dentist. He was a director of the West Michigan District Dental Society, the chair of the Young Dentist Forum, and the legislative chair for West Michigan.

Dr. Dater is an active member of the Michigan Dental Association Board of Trustees and was president from 2007 to 2008. He’s also been on the adjunct faculty at Grand Rapids Community College and served as chair of the Dental Advisory Committee.

A member of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Dr. Dater was given the Michigan Dental Association’s Young Dentist Leadership Award in 2000.

In May 2013, Dr. Dater was commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Reserves and was promoted to Commander in February of 2018, and was selected to the rank of Captain and will be promoted July 1, 2023.

Dr. Dater devotes time as a member of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce and has taken trips to Ukraine to perform dental procedures on orphans and works with Donated Dental Services to provide dental services to those in the community who may not have the means to pay for dental care. He and his wife Mary have three children: Stephanie and her husband Cole Waggener and their 4 grandchildren, his sons Scott, and Samuel, and in his free time, he enjoys bow hunting, golf, traveling with his family, and outdoor activities.

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