Steven K. Kirkpatrick, DDS
Dr. Steve has been involved in dentistry since graduating from University of the Pacific in 1973. He has lived and practiced in the Placerville area for over 30 years. He believes strongly in continuing to advance his own skills, as well as those of his team, and to that end has participated in multiple study groups and advanced education. This continuing education includes:
- UCSF Occlusion Study Group
- UOP School of Dentistry Advanced Periodontal Surgery Study Group
- L.D. Pankey Institute- Continuum I-V over a 9-year period
- Hands-on training: Implant Mini Residency
- USC- IV Conscious Sedation Training- lecture and hands-on training
He truly enjoys what he does every day. He loves to help his patients get and keep their mouths healthy. His approach is very conservative: he believes in doing treatment for you, not to you. Because of this approach, his business is primarily based on patient referrals.
In his time out of the office, his passion is working with both metal and wood. His dream was to have a workshop where he could build things. In 2005, that dream came to fruition out in Fairplay. He assisted in constructing his shop and runs all of the various tools including a planer, mill, band saw, etc. via solar energy. His most recent project was the restoration of a 1950’s Bridgeport milling machine. He also enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, snow shoeing and cycling. Between him and his wife, Nancy, they have one dog, Tucker, a smooth coat fox terrier, and a horse named Ladybug.