Meet Dr. Hechler

Steven L. Hechler, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Steven L. Hechler has specialized in the practice of orthodontics in Johnson County since 1987. Dr. Hechler grew up in north central Missouri. He pursued his undergraduate training at the University of Missouri - Columbia. He received his dental degree at UMKC School of Dentistry, graduating at the top of his class. After attaining his dental degree, Dr. Hechler then trained for three years in the orthodontic department of the Mayo Clinic. There he was awarded both a Certificate of Orthodontics and Master Degree. Dr. Hechler attends many continuing education seminars and speaks to orthodontists and orthodontic residents on a number of topics.

Dr. Hechler is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction fewer than 39 percent of orthodontists attain. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Hechler served as the 2015 -2016 President of the Kansas Dental Association (KDA) completing a 6 year term as an officer of the KDA, just recently finishing his position as Immediate Past President.

Excellent treatment in a caring environment is the practice's goal.

Dr. Hechler personally sees and treats each patient.

Dr. Hechler and his wife have two sons. One is a dentist doing an oral surgery residency in North Carolina, while the other is in dental school at UMKC School of Dentistry.  Dr. Hechler and his wife reside in Leawood, Kansas and his hobbies include golf, tennis, skiing and family activities.

"The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered."
--William J. Mayo