Meet the Doctors


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’s 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, and 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. Both are dentists who graduated from the UMKC School of Dentistry. One is completing his oral and maxillofacial residency training at the University of N. Carolina while the other is completing his orthodontic residency training at the University of Iowa with plans to join our practice. Dr. Hechler and his wife reside in Leawood, Kansas and his hobbies include golf, tennis, skiing and family activities.

Paul J. Hechler, D.D.S., M.S.

Bio coming soon.

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

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

  • Steven L. Hechler, D.D.S., M.S. - 12800 Metcalf Ave., Suite 1, Overland Park, KS 66213 Phone: 913-469-6086

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