Dr. Hershell Steele, DDS

Dr. Hershell Steele, DDS

Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Steele, DDS is an esteemed member of the Doctor Mastery Program. The five-year program consists of clinical training conducted by world renowned clinicians, from building on foundational skills and advancing to mastery of the most complex dental care. Upon completion of the five-year program, Dr. Steele, DDS will achieve a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) held by only 7% of general dentists in the United States, as well as increase access to dental care. Dr. Hershell Gene Steele served in the US Army before he was honorably discharged in 1992. He graduated from the University of Toledo in 1996 with a Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science degree. He went on to earn his dental degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2000. Dr. Steele then elected to spend an additional year of training in a general practice residency at the Medical University of Ohio, earning a General Practice Residency Certificate. Dr. Steele attends continuing education on a regular basis and is committed to quality care. He is a member of the World Future Society and American Society of Forensic Odontologists. His leisure interests include reading, writing, travel, ballroom dancing, foreign language, photography, firearms and spending time with his wife Terrie.

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5781 Lee Blvd Unit 103

Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Carrington
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • DenteMax
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Mission Statement: To be advocates for people and their health beginning with the person, then the patient, their mouth and total health. To be able to help people make sense of the often complicated and expensive business of health care.
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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics

Conditions Treated

  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • The University Of Toledo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Medical University of Ohio
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Medical University of Ohio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Steele has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Steele has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Forensic Odontologists, Member
  • World Future Society, Member

Dr. Steele's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Steele to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Steele's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
I went to this dentist office for several years and at first it was a good place to go however red flags popped up when I began getting overcharged for services and questioned this and was finally reimbursed. Also Dr Steel's wife was not qualified to run office and tried several times to charge me off the top of her head. Also discovered I was charged for unnecessary things done: such as pictures having to be taken of my entire mouth. Office pushes to sell overpriced electronic toothbrushes.
Ft Myers, FL |
absolutely the worst dental experience I have ever had.Staff is always new and have no clue what their doing.Sat for three hours once for x/rays. Do yourself a favor never go to this place.
in Lehigh Acres, FL |
I've seen him for years and he is absolutely the BEST most honest dentist that I've ever found. I have no idea why there are bad comments here! He's helped me out so much, even with discounts and low payments on my very extensive work. I had a particularly bad case but now all pain free and teeth are wonderfully fixed! Excellent job done by every staff member, even despite me being timid at first from bad dental experiences in the past. Just let this dr know anything u worry about and it's fixed
in Lehigh Acres, FL |
My husband went there with pain from a tooth. His visit was over 2 hours long and he never once saw the doctor. The girl that examined him stated that he has no cavities but needed about $2000.00 worth of work done and sold him a water pic. That visit cost right at $250.00. About a month later, his back tooth broke because of the cavity he had and after visiting another dentist, he in fact has two cavities and we had to spend over $300.00 to have one filled.
in Ft Myers, FL |
He did not give me what he promised and put in writing and I paid for. I had to go to another dentist to get my denture. I paid for a removable denture with parts that secure to my implants. I asked his office when this would be finished and they kept putting me off. I could not wear the denture it was much to large and would not stay in. I endured this for several months, he had all my money so what did he care? Finally I had to go to another dentist for a new denture that fits well.
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Dr. Steele accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
    Ameritas PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Carrington
  • Cigna
    Dental PPO
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
  • DenteMax
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
  • Humana
    Dental PPO
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Steele has admitting privileges

Lee Memorial Hospital
2776 Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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