Trusted Texas City, TX Dentist
Meet Dr. Stephen C. Hale
Dr. Hale first joined the dental world in 1983, and he’s been caring for patients in the Texas City community since 1994. With decades of experience under his belt, he certainly knows plenty about helping smiles become happier and healthier! In particular, his favorite part of this process is when he finishes a patient’s treatment and receives a warm “thank you” in return. He understands how nerve-racking dentistry can be from the patient’s perspective, so experiencing their relief and gratitude is always special. If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Hale, just keep reading below.
Why Did You Decide
to Become a Dentist?
As a child, Dr. Hale’s family dentist was named Dr. Schlitt. He greatly admired the man and wanted to be just like him. Over time, he also realized that he greatly enjoyed using his hands to build things and be of benefit to others. Today, he couldn’t be prouder to have the same job as Dr. Schlitt and use his talents to provide life-changing care to people in need each day.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stephen F. Austin University, Dr. Hale achieved his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. Since then, he has amassed over 500 hours of continuing education, including studies in Advanced Anterior Esthetics at the Las Vegas Institute, TMJ disorders at the Dawson Academy, esthetic restorations with the Seattle Study Club, anesthesia and pain control with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, hands-on dental implant coursework, and much more. He loves having a diverse knowledge of dentistry and will never stop learning!
As for professional memberships, Dr. Hale is part of the following dental organizations:
- Academy of General Dentistry (Master, Fellow)
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Seattle Study Club
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Hale is married to Marie; in fact, they first met in high school. They have a grown son named Alex. When he isn’t busy caring for teeth, one of Dr. Hale’s biggest passions is gardening – it’s his sanctuary! He loves roses, geraniums, plumeria, bougainvillea, azaleas, and the general beauty of nature. He even has a peaceful koi pond. Other hobbies include skiing (just blue and green slopes – definitely no black), scuba diving, and hiking in the mountains. He is currently picking up tennis again and also loves golfing, although he may or may not be very good at it.