Dr. Stephen Boger founded Boger Dental in 1977 and has been a pioneer in the advancement of patient-focused, lifetime dental care and has dedicated his career to advocating the life changing impact that having a youthful, healthy smile can have on person’s life.
A graduate of Northwestern University Dental School, Dr. Steve has the distinction of being an honorary member of the Omicron Kappa Dental Society, representing the top five percent of graduating dentists nationwide. He also received the American College of Dentist's Award of Merit given to the top student in his class. Following graduation, he completed residency at the Brooke Army Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
As founder of the Boger Center for Professional Development, Dr. Steve has provided advanced training to over 100 dentists and their teams from around the nation. He has lectured for several professional groups and organizations, including at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Post Graduate program. He is a passionate believer in life-long learning and has completed the year-long Post Graduate Aesthetic Continuum at the University of Minnesota, the Advanced Cosmetic level at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, the nation's most esteemed post-graduate cosmetic dentistry continuum, as well as the respected Kois Continuum in Seattle. He also has participated in many clinical trials and has received advanced training to earn Invisalign, laser and orthodontic certifications. Dr. Steve also provided the team with many opportunities to advance their skills and invested in many hours of continuing training on their behalf.
Dr. Steve sold the practice to his son, Dr. Chad Boger, and Dr. Joe Madden in 2012 and now contributes his time and resources in support of several global health organizations. In 2006, he founded the Boger Foundation to raise support and awareness of the need for all children, in the Twin Cities community and beyond, to achieve access to oral health care. Through a variety of evolving programs, the Foundation is a channel for the charitable efforts of the Boger Dental team and the Boger family. Together with the Minnesota-based Smile Network International, Dr. Steve is working to incorporate dental care in mission trips to developing nations in addition to the surgical services they provide for children born with cleft palates or other facial deformities. He has taken a delegation team of his own to Puerto Rico to provide dental services through a program sponsored by Rotary International and the United Methodist Church and he hopes to be able to continue to support trips like this in the next season of his career.
You will still see Dr. Steve occasionally when you visit Boger Dental. He loves to visit with patients and he still takes care of the dental needs of his family and a select number of close friends. Even though he is not there on a daily basis, his influence and legacy of creating a unique, patient-focused dental practice remains strong today.