Dr. Steen was born in Vienna, Austria, and grew up in several locations in central Europe. He graduated from Fairfax High School in Fairfax, VA and then studied at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. After receiving his B.S. in Biology from Gonzaga, he studied at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, earning his D.D.S. there.
After graduating from the University of Washington, Dr. Steen moved to New Orleans to do an internship in oral & maxillofacial surgery at Louisiana State University/Charity Hospital. During this time, he was faced with the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Dr. Steen remained at Charity Hospital to care for stranded patients and was the last oral & maxillofacial surgeon to leave the hospital… on an airboat!
Dr. Steen stayed in New Orleans to undertake a six-year residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery at LSU. Dr. Steen's comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgery training included a medical education at Louisiana State University, where he earned his M.D. After medical school, Dr. Steen completed a general surgery/neurosurgery residency year, and then completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency training.
Dr. Steen's special surgical interests include corrective jaw surgery, dental implant rehabilitation, and post-traumatic maxillofacial reconstruction. Dr. Steen is diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and is a member of several professional & academic organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Seattle King County Dental Society
- Washington State Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (Fellow)
- American Association of Anesthesiologists
- AO North America (AOCMF)
He also enjoys teaching, and has taught students and residents at the University of Washington and Swedish Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Steen enjoys lecturing, and has spoken at continuing education events at the University of Washington, the Horse Creek Study Club, and the Snohomish County Dental Hygiene Society.
Dr. Steen and his wife are completely in love with the Northwest! They are very excited to be living and raising their family in their favorite place in the world! In their spare time they enjoy running, cycling, and travel.