Benke Dental Care
Steven Benke, D.D.S

Appointments: (651) 450-1602

Inver Grove Heights, MN, Dentist
Inver Grove Heights - South St. Paul - Eagan - Mendota Heights - St. Paul

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Free Smile Analysis

General Dentistry

Emergency Dental Care

Dental Implants

Family Dentistry


Tooth Cleaning

Dental Hygiene Treatment

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Meet the Doctor

Dr. Steven J. Benke

I am proud to have served patients in our community for over 30 years. Through continuing education and state-of-the-art equipment, my practice is able to offer you and your family the high level of care you are looking for. Our team at Benke Dental Care and I will give you a warm welcome and our ongoing commitment to your dental health.

Credentials and Memberships

  • Internet Dental Alliance Member
  • Member of Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Graduate of University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • A.C.L.S. Certified
  • Serving the St. Paul area since 1982
  • ADA American Dental Association
  • MDA Minnesota Dental Association
  • SPDDS St. Paul District Dental Society

Appointment Phone:

(651) 450-1602


I just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am to have found your dental office. Everyone is extremely understanding and patience and it is very obvious that your client's needs are important. From the time spent on my consultation, to the binoculars, to finding me a "stuffed animal" in the middle of my session, everyone does what they can to make you comfortable.

For someone who suffers with anxiety and panic attacks, going to the dentist is especially difficult, since so many things about the process of getting your teeth fixed can trigger an attack. Anything from having a stranger too close to your face to just sitting at an angle in the chair can do it, (or the sound of the drill, the metal tools used, etc). Many dentists have just expected me to tough it out, with little or no understanding of what a panic attack is. This led to years of not going to a dentist except for emergencies. It wasn’t a lack of knowledge of what would happen if I didn’t go to the dentist, believe me, I got it. I am the one who went through painfully loosing teeth over the past twenty years. The pain was just easier to deal with that the thought of an attack.

Luckily, sedation dentistry is becoming more available for everyone, so others like me may not have to suffer the same fate.

I must say though, that knowing I could be sedated through the process is what got me in the door for the consultation, but is was everyone that worked with me that will keep me coming back and definitely recommending you to others.

Thank you so very much.


I put off dental work for years because of fear. Thanks to you, all that has changed. You truly listened to me and helped me develop a plan that fit my needs. With sedation dentistry, I was able to get my smile back, and do it with comfort. Now going to the dentist is like visiting old friends. But best of all I don’t have to cover my mouth with my hand anymore. My fear is gone, my confidence is back, and I can smile again!


You are the first dentist in my life to understand that I have a difficult mouth, and you’ve accommodated my needs without sacrificing my dignity. Your staff has treated me with respect and as a friend. I can’t tell you how much that means to me- it has been a real factor in deciding to have dental work done.


You made going to the dentist something I look forward to doing. Thanks for all you time and patience. I look forward to seeing you again.


Thank you for your kindness and caring while I was at my recent appointment. I walked out with more confidence in people and in myself.


I just wanted to say a big thank you. Thanks for being so caring and compassionate. I was terrified but you all helped calm me down and make me comfortable. I can’t tell you what that means to me. I’m not scared of the dentist like I was before.


I will never forget the compassion and care that you showed me that day when I was suffering with pain.


You gave me my smile back!


Our practice accepts insurance from the following companies.



CIGNA offers a variety of dental plans and dental insurance to our Inver Grove Heights area patients, including CIGNA Dental Care (DHMO), CIGNA Dental PPO or CIGNA Traditional.

Delta Dental

Delta Dental

Delta Dental Plans Association is a not-for-profit organization with some for-profit affiliates as member companies. Through its 39 independent member companies, it offers national dental coverage to our Inver Grove Heights dental patients - administering programs and reporting systems that provide employees and individuals with quality, cost-effective dental benefits and superior customer service.

Beautiful cosmetic results

One of the first things people notice is your smile. All it takes is a single appointment or two with Inver Grove Heights area dentist Steven Benke, D.D.S., and you, too, can have the winning, healthy-looking smile you've always wanted. The beautiful cosmetic results you'll get from Benke Dental Care can be immediate and dramatic!

Pre-medication sedation dentistry

If you are quite anxious about visiting the dentist, Benke Dental Care offers pre-medication sedation to help you relax before you arrive for your appointment. Once you've arrived at our Inver Grove Heights area office, the full sedation medication will be administered, and you will wake up to the results you desired - relaxed and with little or no memory of the dental treatment itself.

Mercury-free tooth-colored fillings

Natural-looking tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin and fill cavities just like traditional silver amalgam fillings. Steven Benke, D.D.S., can match your new composite fillings to the exact color of your teeth so they are virtually invisible. Benke Dental Care, a Inver Grove Heights, MN area practice, has seen tooth-colored fillings become more popular over the years. Dr. Benke can remove your old amalgam fillings and replace them with beautifully white, tooth-colored fillings.

Six Month Smiles® for straight teeth in less time

If you're an adult wondering how to get started with nearly invisible Six Month Smiles® in the Inver Grove Heights area, Dr. Benke will be happy to help. We encourage you to ask all the questions you have about how clear braces can straighten your teeth or close gaps in teeth that make you feel uncomfortable.

Our goal is to design an individual treatment plan for your situation. You'll enjoy the fast results, and the new confidence you'll feel with a bright, healthy smile.

Friendly, caring family dentistry

Friendly, caring family dentistry in the Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota area is available at Benke Dental Care. Our team strives to make you and your family feel comfortable during your appointment. Steven Benke, D.D.S. wants to help you and your family maintain your oral health now and for years to come. You'll love visiting our comfortable setting where personalized customer service still matters.

Call for an Appointment!

(651) 450-1602

Benke Dental Care
5972 Cahill Avenue, Suite 109
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
General Info: (651) 450-1602
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Appointments: (651) 450-1602

  Morning Afternoon
Mon. Closed 1pm - 7pm
Tue. 7:30am - 12pm 12pm - 5pm
Wed. 7:30am - 12pm 12pm - 5pm
Thu. 7:30am - 12pm 12pm - 5pm
Fri. Closed Closed
Sat. Closed Closed
Sun. Closed Closed

Appointment Phone:

(651) 450-1602

How to Find Us

Benke Dental Care is conveniently located at 5972 Cahill Avenue Suite 109, across the street from Walgreens, in Inver Grove Heights MN.

Primary Office Holidays

This office is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

The Trusted Inver Grove Heights Dentist for All Your Needs

Keep yourself smiling with regular visits to experienced Inver Grove Heights dentist Steven Benke, D.D.S. As a trusted and gentle dentistry provider, we will get to know you on a dental - and personal - basis. We're dedicated to providing you with compassionate, gentle and affordable dentistry.

At Benke Dental Care we have years of experience in everything from routine dental checkups, fillings, and teeth cleaning to treating more complex dental problems.

Call now to schedule an appointment at (651) 450-1602 or just fill out our simple online form. Please don't hesitate to contact Benke Dental Care if you have any questions. We are here to help, and look forward to speaking with you!

Practice Services

  • Permanent dental implant crowns
  • Relax with nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
  • Six Month Smiles® for straight teeth in less time
  • Mercury-free tooth-colored fillings
  • Secure, natural-looking implant dentures
  • Most insurance carriers accepted
  • Comfortable dental hygiene treatment for oral health
  • Pre-medication sedation dentistry
  • Beautiful cosmetic results
  • Friendly, caring family dentistry
  • Lumineers® dental veneers
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Appointment Phone:

(651) 450-1602