Dr. Kai Steele, DDS

Southwestern Michigan Native

A native of Southwestern Michigan, Dr. Kai Steele was born in Kalamazoo and attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs for his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Administration. Along with his wife Kristi, he moved to Southern California to attend dental school at Loma Linda University. During his four years of study, Kai held offices both in his class and dental school association and received several awards for his clinical performance and leadership. Based on his clinical and academic achievements, Loma Linda University selected Kai and his family to travel to Madagascar for a 6 week mission externship during his last semester to serve the dental needs of the local people. It was a great privilege to be part of that experience and give back in a small way.

A Service Focus

With a desire to serve, Kai has participated in many mission trips, providing service to people in Bolivia, Panama, Honduras, Mexico, Korea, Philippines, Brazil, and Madagascar. Brazil and Madagascar were dental mission trips in which he provided dental care to hundreds of people in need. While at Loma Linda University, he volunteered several times each year on weekends to provide quality care to the underprivileged and underinsured and has taken part in similar programs locally offering dental care to the uninsured and underinsured population of Southwest Michigan.

Family

Along with his wife of 19 years, Kai has 2 sons and a daughter. They moved back “home” after he practiced both in California and Vermont, as they wanted to raise their family where he and his wife were raised. Kai and Kristi dated while living in St. Joseph, MI and he proposed to her at the St. Joseph lighthouse on a particularly stormy night. They enjoy the beauty and adventure of living in Southwest Michigan.

Philosophy

Described as professional and caring, Dr. Steele strives to not only treat dental concerns as they arise, but also educates his patients on the best oral care practices to ensure optimal oral health. He welcomes children to his office as well as all members of the family. Dr. Steele strives to be ethical, honest, and believes in providing you with the best care you need. Helping everyone “smile better” is the goal of his daily practice.