Meet Our Doctor - Waterford, CT

Dr. Dr. Erik Hekkert

Dr. Erik Hekkert, DDS

Dr. Erik Hekkert was originally born in Holland and moved to Switzerland at the age of 13. He is fluent in three languages; English, German and Dutch and is an intermediate speaker of Spanish. After completing his undergraduate degree in Belgium in 1988, he moved to Houston, Texas to pursue his graduate degree. He realized his true desire for dentistry and so he pursued and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2001. Over the years, Dr. Hekkert has garnered advanced skills from different dental organizations, even owning his own practice out in Colorado.

Dr. Hekkert is a voracious learner and has pursued continuing education at many prestigious centers. Those include the University of Colorado, Academy of General Dentistry, Kois Center, Spear Education, Nobel Biocare, and Align/Invisalign. Dr. Hekkert was an early adopter of digital technology, working with Same Day CEREC crowns since 2003. He has been immersed in Sirona/CEREC education, exploring the boundaries of digital applications ever since. Beyond natural tooth restoration, Dr. Hekkert has utilized digital applications for implant restorations and orthodontic aligner therapy.

Dr. Hekkert is excited to join Coastal’s team of exceptional clinicians in April 2021, where he can create an intersection between his passion for dental rehabilitation, digital dentistry and collaboration with other skilled clinicians in an interdisciplinary approach. 

I’m ready for expert-based, personalized dental care!