Hebeka George M. Hebeka, DDS
Dr. Hebeka was born and raised in the Detroit area. After high school, he attended Wayne State University on a four year, full academic scholarship. He earned a Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences in 1995. Interest in health care led him to decide on a career in dentistry. He then attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor. In 2000, he was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

After completion of his doctorate, Dr. Hebeka chose to continue his education in a General Practice Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. This was an intensive training program which emphasized advanced training in general dentistry, oral surgery, trauma care, endodontics, pedodontics, and the care of medically compromised patients. His training also included rotations in medicine and advanced courses in pharmacology, anesthesia, and treatment of patients with dental anxiety. He completed the requirements to perform IV and oral sedation in the dental office setting.

Following his residency, Dr. Hebeka practiced in Maumee, Ohio for 2 years. He then joined the practice of Drs. Phipps and Levin in 2003 as an associate. In 2005, he became a full partner in the practice, and it was renamed Drs. Phipps, Levin, Hebeka, and Associates, Ltd. Dr. Hebeka currently practices general dentistry and prides himself in offering quality and compassionate care to his patients.

Dr. Hebeka holds membership in the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and the Toledo Dental Society. He also is a member of the Toledo area chapter of the Seattle Study Club. Throughout the year he attends numerous continuing education courses through these organizations, in order to keep current on the latest in patient care and procedures.

He currently resides in Perrysburg with his wife Julie, son Thomas and twin girls Eliza and Anna. In his free time he enjoys working out, traveling, reading, surfing the net, and watching University of Michigan football and all the Detroit area sports teams.

Also See
  1. James L. Phipps, DDS
  2. Jeffrey J. Levin, DDS
  3. Thomas “Ryan” Phipps, DDS
IconHours and Location
Monday - Thursday*
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday
7:30 am - 1:30 pm

*Evening appointments every Wednesday

970 W. Wooster Suite 125
Wood County Medical Building
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

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