Meet Dr. Edward Hesse

The past 45 years I’ve spent as a dentist have afforded me so much joy and satisfaction. The people I’ve met and the lives I’ve affected have changed me on a fundamental level. I appreciate so much the trust my patients place in me and my team. We get so excited about turning a fearful patient into one who is enthusiastic about what dentistry can do for him or her.

Education and Continuing Education

I attended the University of Cincinnati for my undergraduate degree, and The Ohio State University for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. After dental school, I joined the US Navy and served a year in Okinawa and a year in Newport, Rhode Island.

I have always loved any new technology that benefits my patients. To keep current with new innovations, I take classes on everything from the latest methods and materials of restoring or replacing teeth to total-body wellness and helping to resolve sleep issues. It is just exciting to be able to help patients be healthier and feel better about themselves by improving their smile.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Ohio Dental Association
  • Cincinnati Dental Society

Outside the Office

I was born in Northern California but my parents moved to Cincinnati when I was two months old, so this is really my hometown. I have lived in the wonderful village of Glendale since 1982.

I have a son who pastored a church in Wisconsin for more than 11 years and has recently taken his wife and family to Berlin, Germany as missionaries.  They have three sons ages 14, 11, and 7. My daughter has been a permanent resident of Germany for 13 years. She has two daughters — ages 7 and 1 — and a son who is 5. I was delighted to be present for the birth of my latest granddaughter.

When I’m not in the office, I can most often be found on the golf course, bike trail, or driving around in my convertible. I also enjoy photography and fine dining. Church has always been an important part of my life, especially smaller couple's Bible study meetings during the week. I am also involved in a group called Care Companions, which allows me to visit people who are lonely at West Chester Hospital. We share stories or just a smile, and it brightens all of our days.