Dr. Daniel was born in Knoxville, TN, finished high school (Oakland) and college (MTSU) here in Murfreesboro. He received his DDS from the University of Tennessee School Of Dentistry in Memphis and was awarded a Certificate in Periodontics by UT and the VA Hospital after two years of specialty training.
During his 32 years in private practice Dr. Daniel has committed to continual learning. Several thousand hours of continuing education have been completed in advanced aspects of dentistry and periodontics. This included an externship at the Misch Implant Institute which included comprehensive training in the surgical management of dental implants. In 2005 Dr. Daniel was Board Certified and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Daniel has also committed to the adoption of new technologies designed to improve both the experience and treatment outcomes of our patients. A few examples are:
- Digital radiography. This produces X-ray images of superior quality more quickly and with far less radiation than film X-rays.
-Cone Beam 3-D radiography. This CT scanner, which uses far less radiation than a medical CT scanner, provides 3-D images which give more information than traditional X-ray images. This allows for more accurate diagnosis and more precise surgery. We use the Cone Beam information to produce surgical guides, insuring the most accurate placement of dental implants.
-Laser Assisted Surgery. Eight years ago both doctors were trained and began using laser assisted surgery in the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. Combining minimally invasive laser assisted surgery with other technologies and techniques to eliminate infection and rebuild new gum and bone allows us to provide predictable treatment outcomes with minimal post-operative concerns for our patients.
- Digital records. This allows for quick access to needed information anywhere in the office. It also allows us to share necessary information with other doctors participating in your care. The result is more effective, efficient care for our patients. It also insures that sensitive medical information is safe.
Dr. Daniel has remained active in organized dentistry. He has served in all the offices of his local and district dental societies as well as the Tennessee Society of Periodontists. He has been a Trustee of the Southern Academy of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Daniel currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the 8500 member American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Daniel is committed to providing the best possible care in the most comfortable and caring environment for our patients.