Dentistry is not a job or a profession for me. Rather, it is my passion to give people a smile they can be confident with and they can trust.
Quintessence Award for excellence in restorative dentistry, 1988
Operative Dentistry Award UCSF, 1988
San Francisco Treasurer’s Award, Excellence in Small Business, 2005
San Francisco Dental Society, Recognition Award for Service to the Profession, 2004
American Dental Association
American College of Dentists
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
California Dental Association
San Francisco Dental Society
Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation
Pierre Fauchard Academy
San Francisco Council of District Merchant’s Associations
Glen Park Merchant’s Association
California State Dental Board
Teachers Assistant: Organic Chemistry 101 (2 years)
Research Assistant: Presented research and publication in Washington
D.C. regarding protease inhibitors for HIV.
Over 2,000 hours of post graduate Advanced EducationAdvance Anterior Esthetics, Full mouth reconstruction, Occlusion at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute
Invisalign Certified – Over 100 cases completed
CEREC Advanced Anterior and Posterior Restorations—Over 1,000 cases completed
DOCS for Sedation
Advance Education for Pediatrics
CPR Certified – Infant and Adult
President, San Francisco Dental Society, 1999-2000
President-Elect, San Francisco Dental Society, 1998-1999
Vice President, San Francisco Dental Society, 1997-1998
Board of Directors, San Francisco Dental Society, 1993-2001
Legislative Committee, San Francisco Dental Society, 1995-2008
Nominating Committee, San Francisco Dental Society, 2001-2008
Secretary, San Francisco Dental Society, 1996-1997
Chairman, Dental Care Committee, San Francisco Dental Society, 1994-96
Chairman, Membership and Recruitment/Retention,
San Francisco Dental Society, 1997-present
Finance Committee, San Francisco Dental Society, 1995-2001
Direct Reimbursement Committee, San Francisco Dental Society, 1992-96
Vice-Chairman, Hospitality Committee, ADA Meeting, 1998
Delegate, California Dental Association, House of Delegates, 1996-2000
President & Founder, San Francisco Glen Park Festival (501 (c) non-profit)
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Dentistry, 1997-present
Dentist, SFDS School Screenings-Dental Care Committee, 1992-1996
Lead Preceptor, Operative Lab, UCSF Summer Enrichment Program, 1987
Preceptor, Operative Lab, UCSF SEP Program, 1986
Teaching Assistant, Restorative 115 A and C Operative Labs, UCSF, 1986-88
Tutor, Operative and Dental Morphology labs UCSF, 1986-87
Dr. Dan has a strong commitment to donating time and services to his community. He was a Big Brother for 9 years with the Big Brothers & Sisters organization; is a past President of the Glen Park Merchant’s Association; is President and Founder of the Glen Park Festival, a 501(c) 3 charity since 1998, and has served as Vice President for the San Francisco Council of District Merchants.
Dr. Dan (most patients call him Dan or Dr. Dan) has many hobbies, including skiing, writing, tennis, backpacking, travel, and organizing the annual Glen Park Festival. Dr. Dan also owns several corporations dedicated to acquiring, remodeling and managing real estate.
I Graduated from Loma Linda University and spent over thirty years teaching full time and maintaining a independent private practice outside the University. During my teaching career I developed classes in aesthetic and cosmetic dental procedures for dental students and directed study clubs for both students and practicing dentists. In addition to teaching I performed research in both laboratory and clinical evaluations of dental materials, and clinical patient treatments. I presented my research findings at dental research meetings around the world, and taught continuing education courses in both the United States and many other countries. I was recognized by the prestigious Chicago Dental Society for my Continuing Education teaching and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as teacher of the year. I have authored many papers, and developed many techniques in digital photography used in dental practice.
I am a member of the Sacramento District Dental Society, the California and American Dental Association, the American and International Association of Dental Research, the Academy of Dental Materials, The Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry, ACE, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Outside my dental practice, I enjoy traveling and taking photographs of my family and nature subjects.
I will be honored if you trust me with your oral health concerns.