“In the 7th grade, I knew I wanted to be a dentist. My mom worked in an orthodontist’s office and I was fascinated by the transformation dentistry can bring. I love serving people and love our community.”
Dr. Dan grew up in Ohio, but fell in love in Colorado as a teenager, when he backpacked around the Gunnison area with his high school church group. As an Eagle Scout, he grew up camping, canoeing, and dreaming of the great outdoors he remembered as a teenager. His dream became a reality in 2007 when he made Colorado his home.
He attended Walsh University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology. During college, he sold computers for Gateway and fell in love with the idea of combining his computer background with his biology degree to offer cutting-edge dentistry. He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. After graduating from dental school, he completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in Alamosa, CO.
As a Fellow in the International College of Dentists, Dr. Dan is recognized as one of the leading dentists in the country. Every year he completes at least 100 hours of continuing education. Dr. Dan was the first dentist in Boulder to use a laser to do composite restorations without using anesthetic and has been using advanced lasers since 2014.
An avid humanitarian, Dr. Dan participated in a mission in Ghana, West Africa, completing charity dental work. He also served as an externship dentist with Indian Health Services in White Earth, Minnesota.
He and his wife enjoy spending time with their three children. They take full advantage of the raw beauty of Colorado with cycling, mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding and skiing. He has ridden his bike across Iowa twice during the annual RAGBRAI ride.