Meet Dr. Daniels
Dr. David Daniels was born in New York City but raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Vanderbilt University, where he graduated cum laude with Honors in American History and set two career records as a pitcher on the baseball team. He continued his baseball career into the professional ranks, pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, and St. Louis Cardinals organizations for six seasons. As a hard-throwing “sidearm” reliever, he was often called upon to “save” games for his teams. When right elbow surgery ended one career however, he returned to school to begin another as a dentist.
Dr. Daniels earned his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, then received his orthodontic specialty training at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Balancing his clinical training with a Masters of Science, he conducted original research on the effects of a non-compliance-based alternative to “headgears.”
During his first two years of private practice, Dr. Daniels was selected by his peers as a "Top Orthodontist" for Connecticut Magazine. Following invaluable experiences in two highly-successful orthodontic practices, he accepted a very special opportunity to transition the practice of Dr. Bruce Gottlieb.
Dr. Daniels is committed to excellence in education and technology in his profession, participating in dental and orthodontic study clubs at the local and national levels. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), New England Society of Orthodontists (NESO), and Connecticut State Dental Association.
“Dr. Dave” returns to Connecticut from northern Virginia with his wife, a clinical psychologist, and 3-year old son Henry. When not treating patients, he enjoys running, attempting challenging recipes, coaching youth baseball, and speaking to children on the importance of balancing education with sports. He looks forward to accompanying you on an exciting journey to a beautiful smile!