Christopher S. Daniel, DDS, MD, FACS


Dr. Christopher Daniel delivers the highest quality oral surgical care while treating each individual patient as he would family. A board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, he is also a physician, dentist and fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Christopher S. Daniel, DDS, MD, FACS

Dr. Christopher Daniel delivers the highest quality oral surgery care while treating each individual patient as he would his own family. Dr. Daniel is a Board-Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Physician, Dentist and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Daniel earned his BA at UC Davis. He returned to Texas to earn his DDS at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he graduated valedictorian. He went on to earn his MD and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certification at the University of Texas at Houston. After completing his general surgery internship, anesthesia training and oral surgery residency, he and his wife Kelly, a native of California, settled in Sonoma County.

Dr. Daniel is committed to giving back to his community by volunteering his time where he co-leads the Medical Triage unit for the California Dental Association Cares program. This is a free program offered two weekends a year providing care to Californians who experience barriers to dental treatment and oral health education. He is also active in our local dental society where he sits on the board of the Redwood Empire Dental Society.

Enjoying healthcare education, Dr. Daniel lectures at Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University as well as offering continuing education to our Sonoma County medical and dental colleagues. Dr. Daniel is interested in stem cell science as it relates to the exciting field of regenerative medicine. In 2016, he became co-founder of Stemodontics, a company that isolates, expands and stores stem cells harvested from wisdom teeth.

Dr. Daniel joined our practice in 2008. He is very much at home in California where he enjoys family time with his wife and son, playing his guitar and outdoor sports including hiking, mountain and road biking, and snow skiing.


  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
  • California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAOMS)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • California Dental Association (CDA)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Redwood Empire Dental Society (REDS)
  • International Team for Implantology (ITI)
  • Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
  • Edward C. Hinds Academy
  • Fellow, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Diplomate, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology



  • Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (year; keep in backward chronological order)
  • Diplomate: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (year)
  • Fellow: American College of Surgeons (year)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency: University of Texas, Houston (year–2008)
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Texas, Houston (2006)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Texas, San Antonio (2002)
  • Bachelor of Arts, [Discipline]: University of California, Davis (1994)

Dr. Daniel’s Reviews

This is the second time Dr. Daniel has done extractions and implants for me. I appreciate when we talk that he pays close attention. He never makes me feel as though I ask too many questions. I had two extractions this time, one implant, and one site bone-grafted, which after healing, will receive an implant as well. I had virtually no swelling and Advil 4x a day kept me pain-free. He's my go-to oral surgeon, and as long as he's available, I'm his loyal patient.

- Skye B.

He took out my sons bottom 2 wisdom teeth. Although my son had some problems afterwards, including an infection, Dr Daniel and every single member of the staff was so helpful, knowledgeable and kind. Dr. Daniel made himself totally accessible to me when my son was having swelling and pain over the weekend. I should say my sons case was not normal in that he had a reaction to the pain meds. I feel so comfortable and have so much confidence in them, I am going myself next week for an extraction.

- Kelly W.

The Best The Best The Best!! Completely painless dentistry. I was very very surprised.. and very happy!!

- Stephen S.

Dr Daniels was very personable and helped me understand better solutions , did not rush me and made me feel comfortable. The office was thorough, quick and friendly!

- Cristina A.

Got my wisdom teeth pulled about a week ago, the pre op and operation went well. Staff is really nice and made the experience pleasant.

- David N.

I can't say enough about Dr Daniel and his staff at Santa Rosa & Rohnert Park Oral Surgery! Never in a million years did I expect to be treated like I had been a patient of theirs for life! Most of the time when you are out of town working/vacationing and have an emergency of any kind you aren't top priority. Well...I have to say that I was treated with the utmost respect, and the care and concern they showed for the dental issue I was experiencing went above and beyond my expectations. Once again I am super impressed with the oral surgeon and his staff here! My husband couldn't pick me up right away after surgery due to his work, and the staff took turns going to lunch today so someone could be with me in the office since I couldn't be left alone. They did everything they could to make me comfortable. It is after hours and Dr Daniel just called to see how I was doing after my surgery today...Honestly that was over above and beyond the expectations I had! Thank You Again!!! Jamie

- Jamie M.

The news that one needs a cracked tooth pulled and the only replacement has to be an dental implant is never well received. I did my research and found a Board certified surgeon who could do both. I have to say the prospect of having a surgeon place metal in your jaw made me fearful and worried. My pre-appointment with Dr. Daniel and his assistant was really great--they took their time, answered all my questions, carefully explained the procedure and helped me to choose twilight anesthesia. On the day of the surgery Dr. Daniel and his super professional medical team helped get me set up and administered the anesthesia without a hitch. In what seemed like five minutes both the extraction and implant was over. I took minimal pain meds and had zero swelling and zero pain. I could not have been more pleased with the outcome. This is a great doctor with an equally great support staff both in the dental chair and in the clerical office as well.

- Chris V.

I was really nervous about a bump on the roof of my mouth but I saw Dr. Daniel and the way he handled my visit was amazing. Thankfully it turned out to be nothing - phew! Since that time Dr. Daniel has seen my wife and my daughter and each time the experience has been 5 Stars. Thank you!

- Jock P.

To start off, I have been waiting to get my wisdom teeth removed for about 3 years. I was always so afraid and just kept pushing it away. I finally had insurance so I was able to get it out and found out about this location on Yelp. The place is very clean and gives good vibes. The staff were very friendly and inviting. The surgeon and assistants made me feel really comfortable. When the day came to get my 3 wisdom teeth removed I was very nervous and scared but was quickly relaxed by the staff. They gave me my IV and I fell asleep. When I woke up it was all done. They treated me with a lot of care after as well because the anesthesia hadn't worn off yet. They also handed me some very informative paperwork on how to care for the extraction. Overall I loved this place and how inviting it was. Thank you Dr. Daniel and assistants for making this experience the smoothest it could ever be.

- Chris P.

I love this office! My daughter had oral surgery for four teeth and Dr. Daniel and his staff are so amazing! She was very nervous and they made her feel comfortable and at ease. Her recovery was super fast. I recommend Dr. Daniel to all my friends and family! He's the best!

- D H.

I was referred to Dr Daniel after my dentist couldn't get me numb enough to do an extraction. From the initial meeting through the procedure and all the follow ups, the staff has been amazing! They always are friendly and accommodating with my schedule. The procedure itself was painless and easy (a first for me)! I have gone back for several other procedures and they have all been great experiences. I would highly recommend Dr Daniel for anyone wanting a pleasant oral surgery experience!

- Sean R.

I needed to get an extraction and bone grafting, and was a little nervous going in. Dr. Daniel and his staff are super friendly! They made me very comfortable to be there. I chose to get local anesthetic and nitrous oxide instead of general anesthesia so I could go about my day afterward. I was very relaxed, and they are really efficient, I was in and out.

- C R.

Excellent!!! I was scared to death to get 4 wisdom teeth plus 2 additional teeth extracted. Dr. Daniel and his team of professionals made everything as easy and painless as possible. He even personally contacted me after regular business hours to make sure everything was ok. I would highly recommend Dr. Daniel, especially for anyone who is apprehensive about major dental work. Thanks Dr. Daniel!!!

- Edward W.

No one is a big fan of having surgery but the Santa Rosa & Rohnert Park Oral Surgery team made this such an easy experience for me! From start to finish Dr. Daniel made me feel comfortable and made sure that I understood exactly what to expect and what to do after surgery. I recovered fast and didn't have hardly any swelling or pain. Pat and Andrea were so helpful and made me feel at ease even though I was nervous. Overall a great experience!

- Katie H.

If you have questions or concerns, or wish to speak with one of our oral/maxillofacial specialists, then please contact our staff at Santa Rosa Oral Surgery, or set up an appointment by clicking here.